Lewisburg rallies to beat Shamokin

By: Lewisburg Football | LewisburgFootball.com | September 21, 2019


LEWISBURG — Lewisburg used a strong second half Friday night to earn a win in a critical Heartland Athletic Conference-Division I clash.

The host Green Dragons (3-2 overall, 1-1 HAC-I) rolled off 21 straight points after falling behind by 13 points to defeat Shamokin, 28-26, at Bucknell University's Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium.

Shamokin quarterback Nathan Grimes delivered four touchdown passes — three to Joseph Masser and one to Matthew Schiccitano — and threw for 245 yards.

Masser hauled in touchdown receptions of 25 and 31 yards in the first half, the first on fourth-and-16 to cap an 18-play, 80-yard march that consumed 9:12, and the second a one-handed over-the-shoulder grab to give the Indians a 14-7 lead at the break. His third touchdown catch, a 33-yarder on Shamokin's third snap of the third quarter, made it 20-7.

Shamokin appeared to be in control with a 13-point lead, and having outgained the Green Dragons by 132 yards.

Lewisburg had other ideas. It turned the tables on the Indians (2-3) by relying on Nick Shedleski, Max Moyers and Ethan Dominick.

Shedleski hit Moyers for a 38-yard touchdown pass. Ethan Spaulding picked off Grimes on Shamokin's next possession, returning it 70 yards to set up a 17-yard scoring run by Dominick. After a Shamokin punt, Moyers ripped off a 49-yard run to open the fourth quarter, which set up Shedleski's 18-yard touchdown run for a 28-20 lead.

In just 12:19, Lewisburg had rolled up 21 straight points.

Lewisburg hadn't fully dodged Shamokin. The Indians mounted one final push, and cut it to 28-26 with 4:07 left on Grimes' fourth touchdown pass of the night, this one to Schiccitano. The Indians' tying two-point pass failed. A final drive for the Indians, after forcing a Lewisburg punt, ended on an interception by Graden Feldmann.



Shamokin`6`8`6`6 — 26

Lewisburg`0`7`14`7 — 28


First quarter

S - Joseph Masser 25 pass from Nathan Grimes (kick failed)

Second quarter

L - Max Moyers 82 run (Ben Liscum kick)

S - Masser 31 pass from Grimes (Max Madden run)

Third quarter

S - Masser 33 pass from Grimes (run failed)

L - Moyers 38 pass from Nick Shedleski (Liscum kick)

L - Ethan Dominick 17 run (Liscum kick)

Fourth quarter

L - Shedleski 18 run (Liscum kick)

S - Matthew Schiccitano 4 pass from Grimes (pass failed)



First downs`20`9



Passing yards`245`70

Total offense`369`282




RUSHING — Shamokin: Max Madden 23-56; Brycen James 10-64; Nathan Grimes 7-7. Lewisburg: Max Moyers 10-166, TD; Ethan Dominick 8-47, TD; Nick Shedleski 4-27, TD; Cam Michaels 1-minus-4; TEAM 2-minus-24.

PASSING — Shamokin: Nathan Grimes 15-26-3, for 245 yards, 4 TDs; Brycen James 0-1-0, 0. Lewisburg: Nick Shedleski 5-13-0, for 70 yards, TD.

RECEIVING — Shamokin: Matthew Schiccitano 7-75, TD; Joseph Masser 4-110, 3 TDs; Blake Kane 2-25; Ian Paul 1-39; Max Madden 1-minus-4. Lewisburg: Dante Sims 3-23; Max Moyers 1-38, TD; Simeon Beiler 1-9.