BY JEFF FALK
Legitimate opportunites for victory appear to be few and far between for the Cedar Crest football team this season. On Friday night, the Falcons missed out on a golden one.
In South Lebanon, on the turf of Earl Boltz Stadium, Cedar Crest dropped a battle of winless squads and fell to Warwick 45-34. The Falcons slipped into an early 21-0 hole and couldn’t manage to work their way out of it.
The loss, the 13th in its last 14 outings, dropped Cedar Crest to 0-4 overall and 0-1 in Section One of the Lancaster-Lebanon League. The Falcons are now 5-19 under third-year head coach Tom Waranavage.
The Warriors moved to 1-3 on the year and 1-0 in the section.
The Falcons did pull within 21-14 on a short Garrett Levengood scramble to paydirt, but Warwick responded by scoring on its next possession. Cedar Crest had capitalized on a Warrior miscue for a Levengood-to-Dalton Ritter scoring strike for its initial touchdown.
Warwick’s advantage reached 38-14, before the Falcons again closed the gap. Levengood threw a total of four touchdown strikes, two of which went to Ritter and two of which went to Brian Wawrzyniak.