It seemed as though Lehighton was going to cruise to an easy win early on. They took a 12-0 lead on back-to-back scores right off the bat. However, in the minds of East Stroudsburg South, the game was just getting started.
Facing the two-TD deficit, the Cavs reeled off three unanswered touchdowns to take the lead and eventually held off the Indians for the 27-22 Mountain Valley Conference win.
"We made too many mental mistakes tonight and blew a couple assignments and then defensively, we let them back into it and they took advantage," said Lehighton head coach George Ebbert.
Late in the contest, the winners needed to hold off the advances of the Indians as they ran out the clock out for the victory.
Early on, the locals took the lead on their first drive of the night. Eventually, senior quarterback Josh Agosto found junior receiver Jacen Nalesnik for the five-yard TD. After the kick failed, though, the score was 6-0 with ten minutes on the first quarter clock.
ESS took the ball and squandered an opportunity, relinquishing the ball back, and their opponents took advantage. Eight plays later, Agosto found some room to the left and meandered his way in from the two for the 12-0 lead, after a passing conversion attempt went by the wayside.
That's when the Cavaliers seemed to awaken and make the most of their chances. It took three plays to attain paydi