SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. (WKBN) – Hickory quarterback Zander Telesz threw, ran, and returned an interception for touchdowns Friday night as Hickory dismantled Grove City in a 38-7 victory in the 3A Pennsylvania High School Football Playoffs Friday night.
Grove City finishes the season with a record of 7-4 while Hickory improves to 9-2.
Hickory gained a come-from-behind victory over Grove City in October of this year.
The Hornets advance to play Sharon in the next round of the playoffs after the Tigers defeated Oil City.
Hickory found the endzone first when Telesz connected with Luke Nevil for a short touchdown pass. The Hornets would take a 7-0 lead into the second quarter.
Telesz extended the lead to 14-0 in the second quarter with a touchdown run from 17 yards out.
Trailing 17-0, Hunter Hohman‘s touchdown run put Grove City on the board with just three seconds remaining in the first half.
The Eagles trailed 17-7 at the midway point.
Midway through the third quarter, Kelvin Morrison’s touchdown run extended the Hornets’ lead to 24-7.
Early in the fourth, the Eagles were deep in Hornets’ territory and threatening to score when Telesz made another outstanding play, this time a 98-yard pick six to the house.
Morrison’s second touchdown of the game came with two minutes to play.
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