Rams Chase and Shepherd Bison!
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Greg Ricupero | September 30, 2022
Mid-Penn Commonwealth Game Central Dauphin Rams (1-4) at Carlisle Thundering Herd (3-2)
CD 14-14- 7- 7=42
C 7- 7- 0- 0=14
C-Ja’Queece Morell 2 run xp Thomas Mazias 11:17 (0-7)
CD-David Chase 2 run xp Brayden Snyder 6:49 (7-7)
CD-Devin Shepherd 25 run xp Snyder 1:28 (14-7)
CD-Chase 32 pass from Travis Linn xp Snyder 7:33 (21-7)
C-Louis Shank 1 run xp Mazias 2:33 (21-14)
CD-Shepherd 2 run xp Snyder 0:00 (28-14)
CD-Linn 22 run xp Snyder 3:24 (35-14)
CD-Miles Copper 2 run 1:39 (42-14)
The Central Dauphin Rams came to Carlisle and came away with a 42-14 victory giving the Herd’s playoff hopes a big hit. The Rams had big games from stars David Chase and Devin Shepherd. The game started out well for Carlisle. On the games first play they called a halfback option. Ezeekai Thomas hit Carson Swartz who raced 78 yards to the Rams two. On the next play Ja’Queece Morell scored and the herd led 43 seconds into the game. The rest of the game was all Rams.
The Rams would control both sides of the line. On their first possession they went right down the field 62 yards on twelve straight running plays. David Chase finished the drive off with a two yard run. The game was tied. Both teams went three and out on their next possessions with the Rams gaining field position.
Carlisle would than gain one first down before quarterback Louis Shank threw incomplete on fourth and seven from the Herd 25. The play left the crowd wondering. The Rams needed one play to score as Devin Shepherd raced right up the middle for the go ahead touchdown. Central Dauphin would lead the rest of the way.
The second quarter started off with Carlisle punting again. The Rams first drive of the quarter was an 82 yard touchdown drive. Chase did most of the damage. He had a 35 yard run and than made a contested 32 yard touchdown reception from quarterback Travis Linn.
The Herd responded with a 52 yard, five minute drive mixing the run and the pass. Shank fought the ball into the end zone on a one yard dive. Carlisle had some momentum back. Unfortunately for the Herd they left 2:33 on the clock.
The Rams would also drive 52 yards scoring on fourth and goal as time expired.
They overcame a fifteen yard chop block penalty on the drive. This time it was Shepherd who did the damage. First he raced 41 yards to over come the penalty. On fourth and goal from the two he swept left and drove into the end zone as the half ended.
The third quarter was all Central Dauphin. Shank was sacked three times. Carlisle didn’t make a first down and had negative fourteen yards in offense. The Rams finally scored on their third possession. Linn scrambled from the pocket on fourth and six and raced 22 yards for a touchdown.
The final quarter was more of the same. Shank on his back and the Rams line controlling the action. Miles Cooper capped a 78 yard drive with four straight runs. The last one made it 42-14.
Carlisle will need to rebound quickly. Their next three opponents are 14-2. The Rams schedule is just as tough. Both teams will have an extra day this week to get ready, thanks to the referee shortages.
Carlisle (3-3) at State College (5-0)
Cumberland Valley (5-1) at Central Dauphin (2-4)
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