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McVeytown Pee Wees shut out Burnham

By Kenny Varner

LEWISTOWN – They day that defenses wins championships, no better phrase could describe Sunday night’s Central Keystone’s Pee Wee Super Bowl that had McVeytown go Head-to-Head against Burnham.

On this night, the Eagles defense has is A-game going as it was very tough on the Bulldogs en route to the 17-0 shut out.

“They played great defense all year. We had a game or two that we gave up a couple pass plays but far as the run, we’ve pretty much handled them all year,” said McVeytown coach Dustin Benny. “Our defense was strong all year.”

McVeytown started the game with the ball but five plays, the Bulldogs got their chance on offense.

But the Eagles allowed six yards on Burnham’s opening drive and soon had it back in their own hands.

Starting out the Bulldog 23, the Eagles’ running game led by Cullen Busch took it down to the five yard line. Busch finished his night with just over 100 hard earned yards.

On first and goal, the Eagles handed the ball to Kane Pecht. Pecht muscled his way from four yards out for the touchdown, making it 7-0 with just 23.9 seconds on the clock.

The Bulldogs could not find an answer for the McVeytown defense as it found it hard to mount any type of running game in the slick conditions.

After punting the ball away, the Eagles were able to move the ball again before giving up the ball at the Bulldog seven.

Seconds later, a penalty in the end zone provided the Eagles with a safety and a 9-0 advantage going into the intermission.

“They played really well all year. They came out a little sluggish today. It was hard to fire them up for this game. I think they worried about the game. They knew what they doing,” said Burnham coach Brian Christine. “They played well all year and through adversity I thought they played well. I think today they just got a little overwhelmed at the size of Mitchell field and the lights and everything. Overall, it was a good game.”

In the second half, both defenses stood up a clamped down even harder on the other. 

McVeytown has an early third quarter run that consisted of nine plays before Burnham held them on a crucial 4th down from the Bulldog five.

Going into the final stanza, Burnham was within striking distance, trailing 7-0.

After knocking on the door different times and coming up empty, the Eagles were able to put one last score across to put the icing on the cake for McVeytown.


It was Busch that would lead his team in the end zone. Then Busch found teammate Bo Benny for the 2-point conversion making it, 17-0.

On the following kick off, Reese Christine ran the kick off back for 40 yards for the Burnham highlight of the night.

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