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EJs Inch, Hart dominate in win over Terrace Midgets

It was an early shoot out in the first midget game of the Central Keystone Football and Cheer League Championship weekend as Ground game met air attack with East Juniata and Terrace, respectively.

But in the end, the ground and pound running game of East Juniata proved to be too much for Terrace as they defeated the “Black and Gold” 62-20.

Leading the East Juniata charge was Christian Inch. Inch posted a35-yard punt return for a touchdown as well as one for 55. He also had an interception and had 79 yards rushing.

Teammate Davis Hart also scored and finished with 115-yards rushing and 70 receiving.

Terrace got a strong passing game from Gavin Herrington who passed for almost 200 yards. His favorite receivers were Bryce Slemons and Jayden Clark.

In the opening East Juniata drive, Hart got the scoring started with a 21-yard end around.

After holding the Terrace on its next possession, the Tigers went to Inch. He did not disappoint as he scored on a 15-yard TD run, making it 14-0 with 4:09 still left in the first.

Inch got his chance in the punt return column as he made it 21-0 with his 35-yard punt return for the TD.

Terrace battled its way onto the board when Herrington hit Slemons on a 32-yard hook up, cutting it to 21-6.

But two plays later, Inch took 32-yards and muscled his way to the running TD.

Back came Terrace as Herrington aired it out once again resulting in a 4-yard TD pass time Clark, cutting it 27-14.

East Juniata has an answer for everything Terrace three at them.

One play after getting the ball back, Kaden Rodriquez hit Hart on a 65-yard swing pass that he ran for another touchdown, upping it to 34-14.

Terrace would once again cut into the East Juniata lead as Herrington hit Clark for a second time, this time the result was a 67-yard touch down, making it 34-20.

East Juniata added another special teams touchdown when Inch picked up a bounce and blazed his way 55-yards for his second punt return TD.

Going into the intermission, the team from East Juniata held a 48-20 advantage.

In the second half, the Tigers would add two more touchdowns to come away the winners of a 62-20 contest.

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