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Seneca's Second Quarter Enough in Opener

Friday, September 8, 2006

By Clark Washington
SJSports Special Correspondent

Seneca played Lenape only twice in their brief history and both teams each won a game. To start the new season off, both of these teams would get a chance to break that tie as the Golden Eagles were looking to pick up a road victory. After a scoreless opening quarter, Seneca would score the game's first touchdown. Lenape did respond with an electrified kickoff return that gave hometown fans something to cheer about. But that's when the Golden Eagles twenty-six unanswered points through the fourth quarter to defeat the Indians 33-14. Six different players were responsible in scoring touchdowns for Seneca.

Jay Valente finally finished off a scoring drive early during the second quarter when he crossed the goal line from 15 yards out. With the extra point attempt successful, Lenape would take the ensuring kickoff and Andre Lawhorne would return it 90 yards to tie this game at 7-7. It was long before Seneca was back into the Indians territory and Bobby Carroll's 3-yard touchdown run gave the Golden Eagles the lead for good. The defense would control the game giving the offense opportunities to build onto their lead. Dustin Worthman's 5 yard run gave Seneca a 19-7 lead at the break. Matt Giberson's 37 yard touchdown reception from Jay Donoghue and Tim Meise's 2 yard run rounded out the scoring for Seneca. Austin Lucas' 24 yard run finished out the scoring of this game for Lenape.

Photos by Hugh Tsung

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