The Montrose Area football team, comprised of students there as well as Elk Lake, broke a 26-game losing streak for the Meteors dating back to 2017.
At St. Anthony’s Field in Dunmore, the Meteors topped Holy Cross, 46-6, with Gus Brown, an Elk Lake student by day, at quarterback, and fellow teammates showing a strong effort on both sides of the ball.
“Henry Rogers stepped up offensively and defensively, along with Cameron Johnson who outright played remarkably,” said first year head coach Kerry Patton. “Along with those two, you have to tip your hat to the Holy Cross players who demonstrated pure sportsmanship. Those kids are every coach's dream come true. Pure gems.”
The Meteors were coming off of an imposed bye-week, as their game against Lackawanna Trail last Friday was postponed due to the Lions COVID-19 pause.
Patton said, “A week off definitely helped."
The Meteors took control of the game early, holding a 30-0 lead at halftime.
Coach Patton kept his players focused on the task at hand, and not the scoreboard.
The visiting Meteors were able to stifle the Crusaders until late in the fourth quarter, when the home team made the score 38-6.
On the ensuing kickoff, Logan McNamara received the ball, and carried it into the endzone for the game’s final score.
Asked about picking up the long awaited win, Patton said, “Really? I honestly had no clue. It doesn’t matter to me. I'm not in this to break streaks, but rather I'm in it to help mold young men and women into being better humans.”
“We do our thing,” said Patton. “It doesn't matter what the competition does. We play our game, we play competitively.”