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Harrisburg Hangs On To Beat CD East 25-20

Written by: on Sunday, October 10th, 2021. Follow Bruce Badgley on Twitter.


HARRISBURG – It is very clear when you attend a CD East –  Harrisburg football game that these teams both want to win, BADLEY.  Besides being an important League game, this matchup means a year’s bragging rights over the loser.  With both teams off to fast starts this season, the winner would also be looking at hosting a District playoff game.  So with all this on the line, it was easy to see why emotions were running high at Severance Field Saturday afternoon. Harrisburg(6-1) built an early lead via the air.  Then held off a late CD East (5-2) comeback bid to come away with a Mid Penn Commonwealth 25-20 victory.

Both Harrisburg QB’s Zakii Lewis and Shawn Lee were effective.  Justin Cook had two TD receptions for the Cougars, one covering 78 yards.  CD East was led by Marcell McDaniels who had one offensive and one defensive Touchdown.

It took both teams a while to get settled.  Harrisburg broke out on top late in Quarter one.

CD East answered back on its next possession to draw within a point as we started quarter two.

Quarter two was big for Harrisburg.  Lewis hit Cook for a 78 yard score, and a big defensive score put Harrisburg up 19-6 at the break.

Harrisburg took the second half kick and extended the lead to 25-6.

CD East got back on track and drew within 25-13 heading to the 4th.

CD East had their chances but the Harrisburg D proved to be tough in quarter four.

It REALLY got interesting when CD East scored as Harrisburg was trying to run out the clock.  But the Cougars recovered an on sides kick to preserve a 25-20 win.


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