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Falcons not pretty, but effective in 35-7 win over Cedar Crest

LDTDrun9 10 14Photo by John DiffenderferThe score looked pretty. Lower Dauphin’s 35-7 victory over Cedar Crest, the Falcons’ first game of the season on an opponent’s football field, on Friday, Sept. 5 was not as pretty as it would seem – at least to the team’s coach.

Seven penalties were “uncharacteristic’’ of the Falcons, whose defense has smothered opponents for more than a season – six foes were shut out last year – and whose discipline offered opponents few second chances . . .

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 20:07

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Rollers fight, but fall to Berks Catholic, 45-19

breakaway9 10 14Photo by Noelle BarrettDo the Steelton-Highspire Rollers have one of the toughest Class A schedules this season?

Without a doubt – and, unfortunately, it has shown. Bishop McDevitt, a Class AAA powerhouse, routed the Rollers in a devastating 56-0 loss in the team’s season opener last week. Going into their second game of the season, against Berks Catholic, the 2013 District 3 Class AA champs, at Forino Sports Complex in Reading on Friday, Sept. 5, the Rollers had another tough battle on their hands . . .

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 20:04

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BIG PLAYS, BIG WIN: Three long TD sprints give Raiders 18-9 win over Northern York

 

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Middletown defense meets several challenges in victory

Middletown football coach Brett Myers was able to breathe a heavy sigh of relief after his Blue Raiders held on for a tense, 18-9 victory over the Northern York Polar Bears on Friday, Sept. 5 in Dillsburg.

After suffering a devastating loss the week before, the Raiders (1-1) pooled all of their available resources this time and fought their way to the spirit-lifting triumph on the Bears’ home turf.  

This was a game that had more than its share of surprising big plays and characteristic big mistakes. Two of the mistakes led directly to Northern’s 9 points, while two of the biggest plays produced a pair of Middletown touchdowns and keyed the win . . .

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 20:03

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Bubblers burst Seven Sorrows’ hopes of sweep

 

After missing the opening weekend of the CFA season due to an opponent forfeit, the Seven Sorrows Eagles finally hit the field. They went on the road in Week 2 to face the Boiling Springs Bubblers.

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The littlest Eagles hit the field running, finding the end zone twice. Matthew Gilhool and Jamar McKinney did the scoring, with Isaiah Shayter, Devon Reid and Lewis Dillard adding to the rushing attack. McKinney, Shayter and Gilhool also starred on defense, each with multiple tackles.  

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 19:42

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Raiders take two of three

handoff9 3 14Photo by Danette Bartholomew Middletown quarterback Jake Kelly, right, hands the ball off to running back Antonio Gamble in the midgets’ 14-6 victory over Susquehanna.

Middletown took two of three games against Susquehanna in CFA football league action on Sunday, Aug. 31 at Middletown Area Middle School.
The Blue Raiders stopped Susquehanna, 14-6, in the midget division game. The Raiders won the pony division context, 24-6 over the Indians, while the peewees lost to Susquehanna, 12-6.

Middletown travels to New Cumberland for its next games during the weekend of Sept. 6 and 7.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 19:37

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