The Eagles stunned previously unbeaten Manheim Central, 28-24 on Friday, September 30, 2016. Video by John Buffone
The South Western Mustangs left Central York with a win in a tight defensive battle. Christian Arnold
York Catholic defeated Hanover, 14-0, despite sloppy conditions at York Catholic High School. Irish running back Jakkar Kinard rushed for 189 yards and a score in the win. Jim Seip, GameTimePA.com
Highlights from the first half of Cedar Crest's 11-7 victory over Garden Spot on September 30, 2016. Courtesy of LLLeagueSportsVideos.com
Bermudian Springs welcomed back wide receiver Devon Hodgen against Fairfield, who became the Eagles' secret weapon in their 42-14 victory. Ryan T Provencher
On Friday, Northeastern's Chris Whack had full control of GameTimePA.com's Snapchat account, and here's what he had to show viewers. Video by Lizi Arbogast
Watch video highlights from West York's 33-6 win against Kennard-Dale on Sept. 30. George Marinos, for GameTimePA.com
Running back Dylan Gurreri discusses the importance of the Lions' victory.
See how the teams got pumped up before Friday's clash. Teddy Feinberg and Jessica Sprenkle, GameTImePA.com
After going 2-8 last season, Littlestown is now 5-0 this fall following a 6-0 win over Delone Friday. Matt Allibone
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Star running back Justin Johnson talks about how the Patriots have found success this year.
- Watch: Cocalico stuns Manheim Central
- Watch: South Western upsets Central York
- Watch: York Catholic powers through mud to victory
- Cedar Crest/Garden Spot Highlights
- Watch: Bermudian Springs relishes return of Hodgen
- Watch: Chris Whack takes over GameTimePA.com
- Watch: West York finds positives to beat Kennard-Dale
- Watch: Red Lion beats Northeastern, 35-14
- Watch: Inside the huddle before Red Lion vs. Northeastern
- Watch: Late touchdown lifts Littlestown to 5-0
- Snapchat Takeover: Northeastern's Chris Whack
- Watch: P.O. Sports Talk, Week 5
- Watch: Red Land football off to fast start
MOUNT JOY - Donegal coach Jeff Polites said that from his angle it looked like Elco kicker Dane Miller drilled a potential game-winning 36-yard field goal with less than a minute to play on Friday.
However, the gusty wind, which helped Miller’s kick go well past the needed distance, pushed it to the left.
“It looked good to me, but I can’t see anything,” said Polites after Donegal held on for a 13-12 victory. “Mother Nature probably helped us out on that one.”
The Indians improved to 2-3 on the season, 2-0 in Section 3 with the win. But it took a huge defensive play to change the field position that keyed the final moments.
The Raiders (1-4, 0-2) got the ball on their own 32-yard line, but in one play – a 33-yard pass reception by Miller from quarterback Kyle Knight, Elco was in Donegal territory.
After runs by Cory Kline and Knight, the Raiders had first-and-goal from the 5. But after a loss of 1, Knight was sacked by Cade Weaver for a loss of 13.
“That’s what we want out of our seniors. That was a gigantic momentum shift,” Polites said of the sack.
Turning points: While neither team scored in the opening 24 minutes, both got touchdowns in four straight possessions, setting up the frantic finish.
Star of the game: Knight was 17-of-28 for 287 yards and two touchdowns in a losing effort for Elco.
Key statistic: Donegal ran 31 plays in its first two series but came up empty both times. Yet for all the long drives, both the Indians touchdowns were quick strikes.
A three-play possession opened the scoring when Ryan Buckius dropped a pass to Brooks Bear for a 77-yard touchdown.
Two plays after ELCO made it 7-6, Tyler Rupp (19 carries, 146 yards) scored on a 67-yard touchdown run.
Quotable: “That’s high school football when you are dealing with 15-16-17 year-olds playing their hearts out,” Polites said of the scoring by each team after a scoreless first half.
Up next: The Section 3 schedule continues next week as Elco will play at Lancaster Catholic. Donegal will travel to Fredericksburg to take on Northern Lebanon.
Donegal 13, Elco 12
Elco _ 0 _ 0 _ 0 _ 12 _ — _ 12
Donegal _ 0 _ 0 _ 7 _ 6 _ — _ 131
D — Brooks Bear 77 pass from Ryan Buckius (Emma Hudson kick)
E — Cory Kline 10 pass from Kyle Knight (kick failed)
D — Tyler Rupp 67 run (kick blocked)
E — Dane Miller 21 pass from Knight (kick failed)
_ Elco _ Don
First downs _ 16 _ 13
Rushes-yards _ 24-84 _ 45-206
Passing _ 17-28-1 _ 3-8-0
Passing yards _ 287 _ 102
Total yards _ 371 _ 308
Punts _ 2-34.0 _ 1-34
Fumbles-lost _ 1-0 _ 1-1
Penalties-yards _ 4-31 _ 2-6