WVC Football: Wyoming Valley West rushing attack rolls over Dallas


By Ross Turesky - For Times Leader



WVW's Sean Judge (10) catches a flair pass and gets by Matt Maransky (29) for a Spartan TD in the first quarter against Dallas Area Friday night. Tony Callaio | For Times Leader


Aaron Austin (3) runs the ball up the middle for extra yardage for the Spartans. Tony Callaio | For Times Leader


Blue Knight's Michael Farrell (73) wrestles down WVW's Aaron Austin (3) for a loss. Tony Callaio | For Times Leader


Dallas QB Stone Mannello (3) does everything he can to stay in bounce with Brydon Rukstalis (54) in pursuit for WVW. Tony Callaio | For Times Leader


Aaron Austin (3) spins for extra yardage as he's being tackled by Blue Knight David Schuster (13). Tony Callaio | For Times Leader


Dallas' Leonard Kelley (26) tackles Sean Judge (10) from behind. Tony Callaio | For Times Leader


Wyoming Valley West’s Sean Judge (10) catches a flair pass and gets by Matt Maransky (29) for a Spartan TD in the first quarter against Dallas Area Friday night.


Tony Callaio | For Times Leader

Aaron Austin (3) runs the ball up the middle for extra yardage for the Spartans.


Tony Callaio | For Times Leader

Dallas’ Michael Farrell (73) wrestles down WVW’s Aaron Austin (3) for a loss.


Tony Callaio | For Times Leader

Dallas QB Stone Mannello (3) does everything he can to stay inbounds with Valley West’s Brydon Rukstalis (54) in pursuit.


Tony Callaio | For Times Leader

Aaron Austin (3) spins for extra yardage as he’s being tackled by Dallas’ David Schuster (13).


Tony Callaio | For Times Leader

Dallas’ Leonard Kelley (26) tackles Sean Judge (10) from behind.


Tony Callaio | For Times Leader

DALLAS — After dropping two games in a row, Patrick Keating’s Wyoming Valley West Spartans got back to their winning ways with a 29-0 shutout road victory over Dallas on Friday night.

Even playing through scattered showers and having a lengthy lightning delay, the Spartans’ rushing attack proved to be too much for the Mountaineers to handle.

Valley West was led by their two senior offensive leaders, in running back Sean Judge and quarterback Aaron Austin.

Judge ran for 60 yards on 13 carries and scored two touchdowns. The first coming off a 12-yard touchdown reception from Austin with 4:38 left to go in the first quarter. It was the only points scored in the first half and the Spartans took an 8-0 lead into the locker room.

Judge’s next big play came on the second-half opening kickoff, when he took it to the house on an 85-yard run for a 15-0 lead.

Teammate Austin ran for 79 yards on 21 rushes, including a key 5-yard quarterback scramble touchdown with 9:53 left in regulation to give his team a 22-0 lead.

Austin was 6 for 10 for 99 passing yards.

Valley West’s scoring barrage was capped off when junior fullback Zach Davies barreled his way for a bruising 17-yard touchdown run to give his team a 29-0 lead.

Dallas’ offense struggled all night and were held to only four first- down conversions on the day. Senior quarterback Stone Mannello threw two key interceptions, both picked off by Darrian Tyson.

Dallas will look to improve on their 1-4 record when they host Meyers next Friday. The Spartans who stand at 3-2 at the season’s midway point will look to keep up their winning ways going when they host Wallenpaupack next Friday.

Wyoming Valley West 29, Dallas 0

WVW `8`0`7`14`—`29

DAL `0`0’0’0’—`0

First quarter

WVW — Sean Judge 12 pass from Aaron Austin (Austin conversion run), 4:38

Third quarter

WVW — Judge 85 kick return (Jake Gurtis kick), 11:45

Fourth Quarter

WVW — Austin 5 run (Gurtis kick), 9:53

WVW — Zach Davies 17 run (Gurtis kick), 4:34.

Team statistics `WVW`Dallas

First downs`16`4

Rushes-yards`48-201`24-27

Passing yards`99`41

Total yards`300`68

Passing`6-10-1-0`5-16-0-2

Sacked-yards lost`3-15`3-15

Punts-avg.`1-53`8-35

Fumbles-lost`3-2`0-0

Penalties-yards`8-90`5-42

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING — WVW, Sean Judge 13-60, Aaron Austin 21-79, Zach Davies 7-43, Sean Mikovitch 2-13, Chris Melovitz 3-2, Carson Canavan 2-4. DAL, Stone Mannello 11- (minus 16), Justin Hutchins 7-26, Taylor Bolesta 1-5, David Schuster 5-12.

