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Eagles take on Mechanicsburg in first week of CFA

Posted 8/28/12

By Bob Stone For The Press And Journal It was opening weekend in the expanded CFA Football League, and the Seven Sorrows Eagles were on the road to open the season against the Mechanicsburg Wildcats on Sunday, Aug. 26. Smurfs The Eagles moved the …

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Eagles take on Mechanicsburg in first week of CFA

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By Bob Stone
For The Press And Journal


It was opening weekend in the expanded CFA Football League, and the Seven Sorrows Eagles were on the road to open the season against the Mechanicsburg Wildcats on Sunday, Aug. 26.




Smurfs

The Eagles moved the ball behind the running of Aidan Eckley and Aaron Nordai.  Opening up holes on the offensive line were Collin Minto, Chase Runion, Makhi Woodman, and Chad Sipe.

The Eagles crossed the goal line late in the game on a touchdown run by quarterback Braelan Huber.

Brayden Dunn, Xavior Castelli, and Marquis Beasley played tough defense, making the Wildcats fight for every yard.




Peewees

Mechanicsburg 27

Seven Sorrows 0

The Eagles trailed by only 7-0 score at halftime, with Dylon Zettlemoyer, Damion Williams, Brady Ball and Thomas DeLaCruz  making big defensive stops. Zane Canfield added a fumble recovery.

Nathaniel McGlone and John Stump ran for tough yards behind Nikolas Newton, Ryan Souders and Devin Finnegan, but the Eagles could not keep up with the Wildcats.




Midgets

Seven Sorrows 47

Mechanicsburg 6

The Eagles jumped on the Wildcats right from the start when Jaelen Thompson returned the opening kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown. Noah Zimmerman added the extra point kick and the Eagles quickly led 8-0.

Joe Brady gave the ball right back to the Eagles by recovering a Wildcat fumble on Mechanicsburg’s first play from scrimmage. Thompson took the Eagles’ next handoff and ran 40 yards for another score. Zimmerman added another extra point kick and the Eagles led 16-0 just 29 seconds into the start of their season.

On their next possession, the Eagles took to the air. Corbin Stetler gained 19 yards on a pass from Chase Snavely. Thompson scored his third touchdown on the next play, a 42-yard run.  Zimmerman’s kick made it 24-0.

Snavely found Brandon Miller on a 26-yard gain on the next possession before Thompson added an 11-yard touchdown run.

The Wildcats returned the ensuing kickoff to midfield. Getting nowhere on the ground, Mechanicsburg took a chance throwing deep. Bad decision – Thompson intercepted the pass and returned it 85 yards for his fifth touchdown.  Zimmerman’s extra point kick made the score 40-0 after the first quarter.

The Wildcats put together a scoring drive in the second quarter. Colton Stone blocked the extra point attempt and the game went to halftime with the Eagles holding a commanding 40-6 lead.

The only score in the second half came when Richard Castagna completed a pass to Michael Tokar, who broke two tackles and scored on a 15-yard catch and run. Stetler passed to Miller for the extra point, making the final score 47-6.

Devin Vajda made a late interception to end the game.

Thompson finished the game with five touchdowns and 253 total yards.




Pony

Mechanicsburg 39

Seven Sorrows 0

Quarterback Jakob Kelly was unable to find any open receivers against a tough Wildcats defense.

Gage Radabaugh, Noah King, and Mason Stoltzfus led the defense in giving up only one first-quarter touchdown before the floodgates opened in the second quarter.  




In Week 2, the Eagles will host East Pennsboro on Saturday, Sept. 1.