Wyoming Valley West junior quarterback Mike Baur ran for three touchdowns and accounted for 25 yards of offense as Wyoming Valley West knocked off Dallas, 28-14, spoiling the debut of Mountaineer coach Bob Zaruta.
Baur completed 8 of 12 passes for 154 yards and rushed 21 times for 91 more.
Dallas quarterback Ryan Zapoticky, an All-Wyoming Valley Conference selection last season, had a big game statistically. He hit on 16 of 24 passes for 172 yards, including a beautifully-placed 34yard TD toss to Derik Johnson in the third quarter.
Even when Dallas moved within 28-14 on a 59-yard TD run by Kris Roccograndi with 9:47 to play, the Mountaineers couldn't sustain the rally because of the pressure. Their final two drives ended at the Valley West 5 and 28 after Zapoticky had to hurry throws.