STROUDSBURG – Not even a 40-minute lightning delay could help the Lehighton defense slow down Stroudsburg's offensive attack.
The Mounties' two talented skill players, running back Altarique Mosley-Dew and wide received Donovan McDonald, accounted for 83 percent (257 yards) of the team's offensive output and helped lead Stroudsburg to a 35-7 Mountain Valley Conference victory over Lehighton. Their speed and quickness was unmatched by everyone else on the field and was the driving force behind the Mounties' week two win.
"Well I thought it was those two guys, and the fact that we had guys in position to make plays and we didn't close," said first-year Lehighton head coach Tom McCarroll. "Obviously (Stroudsburg) has some great athletes and they show-cased them tonight, but at the end of the day we also had guys in position to make plays and we didn't do it.
"We just can't have that. I thought we game-planned pretty well. We didn't get some of the stops when we needed to. And again, guys that we want to rely on to make plays didn't. For that most part we did, but there were some fourth downs that we let get away."
Things started out well for Lehighton. The defense forced Stroudsburg to punt on the first possession of the game, and although they almost fumbled away the punt, the Indians retained possession and set up shop at their own seven-yard-line.
From there it was all Jacen Nalesnik. The senior led his team on a 16-play, 66-y