Crestwood opened its 2017 football season with an impressive 34-15 win over Pittston Area om August 25. A stingy Comet defense and some key plays combined with a solid offensive effort gave the Comets a good start for the new season.
After a scoreless first quarter, Crestwood got on the board first after a fumbled snap midway through the second. The Comets picked up the ball on the Patriots’ 14. An 11-yard completion from QB Chase Passman to Kevin Klusewitz three plays later put the Comets up 7-0. On the Comets’ next possession, Passman was intercepted. Two plays later the Comets returned the favor with an interception by Adam Gegaris. Nick Grosek’s 9-yard touchdown run increased the Crestwood lead to 14-0 with only 1:45 remining in the first half.
Pittston Area responded with a 22-yard pass to Andrew Krawczyk from Walker Coles to cut the lead to 14-7.
The third quarter was all Crestwood. The Comet defense kept the Patriots in check as the offense tacked on two more scores. Brandon Niemenski scored on a 10-yard pass and Garrett Swank added another TD on a 2-yard jaunt. The quarter ended with a comfortable 28-7 lead for Crestwood.
In the final stanza, Crestwood picked up where they left off in the third, scoring early on a 2-yard run by Grosek. Pittston score their final TD with 5:16 left in the game but it was enough to catch the Comets. The Crestwood defense held their
opponents to only 154 total yards while the winners amassed a total of 298 yards on the day. Swank was the leading rusher for the Comets with 68 yards on nine carries followed by Grosek who carried the ball 10 times for 52 yards. Receiving, Brandon Brozena was 7-57 and Klusewitz was 4-21.
In passing, Passman had a good day with 15-24-1-101.
On Friday, September 1 Crestwood will take on Wyoming Area.