SLATINGTON ‚?? Wyoming Area‚??s offense mounted a second-half comeback, but Mike DePaolo never stopped churning out the yards ‚?? and touchdowns ‚?? for Pen Argyl.
DePaolo carried 33 times for 216 yards and three touchdowns Saturday afternoon as the Green Knights knocked the Warriors out of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class AA football semifinals with a 21-7 victory at Northern Lehigh High School.
The bruising 6-foot-3, 210-pound tailback in the ball-control, single-wing offense provided the game-breaking score on a 37-yard touchdown run with 5:09 remaining. It was the fourth time in the game that he converted a third-down situation and the second time that he turned it into a touchdown.
When Wyoming Area threatened one last time, it was DePaolo who intercepted at the 1 and ran it out to the 7 with 1:52 left.
Pen Argyl (11-2) advances to the state quarterfinals to face Imhotep Charter.
Wyoming Area, the District 2 champion, finished 10-3.
For the complete story, see the Nov. 25 edition of the Sunday Dispatch