Central Bucks East Outshines Chambersburg in the Peach Bowl
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Phil Myers | August 28, 2022
Ethan Shine scored a pair of touchdowns and rushed for 141 yards to lead his C.B. East Patriots to a 38-21 victory over the Chambersburg Trojans in the finale of the scheduled six game Chambersburg Peach Bowl Football Showcase Saturday night. The 5’11” 215 lb. senior said, “this was absolutely the best season opener for blocking I’ve seen.” His head coach, John Donnelly, would probably echo that sentiment or something similar but he was speechless after the game because he had no voice. He lost it doing what coaches do during the game, shouting instructions over the crowd noise for two and a half hours.
The Patriots’ line dominated the play on both sides of the ball through the first three quarters. Chambersburg coach, Mark Luther stated, “overall our youth struggled against their experience.” On the third play from scrimmage, Shine took the hand off from quarterback Pat Keller, found space and outraced the Trojan defenders 74 yards to open the scoring.
In the second quarter Jack Corrigan showed off his strong leg by nailing a 35-yard field goal that would’ve been good from over 50 yards. He also made all five extra points he attempted during the game. Later in the quarter Keller found his tight end Jack Donnelly for a 65-yard touchdown pass. That gave the C.B. East boys a 17-0 lead which they took into intermission.
Miles Demby recovered what amounted to an onside kickoff to begin the second half when a high short kick was left bounce by Chambersburg giving Demby time to amble down and field the bounce at the Trojan 26. Four plays later Shine scooted into the endzone to put his team on top, 24-0. On C.B. East’s next possession, Luke Quillen caught a 23-yard TD pass from Keller. That score moved the Patriot lead to 31-0. It stayed that way until the fourth quarter when Chambersburg tried to mount a comeback.
It really was too little too late for the Trojans but it encouraged the coaches to see that response by the players in the last quarter. Riley Harmon connected with Tymire Washington for six yards to get Chambersburg on the board less than three minutes into the fourth quarter cutting the margin to 31-7. Tommy Day scored from a yard out to put East back up by 31. But then Evan Zullinger threw two touchdown passes to Jai’tavius (J.J.) Kelly in the last three minutes to set the final at 38-21. The first pass went for 51 yards and the second covered 41 yards.
Central Bucks East outgained Chambersburg 400 yards to 352. They outrushed the Trojans 248 to 76. Shine led all rushers with his 141 yards and Day was next with 80. Keller had six completions for 152 yards and 2 TD tosses. Chambersburg used three quarterbacks who combined for 276 yards and 3 TDs by completing 22 of 32 passes. Zullinger led the way by going completing all four of his passes for 110 yards and the two scores.
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