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Patrick Grill

Patrick Grill
Patrick Grill has been taking pictures of Mechanicsburg High School sports since 2019 and for PA Football News since 2020. He has a son who plays football at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN, and another who plays tuba in the Mechanicsburg Marching Band.

Lancaster Lebanon Season 2022 Preview: Sections 5

August 23, 2022

Cowritten by Carl Frederick Lancaster Lebanon Section 5 Teams in section: Kutztown, Northern Lebanon, Hamburg, Schuylkill Valley, Anneville-Cleona, Lancaster Catholic, Pequea Valley, Columbia Teams to Beat for the Section title– Lancaster Catholic Coach Maiorino enters his 3rd year as a head coach for the Crusaders. His program has steadily improved from 2 to 4 wins […]

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Shepherd, Burgos Too Much for Mechanicsburg @EastPennHSFB @GoMechancisburg

October 30, 2021

On a rainy night at John Gross Field at East Pennsboro High School, Devin Shepard scored 4 touchdowns and Sy Burgos added two more as East Pennsboro trounced Mechanicsburg 43-0. Three turnovers on the first three possessions put Mechanicsburg (5-5 overall, 2-4 division) in a 20-0 hole by the end of the first quarter, and […]

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Waynesboro Wins on Hail Mary @FootballWASHS @GoMechanicsburg

October 23, 2021

Waynesboro Senior QB Louie Lindsay threw a 45-yd touchdown pass as time expired to WR Brody Rhodes and RB Aidan Mencia converted a two-point conversion to beat Mechanicsburg Friday evening in a Mid-Penn Colonial matchup at Waynesboro Senior High School.  Waynesboro (7-2 overall, 5-1 division) solidified their spot in the District 3 playoffs with the […]

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Robinson Scores 3 TDs as Mechanicsburg holds off Susquehanna Twp @GoMechancisburg @HannaTwpFB

October 16, 2021

Glenn Robinson made the most of increased carries on Senior Night to score three touchdowns for Mechanicsburg, as the Wildcats held on for a 21-12 victory over Susquehanna Township at Mechanicsburg’s John H. Frederick Field. Robinson scored on runs of 5 yards, 35 yards and 1 yard to pace the Wildcats (5-3 overall, 2-2 Mid-Penn […]

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Mechanicsburg Hangs on for 28-24 Victory @GoMechanicsburg @GCASDAthletics

October 9, 2021

The Mechanicsburg Wildcats hung on, after a late touchdown and onside kick recovery by Greencastle-Antrim, to win 28-24 in a Mid-Penn Colonial Division matchup. After Greencastle-Antrim jumped out to an early 10-0 lead in the 2nd Quarter behind a 24-yd touchdown pass from Junior QB Andrew Kerns, Mechanicsburg’s Jeff Lougee got the Wildcats on the […]

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Chamberlin, Shippensburg Too Much for Mechanicsburg @sasdathletics @GoMechancisburg

October 2, 2021

Shippensburg QB Tucker Chamberlin threw for 227 yards on 12 for 15 passing and rushed for a touchdown leading the Greyhounds to a 27-7 victory over the Wildcats at Mechanicsburg’s John H. Frederick Field.  Junior WR Erby Weller added 128 receiving yards and a touchdown, and RB Nathan Beam rushed for 78 yards as the […]

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Herrera Leads Mustangs to Win Over Wildcats @athletics_wpsd @GoMechanicsburg

September 25, 2021

Trent Herrera rushed for 115 yards and three scores to pace the West Perry Mustangs to a 30-19 win over Mechanicsburg in a Mid-Penn Colonial Division showdown. Mustang QB Marcus Quaker added another 70 yards rushing and 56 yards passing, to bring West Perry back from a 3rd Quarter 19-14 deficit. Wildcat RB Parker Sample […]

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Sample Rushes for 245 yards as Mechanicsburg Edges Boiling Springs @GoMechanicsburg @GoBubblers

