Wyoming Area Blanks Pittston Area
YATESVILLE — The mission for Wyoming Area was to dominate the line of scrimmage.
That mission was accomplished as the Warriors racked up 392 yards of total offense while holding the Pittston Area Patriots to just 79 on their way to a 40-0 victory Friday evening at Pittston’s Charley Trippi Stadium, closing out a 10-0 regular season for the Warriors.
“I thought that we did an outstanding job up front all night on both sides of the ball,” Warrior coach Randy Spencer said.
Wyoming Area’s Corey Mruk was a one-man wrecking crew for the Warriors rushing for 250 yards and three touchdowns.
“I was proud of the way that my offense line opened up holes for me all night,” Mruk said.
The Warriors struck first with a 10-play, 74-yard drive. Mruk gained 46 yards on the ground during the march and punctuated the drive with his first touchdown.
Aleah Kranson’s extra point gave Wyoming Area a 7-0 lead after the first quarter.
The next time the Warriors got the ball, they needed nine plays to cover 47 yards. Mruk’s 12-yard rumble took the ball to the Pittston Area 2. Two plays later, Mruk burst into the end zone for another touchdown.
Following a Pittston Area punt Wyoming Area covered 50 yards in seven plays. Dominic DeLuca hit Brian Williams in the corner of the end zone to up the Wyoming Area lead to 21-0.
Wyoming Area’s Nasir Harris recovered a Pittston Area fumble on the ensuing kickoff. Spencer proceeded to reach into his bag of tricks.
DeLuca hit Williams with a 3-yard pass, then Williams lateraled the ball to Mruk who covered 36 yards to the Patriot 4.
Mruk next burst four yards off-tackle for this third touchdown of the game.
“Corey has become our feature back, he had a very special night” Spencer said.
Cameron Carr ended the Patriots’ first possession of the second half alertly pouncing on a loose football giving the Warriors possession.
They took advantage of the turnover when DeLuca hit Derek Ambrosino with an 11-yard scoring pass.
In the waning moments of the game, Wyoming Area’s backup quarterback Jacob Williams hit James Miller with a 1-yard jump pass to culminate the game’s scoring.
Wyoming Area enters next weeks PIAA District 2 Class 3A playoffs as the No. 2 seed while Pittston Area enters the District 2 Class 4A playoffs as the sixth seed.