State High Football: Little Lion Seniors Go Out On Top 34-0 Over Carlisle
The Little Lions have had ups and downs all season, but senior quarterback Patrick Irwin wasn't interested in his final game at Memorial Field going sour.
Irwin was instrumental all night on the ground and through the air en route to a Little Lion 34-0 victory on Friday night.
State College opened the game on defense but a Carlisle fumble on its own 34 set up a short field for the Little Lions. State College responded quickly and would eventually punch the ball in with 8:41 to go in the first quarter. The extra point was wide right to give the Little Lions a 6-0 lead.
Carlisle would continue to struggle on offense. State College would get the ball deep in its own territory and drive down the field thanks to two long Irwin runs that set up a short scoring situation. The Little Lions appeared to score on third down but were ruled short setting up a fourth-and-one from the one. Irwin followed his blocks and the touchdown was no issue as the Little Lions took a 14-0 lead following a successful two point conversion.
The Bison would get a break after a State College fumbled punt but could not capitalize. State College would score once more during the half to take a 21-0 lead into the break.
Both teams would battle in the early stages of the second half but State College would eventually extend its lead to 28-0 with under a minute to go in the third quarter from four yards out.
Before taking to the bench after a strong performance, Irwin left Memorial Field with one final note, a 73-yard scamper that gave State College a 34-0 lead and improved the team to 4-4 on the year. The winless Bison are now 0-8 on the year.
The Little Lions will play the next two games on the road; the first against Mifflin County next week. Depending on how playoff races sort out, the Little Lions could find themselves in postseason play back at Memorial Field. But for now, the 34-0 victory is more than an appropriate way to finish out the year at home.