Delaware Valley at Hazleton Area (2016 Varsity)
On Friday, September 30 2016 at 7 p.m., the DV Warriors beat Hazleton Area by a score of 35 - 0.
HAZLETON — Delaware Valley quarterback Matt Cavallaro completed 10 of 11 passes for 238 yards and four touchdowns — all in just one half of action — as the Warriors rolled past host Cougars, 35-0 in a nonleague game Friday night.
Cavallaro completed passes to seven receivers, and connected with four different teammates for touchdowns.
The Cougars (0-6) stopped Delaware Valley (4-2) on fourth down on its opening possession, and after Hazleton Area went three-and-out, the Warriors took over near midfield. It took just five plays to score.
On third-and-seven, Cavallaro connected with senior wide receiver Trevor Smith on a post pattern for a 29-yard touchdown. Cavallaro booted the first of five straight PATs for a 7-0 lead.
The Cougars had a chance to cut into that lead late in the first quarter, when Adrian Otero recovered a Warriors fumble at the Warriors’ 39. However, the Warriors’ defense was up to the challenge, getting one of its five sacks to push the Cougars back. On fourth down, Hazleton Area’s punt snap sailed over Damon Horton’s head, and Delaware Valley got the ball at the Cougar 30.
After Cavallaro hooked up with C.J. Anderson on a 23-yard pass play, he threw to Tyler Smith in the end zone for a seven-yard score and a 14-0 lead.
After another Cougar punt gave the ball back to Delaware Valley near midfield, Cavallaro threw to 260-pound tight end Brendan Heaney, who rambled 42 yards into the red zone. Three plays later, Ryan Obiso ran it in from three yards out for a 21-0 cushion.
“You can’t teach experience, and you saw that here tonight,” Delaware Valley coach Keith Olsommer said. “We have an older team. (The Cougars) were a young team coming into the year, they’ve had a lot of injuries, and I thought that showed a little bit.”
With the aid of two big losses on long snaps, and five quarterback sacks, Delaware Valley was able to hold the Cougars to minus-26 rushing yards and just 73 total yards.
No photos were found for this game.