Academy Park trips Penn Wood, 13-10

Academy Park running back Taron Mitchell (left) gets around Penn Wood linebacker Kyle Womack (right) thanks to a block from teammate Tarahn Gaines. (Ron Tarver / Staff photographer)

By Don Beideman

Academy Park  remained unbeaten Saturday at 5-0, coming from behind to score a 13-10 win over host Penn Wood in the DelVal League opener for both teams.

The Penn Wood Patriots, whose two-season winning streak was stopped at seven games, took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter when quarterback Rodeny McCaulley hooked up with Shawn Oakman on a 25 yard scoring pass.

The Knights responded with a touchdown by quarterback Brian McDonald early in the second quarter. Penn Wood (4-1) upped its lead to 10-6 on a 29-yard field goal by Tyler Glover just before halftime.

But Bukasa Kabongo scored the game-winning TD for the Knights on the receiving end of a 34-yard pass from McDonald in the third quarter.