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McVeytown Midgets running game shines in 14-0 victory over Kish

The running game was in used in full force in the third place game of the Central County Midgets championship weekend.

Brice Rishel led the Eagles running attack with an 104-yard rushing performance as his team shut out Kish 14-0.

Defensively, both teams were hard to score on.

After an unsuccessful first drive, McVeytown was able to get the ball back thanks to its tough defense.

Starting with the ball on their own 35, it took only three plays for the Eagles to get on the scoreboard.

Gatlin Kauffman connected on a 40-yard pass completion to Rishel, making it a 6-0 contest with only 55 seconds left in the opening stanza.

Kish showed its defense of prowess as well, keeping McVeytown out of the end zone on the PAT.

Both defenses settled in as the team exchanged possessions numerous times.

Kish’s Gavin Powell intercepted an Eagles pass, killing a potential touchdown for the Eagles.

Neither offense was able to cross the goalie the rest of the first half as McVeytown finished holding onto a 6-0 advantage.

Two early consecutive turnovers on consecutive plays gave the ball to Kish.

However, their drive fizzled and was forced to give it back to McVeytown at the Kish 29.

The Eagles got its momentum back and marched down on a 6-play drive the culminated in a Jace Rishel 1-yard run, upping their lead to 12-0 with 4:51 left in the third.

But that’s all the Kish defense would give up as the shut down the PAT and later got another interception by Powell.

Late in the game, the Kish Indians was forced down in their end zone, giving the Eagles a Saftey putting it to a 14-0 contest.

That was the last score the Eagles’ needed as they went into the 14-0 victory to capture third place.

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