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Strong second half leads MC football to road win

Photo by Kathy Reed

By Dom Reed

PALMYRA – The Mifflin County Huskies traveled to Palmyra to take on the Cougars.

The Huskies offense striked late to defeat Palmyra 20-10.

Mifflin County’s night didn’t start out the way they wanted it to.

Kicker Isacc Parks-Gill 30-yard Field Goal was blocked by Charlie Stewart he would take it back to the house.

The Cougars would take a 7-0 lead with 1:00 remaining in the first quarter.

The Huskies would strike back later to tie the game.

Quarterback Landen Eichhorn connected with Jalen  Bowersox for an 18-yard touchdown.

Running Back Deakon Schaffer was strong in the run game totaling 34 carries he found the endzone to give Mifflin County the lead 14-10 with 7:56 remaining in the third quarter. Landon Haigh found the endzone on a 26-yard touchdown reception from Eichhorn with 8:20 remaining in regulation.

Parker Kearns showed off his talent hauling in a one handed catch with 3:13 remaining the first quarter.

Aiden Reed had two big catches for extra yards before the half.

On the Defensive side, Fletcher Wilson was strong on the defensive side making tackles while recovering a fumble In the first quarter with 8:53 remaining Avery Aurand,Preston Ettinger, Travis Renninger Hunter Tipton had tackles in the win everyone contributed on the defensive side.

Palmyra running back Braxtin Risser was one of the bright spots on the offense. Risser gave Mifflin County trouble all night.

Nathan Eisenboth , Keagan Kleinfelter and the 6-4 Giant Johnthan McDannell were the key contributors on the offense.

Justin Kaplan helped out the running game. Matthew Bordner 25-yard field goal would be the only other points scored by the Cougars offense with 5:43 to go in the second quarter. Palmyra would tried to get something going late but the talented Trevor Miles picked Ryan Kowalski off to end the game.

“It’s Great to see our defense get some turnovers we wanted to pass the ball a little bit more today go up tempo and we were able to do that a little bit we still have to clean some things up a little bit in the red zone,” said MIfflin County coach Shane Breon. “Three or four times we really didn’t get much out of it but im proud of the kids we wanted to go up tempo and they did it any time you win it’s good in this league.”

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