Delaware Valley at Wallenpaupack (2016 Varsity)
On Friday, October 21 2016 at 7 p.m., the DV Warriors beat Wallenpaupack by a score of 54 - 7.
by Shane Hennigan
PALMYRA TWP. — Three minutes after Trevor Smith scored the game’s first touchdown, his twin brother got in on the action.
Tyler Smith gave Delaware Valley momentum it didn’t relinquish.
Tyler Smith’s 68-yard punt return was one of three scores for the brothers and Matt Cavallaro threw for 187 yards and three touchdowns, as the second-ranked Warriors obliterated Wallenpaupack, 54-7, in a Lackawanna Football Conference Division I game.
“It’s always been a constant competition between us two,” Tyler Smith said. “But we try to stay as even as possible.”
Delaware Valley (7-2 overall, 2-0 Division I) took the game’s opening kickoff and needed just six plays to get into the end zone. Three of those went to Trevor Smith, who hauled in passes of 7 and 15 yards before catching a 10-yard fade pass from Cavallaro to give the Warriors a 7-0 lead.
“Coming out, we knew we needed to start early,” Trevor Smith said. “We knew that they were a scrappy team so we needed to come out and get the momentum started from the first drive and we did that.”
Wallenpaupack (3-6, 0-2) picked up a first down on the ensuing drive, but two of its seven first-half penalties forced a punt and Tyler Smith took advantage, fielding it at his 32, stiff-arming three defenders, cutting back to his right and darting up the far sideline for the score and a 14-0 advantage.
“I don’t really know how to explain it, honestly,” he said. “It was difficult out here in the wind. (The ball) was knuckling a little bit. It’s tough to read sometimes, but you just have to make a play on it and I did it that time.”
Tyler Smith found the end zone again in the second quarter when he caught a 6-yard touchdown despite falling to the ground prior to Cavallaro’s pass.
“It was a little slippery over in that corner,” Tyler Smith said with a laugh. “It was a comeback route so I tried to turn around. Turned around a little too quick, got my feet out from under me but tried to get up as fast as possible to come up with it.”
The Warriors got the ball back with 2:01 left in the half and drove 80 yards on 12 plays, capped by Ryan Obiso’s 1-yard dive into the end zone with 4 seconds remaining to put them ahead, 27-0, one play after he was stuffed at the line of scrimmage on a similar dive.
Obiso struck again on Delaware Valley’s first play of the second half following a punt, bursting through a hole and rumbling 66 yards for a touchdown on what was his final carry, giving him 115 yards on the night and 999 on the season.
Cavallaro, who also converted on all six of his extra point attempts, completed passes to six receivers with Dylan Kelly also catching a 5-yard touchdown on
a fourth-and-goal to make
it 41-0 late in the third
“I think we had great momentum the whole game,” Tyler Smith said. “Cav throwing great balls, Obiso running the ball really hard, our line was getting good push and I think those were the three main key points that helped us win this game.”
No photos were found for this game.