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State College High School Football Looks for Second Straight Win

by on October 12, 2012 11:36 AM

After stunning Chambersburg with a 21-yard touchdown pass from Pat Irwin to Dan Friday on the final play of the game to win 30-28 on Friday, State College now travels to Harrisburg to take on 2-4 Central Dauphin East.

Don’t be misled by the Panthers’ four losses; they all came in close games against quality opponents. Those losses include Shippensburg, 21-20, Coatsville, 28-21, Cumberland Valley, 24-21, and Harrisburg, last Friday, 30-20. CD East’s wins came against Susquehanna Township, 14-13, and Carlisle, 49-0.

Against Harrisburg, the Panthers were victimized by two long defensive touchdowns, a 79-yard interception return and a 65-yard fumble return, that dug them into a hole from which they couldn’t escape.

CD East is led by running back Chase Edmonds, who is one of the top runners in the Mid-Penn. Against Harrisburg, he ran the ball 31 times for 168 yards despite a Harrisburg defense that was stacked to stop him.

East’s quarterback is Jahad Neibauer, who did find some success against Harrisburg, but the strength of the Panther team is in its offensive line and the running of Edmonds.

State College will try to even its Mid-Penn record at 2-2, but Irwin and the Little Lions look to be in for another close contest that could again go down to the final plays.

State College's 2012 Schedule

08/31/12 Liberty HS W 26-7

09/07/12 Central Mountain HS W 36-7

09/15/12 Father Judge HS W 33-23

09/21/12 Harrisburg HS L 33-12

09/28/12 Central Dauphin HS L 32-7

10/05/12 Chambersburg Area HS W 30-28

10/12/12 Central Dauphin East HS A 7 PM

10/19/12 Carlisle HS A 7 PM

10/26/12 Mifflin County HS H 7 PM

11/02/12 Cumberland Valley HS H 7 PM



Pat Rothdeutsch covers Penn State football for The Centre County Gazette. Email him at sports@centrecountygazette.com
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