September 18, 2021

    Mechanicsburg Junior running back Parker Sample rushed for 245 yards on 22 attempts and 4 touchdowns to carry the Wildcats to a 39-34 win over Boiling Springs in a matchup created by COVID-19 cancelations on both teams schedules. The Wildcats rolled up 368 yards of offense, 338 on the ground.  Besides Sample’s big […]

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Mechanicsburg Dominates 2nd Half; Beats Red Land 27-17 @GoMechancisburg @RLHS_Football

September 11, 2021

Mechancisburg Sophomore Quarterback Jeff Lougee led the Wildcats to a 27-17 come-from-behind victory over the host Red Land Patriots. Red Land struck first taking a 7-0 lead on a 2-yard pass from Sophomore QB Roman Jensen to Sr RB Kaden Peifer.  Jensen added a 2nd Quarter, 11-yard touchdown pass to Jr WR Parker Lawler to […]

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Mechanicsburg Beats Elizabethtown in OT, 14-7 @EASDAthletics @GoMechanicsburg

September 4, 2021

The Mechanicsburg Wildcats overcame mistakes and an athletic Elizabethtown defense to win in OT, 14-7.  Junior QB Seth Brubaker dove across the goal line from the 2-yd line, sealing the victory for Mechanicsburg. After Elizabethtown scored on its first possession, on a beautiful 31-yd touchdown pass from Elizabethtown QB Jeff Rudy to WR Braden Cummings, […]

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Carlisle Capitalizes on Big Plays, Turnovers @CAHerd_Football @GoMechanicsburg

August 28, 2021

    The Carlisle Thundering Herd came into Mechanicsburg riding a six-game winning streak.  A streak the Wildcats were determined to break.  But capitalizing on big plays and turnovers, Carlisle returned home with their seventh straight victory. The Herd behind junior quarterback Louis Shank (6/9 104yds, 3 TDs) converted on two of three Mechanicsburg interceptions […]

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Mechanicsburg Wins Mid-Penn Colonial; Defeats Northern 21-7 in Finale @GoMechanicsburg @NHSpbears

November 20, 2020

The Mechanicsburg Wildcats are the Mid-Penn Colonial Division champions, their first since 2008, after defeating rival Northern York Polar Bears. Senior quarterback Micah Brubaker again paced the Wildcats (8-1, 7-0), running for two touchdowns on 77 yards rushing and throwing for another in Mechanicsburg’s 21-7 win. Brubaker was 20 for 32 passing for 352 yards, […]

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Brubaker Shines; Mechanicsburg Takes Down CD East 40-20 @GoMechanicsburg @CDEastHigh

November 12, 2020

Micah Brubaker put on another clinic as a dual-threat quarterback, as Mechanicsburg defeated Central Dauphin East 40-20 at Landis Field in Harrisburg. Brubaker was 12/19 for 227 yards and tossed three touchdown passes to Tyree Morris, Rashawn Holton and Joey Rowland.  He added another 123 yards on the ground on 15 carries, with 2 touchdown […]

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Governor Mifflin Blasts Mechanicsburg 68-14; Advances to District 3 5A Finals

November 7, 2020

Mechanicsburg traveled to Governor Mifflin on Friday night, playing in their second District 3 playoff game in as many years.  When they got there, they found a team that was big, fast and talented.  They were too much for the visiting Wildcats, winning 68-14. Governor Mifflin’s offense amassed 574 yards of offense, 454 on the […]

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Mechanicsburg Moves to 6-0 in Mid-Penn Colonial, Rips East Pennsboro 43-20 @GoMechanicsburg @EP_Panthers

October 31, 2020

Mechanicsburg QB Micah Brubaker can add another 5 touchdowns to his season total.  Brubaker ended the game 18-for-23 for 243 yards and 4 touchdown passes.  He added another 91 yards on the ground, with a 40-yd touchdown run.  Junior WR Rashawn Holton paced the Wildcats with 4 catches for 90 yards and a touchdown.  Senior […]

