Delaware Valley at West Scranton (2016 Varsity)
On Friday, September 16 2016 at 7 p.m., the DV Warriors beat West Scranton by a score of 67 - 32.
FOOTBALL: Delaware Valley 67, West Scranton 32
09/17/2016, 8:30pm EDT
By NPF Sports
Cavallaro throws 6 touchdown passes, leads 600-yard attack
The passing numbers Matt Cavallaro is piling up during his senior year at Delaware Valley keep getting bigger.
Cavallaro threw for 337 yards and 6 touchdowns Friday night as Delaware Valley won a shootout from host West Scranton, 62-37, in a non-league game between large schools from the Lackawanna Football Conference.
The Warriors and Invaders locked up in the highest-scoring game of the high-scoring weekend, putting up 61 of their 99 points in the first half. By that time, Cavallaro and West Scranton sophomore Nick Gioia had combined for 455 yards and 6 touchdowns passing.
Cavallaro finished 20-for-30 passing. He was 16-for-20 for 236 yards and 4 touchdowns in the first half for a 35-26 lead. He got the Warriors out to a 28-6 lead just 18 seconds into the second quarter.
Gioia was 8-for-10 for 192 yards and 2 touchdowns in the first half.
Cavallaro has moved past the 1,000-yard mark in passing for the second straight season. What took him a season to do last year for the LFC Division 1 co-champions has taken just four weeks this time.
The Warriors, the top-ranked Big School team in the NPF Sports Super Six Power Rankings, turned to more of a ball-control approach in the second half.
Ryan Obiso, who has taken over full-time at tailback after the loss of leading rusher Kyle Dillon to a season-ending knee injury, took it from there in pushing Delaware Valley (3-1) over 600 yards in total offense.
Obiso carried 19 times for 117 yards in the second half to finish with 187 yards and 2 touchdowns on 31 carries.
West Scranton (1-3) used special teams to cut the 28-6 deficit to 28-26 late in the half.
The Invaders scored three touchdowns in rapid succession with the help of a long kickoff return and a fumbled kickoff.
Delaware Valley settled down to outscore West Scranton, 39-6, the rest of the way.
The new highest-scoring team in the LFC set itself up for next week’s game at unbeaten North Pocono, which has allowed the fewest points in the conference.
Delaware Valley coach Keith Olsommer was an all-state defensive end at North Pocono before playing tight end at Penn State.
No photos were found for this game.