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Battle for Bragging Rights: Burnham tops Kish in friendly exhibition

It was a dream match up recently as the two top Mifflin County teams from the Juniata Valley Football League and the Central Keystone Football and Cheer League got to do battle in a friendly match up.
In the Midget division in the “Battle for Bragging rights” of Mifflin County, the Kish Indians with a 6-1 record went up against undefeated Burnham.
It would be a hard hitting affair at the Indian Valley Intermediate School’s football field.
The Bulldogs running game proved to be too much for the Indians, winning 24-6.
Both teams had 100-yard rushers as Reagan Ettinger finished with 125-yards in the ground while Burnham’s Kyler Everly rushed for over 150-yards.
Kish’s Hector Maldenado also ran for over 100yards as well.
After being held to a four-in-out in its first offensive series, Burnham got on the scoreboard in its second go around. The Bulldogs went on a four-play drive that ended in an Everly 3-yard touchdown run, making it 6-0 with just 2:52 left in the first quarter.
Both teams respective defenses did the job for the rest of the first quarter and for most of the second.
But with the ball late in the second, Burnham got back on the scoreboard before the intermission.
With 1:05 left until the half, Daekon Schaeffer blazed his way to an 8-yard touchdown run, making it 12-0 as the half got underway.
After a scoreless third quarter, the two teams ended the fourth quarter in a blaze of glory.
Gavin Knode called his own number as he broke through the line for a 1-yard touchdown run upping the Bulldogs lead to 18-0.
However, Kish would not go out without a fight as it got on the board on the following possession.
Maldonado broke loose around the end and broke away for a 57-yard touchdown sprint, putting his team on the scoreboard, 18-6.
As time was running out in the game, Burnham put the game out of reach when Everly blazed his way downfield for a 49-yard touchdown run.
It’s evident that the future of Mifflin County high school is bright as both teams showed a lot of heart in the exhibition.
Pee Wee game
Earlier in the day, the Pee Wee teams took center stage as both teams showed how hard the other could hit as the two got deeply involved in a defensive battle.
It was a scoreless tie for most of the game until the final minutes of the game.
It would be the Indians that would score the only touchdown of the game, winning 6-0.
Picking up the win for Kish was Adan Daubert who scored from 12-yards out for the games only score.

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