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HAZLETON — Nick George scored two touchdowns, and Zach Zukoski piled up 190 yards on the ground and a touchdown, as Hazleton Area rolled to a 30-7 victory over Williamsport in WVC football action Friday night.

Zukoski, a junior, carried the ball 29 times for the Cougars. He scored on an 8-yard run in the first quarter to open a 7-0 lead for Hazleton Area. Zukoski also caught two passes for another 29 yards.

George’s first 1-yard plunge made it 17-0 midway through the second quarter. He added a 2-yard scoring run in the third quarter and capped his night with an interception.

Ryan Heller threw for 100 yards, including a 25-yard TD pass to Jeff Ochs just before halftime.

Hazleton Area 30, Williamsport 7

Williamsport`0`7`0`0`—`7


Hazleton Area`10`13`7`0`—`30


First quarter

HA - Z. Zukoski 8 run (Williams kick), 8:32


HA - Williams 29 field goal, 2:00


Second quarter

HA - George 1 run (Williams kick), 5:51


W - Harris 88 kickoff return (Hillman kick), 5:34


HA - Ochs 25 pass from Heller (kick failed), 1:50


Third quarter

HA - George 2 run (Williams kick), 8:58


Team statistics`Will`Haz Area


First downs`8`17


Rushes-yards`29-96`55-248


Passing yards`61`100


Total yards`157`348


Passing`5-9-1`6-12-0


Fumbles-lost`1-1`1-0


Penalties-yards`4-28`4-34


INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS


RUSHING — WIL, Foust 17-68, Martin 4-13, Berkheimer 5-13, Reeves 3-2. HAZ, Z. Zukoski 29-190, George 17-51, Heller 3-23, McCallum 1-(-3), Team 5-(-13).


PASSING — WIL, Berkheimer 5-7-1-61; Reeves 0-2-0-0. HAZ, Heller 6-12-0-100.


RECEIVING — WIL, Hoffman 2-25, Gardner 1-26, Manzitti 1-6, Martin 1-4. HAZ, Ochs 2-40, G. Kopczynskie 2-31, Z. Zukoski 2-29.


INTERCEPTIONS — HAZ, George.


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