PASSING — WVW, Aaron Austin 6-10-99-1-0. DAL, Stone Mannello 5-16-41-0-2.

RECEIVING — WVW, Darrian Tyson 2-22, Sean Judge 1-12, Chris Melovitz 1-10, Rob Dwyer 2-55. DAL, Chris Murray 1-3, Ed Zochowski 1-5, Matt Maransky 1-4, Luke DelGuadio 1-12, Christian Motley 1-17.

INTERCEPTIONS — WVW, Darrian Tyson 2-0.

WVW’s Sean Judge (10) catches a flair pass and gets by Matt Maransky (29) for a Spartan TD in the first quarter against Dallas Area Friday night. Tony Callaio | For Times Leader
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Dallas-WVW-ftbl-1-2.jpgWVW’s Sean Judge (10) catches a flair pass and gets by Matt Maransky (29) for a Spartan TD in the first quarter against Dallas Area Friday night. Tony Callaio | For Times Leader

Aaron Austin (3) runs the ball up the middle for extra yardage for the Spartans. Tony Callaio | For Times Leader
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Dallas-WVW-ftbl-2-2.jpgAaron Austin (3) runs the ball up the middle for extra yardage for the Spartans. Tony Callaio | For Times Leader

Blue Knight’s Michael Farrell (73) wrestles down WVW’s Aaron Austin (3) for a loss. Tony Callaio | For Times Leader
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Dallas-WVW-ftbl-3-2.jpgBlue Knight’s Michael Farrell (73) wrestles down WVW’s Aaron Austin (3) for a loss. Tony Callaio | For Times Leader

Dallas QB Stone Mannello (3) does everything he can to stay in bounce with Brydon Rukstalis (54) in pursuit for WVW. Tony Callaio | For Times Leader
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Dallas-WVW-ftbl-4-2.jpgDallas QB Stone Mannello (3) does everything he can to stay in bounce with Brydon Rukstalis (54) in pursuit for WVW. Tony Callaio | For Times Leader

Aaron Austin (3) spins for extra yardage as he’s being tackled by Blue Knight David Schuster (13). Tony Callaio | For Times Leader
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Dallas-WVW-ftbl-5-2.jpgAaron Austin (3) spins for extra yardage as he’s being tackled by Blue Knight David Schuster (13). Tony Callaio | For Times Leader

Dallas’ Leonard Kelley (26) tackles Sean Judge (10) from behind. Tony Callaio | For Times Leader
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Dallas-WVW-ftbl-6-2.jpgDallas’ Leonard Kelley (26) tackles Sean Judge (10) from behind. Tony Callaio | For Times Leader

Wyoming Valley West’s Sean Judge (10) catches a flair pass and gets by Matt Maransky (29) for a Spartan TD in the first quarter against Dallas Area Friday night.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Dallas-WVW-ftbl-1-CMYK-2.jpgWyoming Valley West’s Sean Judge (10) catches a flair pass and gets by Matt Maransky (29) for a Spartan TD in the first quarter against Dallas Area Friday night. Tony Callaio | For Times Leader

Aaron Austin (3) runs the ball up the middle for extra yardage for the Spartans.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Dallas-WVW-ftbl-2-CMYK-2.jpgAaron Austin (3) runs the ball up the middle for extra yardage for the Spartans. Tony Callaio | For Times Leader

Dallas’ Michael Farrell (73) wrestles down WVW’s Aaron Austin (3) for a loss.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Dallas-WVW-ftbl-3-CMYK-1.jpgDallas’ Michael Farrell (73) wrestles down WVW’s Aaron Austin (3) for a loss. Tony Callaio | For Times Leader

Dallas QB Stone Mannello (3) does everything he can to stay inbounds with Valley West’s Brydon Rukstalis (54) in pursuit.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Dallas-WVW-ftbl-4-CMYK-1.jpgDallas QB Stone Mannello (3) does everything he can to stay inbounds with Valley West’s Brydon Rukstalis (54) in pursuit. Tony Callaio | For Times Leader

Aaron Austin (3) spins for extra yardage as he’s being tackled by Dallas’ David Schuster (13).
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Dallas-WVW-ftbl-5-CMYK.jpgAaron Austin (3) spins for extra yardage as he’s being tackled by Dallas’ David Schuster (13). Tony Callaio | For Times Leader

Dallas’ Leonard Kelley (26) tackles Sean Judge (10) from behind.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Dallas-WVW-ftbl-6-CMYK.jpgDallas’ Leonard Kelley (26) tackles Sean Judge (10) from behind. Tony Callaio | For Times Leader

By Ross Turesky

For Times Leader

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