Pictured above: Paulie Weinrich
Leading rusher Paulie Weinrich and leading tackler Ryder Machado combined for five touchdowns Friday night as Delaware Valley opened its Lackawanna Football Conference Division 1 title defense and the local portion of its schedule with a 42-10, road romp over rival Wallenpaupack.
The Warriors had started the season 0-3 while playing high-caliber opponents, all of which were from outside District 2.
Delaware Valley established control early on what turned into a busy night for Weinrich and Machado.
Weinrich carried 12 times for 190 yards and 3 touchdowns. He also contributed a sack while finishing with three tackles and an assist.
Machado was the team’s defensive leader with six tackles, six assists and a pick six.
The Warriors built a 21-3 lead in the first quarter on two Weinrich touchdown runs and a Tyler Bird-to-Aiden Black touchdown pass.
Wallenpaupack, also 1-3, got its first-quarter points on a 40-yard field goal by Brady Reynolds.
Drew Keisendahl passed to Jake Holbert for a Buckhorns touchdown in the second quarter.
Machado scored both second-quarter touchdowns as Delaware Valley built the lead to 35-10 at halftime. He carried 6 times for 42 yards and a touchdown.
Machado then took an interception 88 yards for a touchdown in the final minute of the half.
Weinrich closed out the scoring by breaking tackles on his way to a 35-yard, third-quarter touchdown run.
Everett Bell was 6-for-6 on extra points for the Warriors.
Delaware Valley outgained Wallenpaupack, 254-135 on the ground, 149-82 through the air and 403-217 total.