Sophomore tailback Dave Paveletz (Warrior Run, Pa./Hanover Area) rumbled for a two-yard touchdown with 8:09 to go in the fourth quarter. Paveletz rushed 28 times for 116 yards on the day, and also scored Susquehanna's other touchdown at almost the identical time, 8:08, in the second quarter.
It was a typical Susquehanna-Lycoming clash: a back-and-forth battle that saw the lead change hands three times and featured six turnovers - two of them being interceptions off of tipped Derek Pope (
Lycoming would strike first when tight end Bill Margetich caught a 10-yard pass from Colin Dwyer just four minutes into the first quarter. Susquehanna would answer quickly on Paveletz's first touchdown run on the day three minutes later. The Crusaders added a Bobby Eppleman (
The Warriors used the Dwyer-to-Margetich combination again late in the third to retake the lead, 13-10. The Crusaders did their own repeat with Paveletz in the fourth quarter. That score would hold up through a back-and-forth defensive battle to give the Crusaders their first win of the season.
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Next game: Saturday, Sept. 22 at St. Lawrence, 1 p.m. (first-ever Liberty League game)