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Norwin PAL football opens with sweep of Plum

| Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, 9:13 a.m.

Norwin Police Athletic League's youth football teams began their season on the weekend Aug. 11 by sweeping Plum on the road.

The Midgets (12- and 13-year-old) won their contest, 30-6.

Eric Sico scored twice for Norwin, while Chris Zona and Matt Lamanti both had a rushing touchdown. Lamanti completed a two-point conversion pass to Noah Stampo, while Zona and Javon Thrift also scored two-point conversions.

The Mighty Mites (10- and 11-year-old) recorded a shutout, 28-0, and did not allow a first down in the entire game.

Owen Sable scored twice for the Knights, and Billy Kerston and Jack Salopek also found the end zone for Norwin.

The Termites (7- to 9-year-old) played the game of the day, as they won, 6-0, in triple overtime.

Conner Christman scored the only touchdown of the game in the third overtime, while Chase Kranitz led the Knights defense in tackles.

Aaron Schmook had the game-winning fumble recovery, while Hayden O'Bryon, Jacob Klingensmith and Garrett Craze also were strong on the Norwin defense.

The PAL flag football (5- and 6-year-old) team also won its opening game against Plum.

The offense was led by Logan Mamie and Ty Turkowski, who each had a pair of touchdowns, and A.J. Hewitt, who had one score.

Noah Minto led the defense with four flags pulled.

Norwin's PAL football teams host Steel Valley at 1 p.m. Sunday.

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