Upon Further Review: Ryan McDonnell powered WA in 2005 rout of Pocono Mountain East

September 10th, 2015 2:23 pm

September 2005 Wyoming Area pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat Pocono Mountain East, 27-7, to improve to 2-0 in the 2005 season. In the fourth quarter, Ryan McDonnell uncorked a 52-yard run and Tyler Saville followed with a 7-yard touchdown carry — his first of two — and Wyoming Area won going away. McDonnell finished with a game-high 136 yards on 17 carries. Wyoming Area’s final score came when Justin Piontkowski found John Borzell on a 25-yard touchdown pass. September 1995 Pittston Area took down Tunkhannock, 27-0, thanks to some impressive running by tailback Mike Owens. Owens finished with 177 yards on 18 carries in an offense that totaled more than 300 yards. Sophomore quarterback John Widdick threw for 96 yards and two scores - one to Andrew LaBrutte and one to Charles Sciandra. September 1985 Wyoming Area’s football remained unbeaten with a 37-0 win over Hanover. Ken Kopetchny returned the second half kickoff 70 yards for a touchdown and caught another from quarterback Phil Russo. Wyoming Area also got touchdowns from Tony Bonomo, Mike Birosak and Paul Angeli. Wyoming Area’s defense held Hanover to just 179 yards of offense. The Warriors racked up 327. September 1975 Pittston Area took down Bishop O’Reilly, 15-7, to open the 1975 football season. The Patriots got touchdowns from John Adonizio and Carmen “Homer” Lopresto. Frank Czerniatkowski kicked a 23-yard field goal as well. Adonizio’s touchdown came from 5-yards out, while Lopresto’s was a 26-yard touchdown run aided by a big block from Frank Krimowski.

Wyoming Area’s Ryan McDonnell ran for 136 yards in a 2005 win over Pocono Mountain East.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_913Phistory05.jpgWyoming Area’s Ryan McDonnell ran for 136 yards in a 2005 win over Pocono Mountain East.
Wyoming Area’s Tony Bonomo, left, scores a touchdown against Hanover during a game in 1985.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_913Phistory85.jpgWyoming Area’s Tony Bonomo, left, scores a touchdown against Hanover during a game in 1985.
Pittston Area’s John Widdick, right, threw for two touchdowns against Tunkhannock in a game in 1995.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_913Phistory95.jpgPittston Area’s John Widdick, right, threw for two touchdowns against Tunkhannock in a game in 1995.
Pittston Area’s Carmen ‘Homer’ Lopresto, right, receives a block from Frank Krimowski during a 26-yard touchdown run in 1975.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_913Phistory75.jpgPittston Area’s Carmen ‘Homer’ Lopresto, right, receives a block from Frank Krimowski during a 26-yard touchdown run in 1975.
By Nick Wagner nwagner@timesleader.com  
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