Mistakes cost Lewisburg in loss to Mount Carmel

By: Lewisburg Football | PIAA District IV | September 7, 2019

Mistakes cost Lewisburg in loss to Mount Carmel

 MOUNT CARMEL - Three fumbles cost Lewisburg on Friday night against Mount Carmel.

The Green Dragons offense moved the ball, but the mistakes led to 17 Mount Carmel points in a 42-23 Red Tornadoes victory.

Mount Carmel (2-1) drove 80 yards in 15 plays, picking up seven first downs on the opening series. Reisinger hit Damon Dowkus on a fullback swing pass for a 21-yard TD on fourth-and-13. A blocked PAT gave Mount Carmel a 6-0 lead with 6:41 left in the first quarter.

The Lewisburg (1-2) defense settled in, forcing back-to-back three-and-outs, while Lewisburg's offense was able to get on the board. Max Moyers 35-yard run set up Shea Girton's 22-yard field goal to cut the lead to 6-3 with 22 seconds left in the first quarter.

The Green Dragons would force another punt, but a hold on the return pushed them back to their own 10. On the first play, a botched handoff was recovered by Colin Herb with 11:13 left in the first half. Mount Carmel was pushed back by a hold and Ethan Spaulding's tackle for loss, facing a third-and-goal from the Lewisburg 36, but a 25-yard gain set up a 28-yard field to give the Red Tornadoes a 9-3 lead with 9:21 left in the second quarter.

After a Lewisburg punt, a 41-yard pass from Reisinger to Jack Chapman on third-and-one, set up Reisinger six-yard TD with 6:48 left in the first half. The two-point pass was stopped as Mount Carmel lead 15-3.

Again it looked the like the Green Dragons might climb back into the game, but again a fumble cost them. Lewisburg drove from its own 15 to the Mount Carmel 22, but Logan Wills recovered a fumble at the Mount Carmel 28.

"It's something in the air down here. The first quarter until the middle of the second quarter, we are moving the ball like we have one of the best offenses in the conference," Lewisburg coach Marc Persing said. "We believe that, the believe that.

"But we just shot ourselves in the foot."

Mount Carmel would get a short touchdown run by Shane Weidner to take a 22-3 lead at the half.

A blocked punt and a fumble would result in two early third quarter touchdowns as Mount Carmel pushed its lead to 36-3.

Moyers, who finished with 114 yards on 23 carries, scored on a two-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Nick Shedleski added a nine-yard TD run early in the fourth quarter.

Lewisburg scored a late touchdown when Cam Michaels picked up 43 yards on the ground on three carries before quarterback Michael Farronato hit Jay Lannert with a 12-yard TD pass at time expired.




Lewisburg (1-2)`3`0`7`13 — 23

Mount Carmel (2-1)`6`16`20`0 — 42


First quarter

MCA-Damon Dowkus 21 pass from Tom Reisinger (kick block)

LEW-FG Shea Girton 23

Second quarter

MCA-FG Julian Stellar 28

MCA-Reisinger 6 run (pass failed)

MCA-Shane Weidner 1 run (Stellar kick)

Third quarter

MCA-Dowkus 9 run (Stellar kick)

MCA-Jack Chapman 23 pass from Resinger (Stellar kick)

Lew-Max Moyers 2 run (Girton kick)

MCA-Stellar 1 run (kick failed)

Fourth quarter

Lew-Nick Shedleski 9 run (Girton kick)

Lew-Jay Lannert 12 pass from Michael Farronato (no attempt)



First downs`20`17

Rushes-net yards`44-226`44-173

Passing yards`95`221





RUSHING — Lewisburg: Max Moyers 23-114, TD; Cam Michaels 3-46; Nick Shedleski 8-30, TD; Ethan Dominick 7-26; Michael Farronato 1-16; Gavin Sherrif 1-5; team 1-(-11). Mount Carmel: Joey Bendas 6-58; Pedro Feliciano 4-39; Shane Weidner 11-35, TD; Damon Dowkus 5-27, TD; Tom Reisinger 2-12, TD; Julian Stellar 3-11, TD; Reed Witkoski 1-9; Noah Berkoski 4-6; Garrett Varano 1-4; Cam Mannion 1-1; Michael Reed 1-0; Dylan Pupo 3-(-3); team 2-(-23).

PASSING — Lewisburg: Shedleski 9-18-0 for 83 yards; Farronato 1-1-0 for 12 yards, TD; Dominick 0-1-0. Mount Carmel: Reisinger 10-15-0 for 197 yards, 2 TDs; Feliciano 1-3-0 for 24 yards.

RECEIVING — Lewisburg: Simeon Beiler 4-50; Dominick 2-19; Ethan Spaulding 2-13; Jay Lannert 1-12, TD; Owen Ordonez 1-1. Mount Carmel: Jack Chapman 4-79, TD; Dowkus 3-36, TD; Pupo 1-29; Berkoski 1-28; Logan Wills 1-25; Thomas Davitt 1-24.