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MOSCOW - On his way to the line of scrimmage, Tanner Kahlau said he saw an opening.

That’s all he needed to get Crestwood off and running.

Kahlau dashed straight to the end zone again and again and again - scoring four touchdowns in all Friday while leading the Comets to a 40-21 romp past North Pocono for their first win of the season.

“The one play was open,” Kahlau said. “I needed to make a couple moves.”

Seems like he was intent on moving straight to paydirt.

Kahlau scored on touchdown runs of 15 and 27 yards in the first half to give the Comets a slim halftime advantage, then he broke the game open with scoring bursts of 39 and 40 yards. The first one got Crestwood within 7-6 in the second quarter. The last one set the final score with 33 seconds remaining.

Inbetween, Kahlau rolled up a team-high 128 rushing yards, giving Crestwood two 100-yard backs for the night.

Mainstay tailback Frank Aigeldinger - who actually took a slew of direct snaps and handed a few of them off to Kahlau - finished with 111 yards.

“We like to run the football, there’s no doubt about it,” Crestwood coach Greg Myers said. “Tanner’s really been stepping up. A lot of teams have been keying on Frank and some of our other backs. Tanner’s sort of been the guy nobody’s been watching out for.”

On Friday, North Pocono watched Kahlau turn into a human highlight reel.

His 27-yard sprint across the goal line with 1:34 remaining in the opening half lifted the Comets into a 21-15 lead, then Kahlau opened the fourth quarter with a 39-yard t0uchdown run to give Crestwood breathing room, 27-15.

Not to be outdone, Crestwood quarterback Jay Popson added 103 passing yards in the first half - including a 25-yard touchdown pass to Connor Sheloski.

Crestwood 40, North Pocono 21


North Pocono`7`8`0`6`—`21

First quarter

NP — Luke Fetter 1 run (Corey Rinaldi kick), 5:42

C — Tanner Kahlau 15 run (run failed), 1:38

Second quarter

C — Connor Sheloski 25 pass from Jay Popson (Popson conversion run), 8:22

NP — Paul Baldauff 15 pass from Fetter (Matt Nawrocki conversion run), 4:00

C — Kahlau 27 run (George Gendler kick), 1:34

Fourth quarter

C — Kahlau 39 run (run failed)

C — Jacob Zalogna 1 run (Gendler kick), 7:13

NP — Brian D’Agostino 24 pass from Fetter (pass failed), 8:31

C — Kahlau 40 run (kick failed), 0:33

Team statistics`Crest`N.Pocono

First downs`17`6


Passing yards`103`88

Total yards`469`168


Sacked-yards lost`0-0`1-5





RUSHING — CRES, Tanner Kahlau 8-128, Frank Aigeldinger 15-111, Jacob Zbegner 9-57, Jay Popson 4-53, Matt Bobeck 5-17. NP, Matt Kelly 14-54, Mike Epifano 5-40, Paul Badauff 1-1, Brady Dial 1-0, Luke Fetter 3- (minus 4), TEAM 1- (minus 11).

PASSING — CRES, Popson 4-4-0-103. NP, Fetter 7-11-1-88.

RECEIVING — CRES, Connor Sheloski 2-59, Andrew Chang 1-34, Timothy Tokash 1-10. NP, Kelly 4-47, Badauff 2-17, Brian D’Agostino 1-24.


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