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Spartans top Bucks, take lead

Jayson Lowe intercepted two passes and knocked down another Friday night as Mid Valley knocked host Dunmore out of the Lackawanna Football Conference Division 3 lead and took over first place with a 14-7 victory.

Mid Valley took a 14-0 first-half lead and held on with its pass defense.

Lowe’s interceptions came in the end zone and at the 9. He turned aside Dunmore’s last threat by knocking down a pass near the pylon inside the 1.

The win was the sixth straight for the Spartans, who improved to 2-0 in the division and 6-1 overall going into a home game against the division’s other unbeaten, Lakeland (1-0, 6-1). Mid Valley broke Dunmore’s three-game winning streak and dropped the Bucks to 2-1 and 3-3.

Mid Valley scored on the game’s first play, when Cameron Riccardo faked a handoff to 1,000-yard rusher Devin Ayala and threw deep down the right side to Kyle Marcinkevich for a 68-yard touchdown.

Dunmore drove on its first possession until Lowe’s end-zone interception for a touchback.

Mid Valley drove from its 20 to the 3 before being pushed back. On third-and-goal from the 11, Riccardo’s pass was intercepted by Danny Pigga at the 1.

The Spartans, however, continued to control first-half play and took a 14-0 lead in the second quarter on Ayala’s 5-yard touchdown run.

Dunmore put together a 14-play, third-quarter scoring drive that Thomas Bowen capped with a 1-yard run and the Bucks threatened throughout the fourth quarter.

Lowe stopped one threat with his second interception then broke up a fourth-down pass on what turned out to be Dunmore’s final offensive play.


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