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Harrisburg Handles Cumberland Valley

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| September 25, 2022


This game had all the makings of a battle of Mid-Penn Commonwealth division foes. The game was held in Harrisburg at Severance Field. It was a beautiful day for an early fall game. Both teams seemed to have had great pregame warmups. After a well-played game, the final score was Harrisburg 30 Cumberland Valley 14.

Harrisburg came into this game with a 2-1 record while Cumberland Valley at 3-0. Harrisburg’s Shawn Lee had 521 passing yards, Ameer Grandberry 137 receiving yards, and Kyle Williams 201 rushing yards. Cumberland Valley’s, Isaac Sines 354 passing yards, Isaac Sines rushing for 281, and Paddy Hernjak 169 receiving yards, current numbers through three games.

Cumberland Valley won the toss and deferred until the second half. Harrisburg received the opening kickoff into their endzone, and the ball spotted at their 20-yard line. Harrisburg was having a great drive down to Cumberland Valley’s 31-yard line until a holding call set them back 10-yards, 4 plays later, a 4th down try was stopped by Cumberland Valley, 0 – 0, of the 1st quarter. Cumberland Valley had their 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th drives ending up 3 and out.

Harrisburg’s second drive was kind of better than the first by getting the ball at their own 42, with a 7 play drive 56-yard drive hampered by a false start, they the turned the ball over on downs on Cumberland Valley’s 2-yard line. Harrisburg end of 1st quarter Harrisburg 0 – Cumberland Valley 0.

Things started heating up for the Harrisburg Cougars in the middle of the 2nd quarter, starting at Cumberland Valley 42-yard line, four plays later aided by a Shawn Lee to Elias Coke 40 yard catch and run, Mahkai Hopkins toped off the drive with a 5-yard run at 6:03 of 2nd quarter, Harrisburg 8 Cumberland Valley 0.

Cumberland Valley had a nice 5-play 30-yard drive but stalled and turned the ball over on downs. Harrisburg then took control of the game taking advantage of a very short field at Cumberland Valley’s 15-yard line, 5 plays toped of by a 1-yard plunge by Mahkai Hopkins, 2:26 of the 2nd quarter, Harrisburg 14 Cumberland Valley 0.

There were multiple times of turning the ball over on downs by both teams. Cumberland Valley finally found their stried late in the third quarter on a 7 play 79-yard drive with a huge 41-yard rushing touchdown, by J.D. Hunter, at 3:22 of the 3rd quarter, Harrisburg 14 Cumberland Valley 7

Harrisburg scored on a long drive ending with a 7-yard plunge for a TD, Kyle Williams Jr, at 6:58 of the 4th quarter, Harrisburg 22 Cumberland Valley 7. On the ensuing kickoff Cumberland Valley’s J.D. Hunter takes the ball 90-yards for the TD, 4:00 of the 4th quarter, Harrisburg 22 Cumberland Valley 14.

The remainder of this battle of the giants ended with a Kyle Williams Jr TD, at 2:04 of the 4th quarter, Harrisburg 30 Cumberland Valley14 to end the game.

Next up Harrisburg will travel to take on State College and Cumberland Valley will host Chambersburg at 7 pm.

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