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Mechanicsburg Improves to 5-0; Beats Waynesboro 35-7 @GoMechancisburg @FootballWASHS

October 24, 2020

The Waynesboro Indians traveled to Mechanicsburg’s John H. Frederick Field to take on the undefeated Wildcats in a Mid-Penn Colonial division match-up of teams with District 3 5A playoff hopes in the balance.  Mechanicsburg, behind another stellar performance by dual-threat quarterback Micah Brubaker, prevailed 35-7. Brubaker (12/18 passing for 207 yards) scored twice on the […]

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Mechanicsburg Goes to 4-0; Steamrolls Susquehanna Twp 40-7 @GoMechanicsburg @Hanna_Tribe

October 17, 2020

On a beautiful evening at Susquehanna Township’s Roscoe Warner Field, the Mechanicsburg Wildcats once again opened an early lead and cruised to victory in a Mid-Penn Colonial matchup with the Susquehanna Township Indians. Mechanicsburg rolled up 426 yards of offense behind the passing of Micah Brubaker (15/19, 214 yards, 3 touchdowns) and a running attack […]

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Mechanicsburg Rolls over Greencastle-Antrim 48-0 @GoMechanicsburg @GCASDathletics

October 10, 2020

Mechanicsburg’s running game was hitting on all cylinders tonight.  Senior QB Micah Brubaker ran for 223 yards and 3 touchdowns, and RB Taylor Shearer ran for another 127 and 3 touchdowns as the Wildcats amassed 453 rushing yards in a 48-0 win over Greencastle-Antrim at Mechanicsburg’s John H. Frederick Field. The Wildcat defense also came […]

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Mechanicsburg Manhandles Shippensburg 35-20 @GoMechanicsburg @SasdAthletics

October 3, 2020

Micah Brubaker and the Mechanicsburg Wildcats traveled to Shippensburg’s Veterans Stadium on Friday night to take on the Greyhounds.  While the final score was 35-20, Mechanicsburg put up all their points before the break to go up 35-0.  Shippensburg scored all 20 of their points in the fourth quarter against the Wildcats underclassmen. Brubaker, a […]

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Game Report – Mechanicsburg 28, West Perry 14 @GoMechanicsburg @WPVarsityFB

September 26, 2020

Mechanicsburg beat West Perry 28-14 on Friday night at Mechanicsburg’s John H. Frederick Field. Wildcats QB Micah Brubaker was 12/14 for 231 yards and two touchdowns.  He added 28 yards on the ground and two more rushing touchdowns in the victory.  RB Taylor Shearer added 79 yards on the ground on 16 carries and WR […]

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Scrimmage Report – Mechanicsburg at Carlisle @GoMechanicsburg @CAHerd_FB

Scrimmage Report – Mechanicsburg at Carlisle @GoMechanicsburg @CAHerd_FB

September 19, 2020

  They say the dress rehearsal is always worse than opening night.  Mechanicsburg sure hopes so, as they were unable to get their offense going against the Thundering Herd in an early morning scrimmage at Ken Millen Stadium in Carlisle. Mechanicsburg managed only 47 yards rushing and 130 yards passing in the game. 52 yards […]

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ELCO Defeats Ephrata 28-27 in L-L League Opener

September 19, 2020

The Eastern Lebanon County Raiders traveled to Ephrata on Friday night beating the Mountaineers 28-27 in the Lancaster-Lebanon League season opener for both team. While both teams capitalized on opportunities, ELCO dominated the run game, out-rushing Ephrata 309 yards to 149.  Jake Williams led the way for the Raiders with 135 yards and a pair […]

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Mechanicsburg Scrimmage Report

September 12, 2020

West Shore School District’s Red Land High School traveled to Mechanicsburg’s John H. Frederick Field on Friday evening to face the Mechanicsburg Wildcats in their first scrimmage of the year.  Micah Brubaker threw two touchdowns for the Wildcats, including a 43-yd toss to brother Caleb Brubaker.  Red Land managed only one score, a three yard […]

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