The Crestwood football team has been preparing to take on the visiting Trojans of Nanticoke in the 2017 Homecoming Game on Saturday, September 30 at 7 p. m.
Crestwood suffered a setback last Friday evening, September 22, when they played tough but came up short against host Pottsville (3-2). The Comets (2-3) fell to the Crimson Tide, 13-7 in a non-league game played at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
The Tide used a strong running game complimented by a staunch defense to stay ahead of the Comets.
After a scoreless first quarter, Pottsville got on the board late in the second on a 46-yard touchdown run by Sam Siminitus to take a 7-0 lead.
The Tide increased their lead to 13-0 when Pottsvile’s Sam Messina capped off a scoring drive on a 1-yard run.
Crestwood’s offense finally scored midway through the third quarter as a 31-yard kickoff return by Kevin Klusewitz set up a 52-yard touchdown drive. Nick Grosek caught a 15-yard pass and carried for 24 more yards. Comet quarterback Garrett Swank, who played in place of Crestwood’s injured starting quarterback Chase Passman, connected with Brandon Brozena from 8 yards out with only 5:16 left in the third period.
Swank’s successful extra point attempt cut Pottsville’s lead to 13-7.
Late in the third, a 36-yard pass completion from Swank to Brozena put the ball at the Tide’s 8-yard line. Swank made it to the 3, but the ball came loose and went through the end zone, which gave the ball back to Pottsville.
The Tide held the Comets to only 160 yards in what was an evenly matched contest.
Nick Grosek, rushed for 74 yards and caught three passes for 14 yards to lead the Comets.
Homeocoming opponent Nanticoke suffered a similar fate last Friday, losing a close game to visiting Northwest, 20-15.
Crestwood will look to get back in the win column against Trojans (3-2) in the game Friday night.