Sines and Cumberland Valley beat Carlisle’s flurry in a 27-24 win

For the first three quarters on Friday night, Cumberland Valley was sailing.

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Until 27-6 before the fourth, it looked like the Eagles were heading for an easy win over a 3-0 Carlisle side, bringing a vaunted flock offense to an end entirely.

But Carlisle staged a late rally, scoring three fourth-quarter touchdowns led by quarterback Louis Shank.

Still, a young Cumberland Valley team held their own, as the Herd rally ran out of time, the Eagles claiming a 27-24 road victory at Ken Millen Field.

The stars

Perhaps the number one Cumberland Valley star was his defense, especially in the first half, as tight cover and pressure from the Eagles forced Carlisle to make 3 for his first 18 assists.

But, despite an interception late in the fourth quarter, Isaac Sines was the Eagles’ man, scoring 10 for 22 for 167 yards and two touchdowns to Griffin Huffman, while also scoring two 38-yard field goals in the field. Victoire.

Carlisle’s Ezeekai Thomas also had a fine game in the loss, playing a quarterback but also rushing for 76 yards on 12 carries and two touchdowns.

Decisive moments for the game

JD Hunter has struggled to lead football, but the running back has proven to be more than just a latecomer when his team need him in the first half.

The junior, with his team up to 7-6, pulled off perhaps the biggest play of the game, fielding a punt against his own 36 and missing a handful of Carlisle’s special teams, piercing for a score of 64 yards to give. the Eagles would need some space to survive Carlisle’s latest flurry.

He also had a huge 27-yard reception on the third down earlier in the quarter, a big play out of the backfield that saw his team take their first lead of the game on an assist from Sines to Griffin Huffman.

They said it

“I’m not going to say I’m disappointed, I’m just going to say we have to learn. We are still so young. We started nine underclassmen in attack. Last week we started 10. So it’s just about learning, and we’re going to keep growing. It’s a good thing for us. – Cumberland Valley head coach Josh Oswalt on Carlisle’s surge in the fourth quarter

“We will certainly be frustrated. It will completely change our mindset for the week to come. We just have to, I think, use that to our advantage… I think it’s a great game that we can build on.

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