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Isaac Sines does it all to lead Cumberland Valley to thrilling win over Chambersburg 38-14

Written by: on Friday, September 30th, 2022. Follow Sean McBryan on Twitter.


Do-it-all quarterback Isaac Sines and the Cumberland Valley Eagles rebounded after their first loss of the season last week with a commanding 38-14 Mid-Penn Commonwealth victory over Chambersburg Thursday night at Chapman Field in Mechanicsburg.

Sines scored two rushing touchdowns, threw another, kicked a 32-yard field goal, and made all five PATs for Cumberland Valley.

“It’s my role [to be versatile],” Sines said. “But I think the players around me really just let me do that and help me out. I might be scoring the points but it’s really them helping me out.”

The Eagles (2-1, 5-1) had only four days to prepare after coming off a 30-14 defeat to division-foe Harrisburg last Saturday, which was their first loss of the season.

“We know we lost to a good Harrisburg team and it was a short week,” Sines said. “So we really had to practice, watch film, and really do it well, 10 times better than we usually do. I think we had a great week of practice. The energy was there. We had a few mistakes tonight that I think we’ll fix this week going into [Central Dauphin] and just got to keep working.”

There were few mistakes for Cumberland Valley in the first half as it had no penalties, no punts, picked up 11 first downs to Chambersburg’s five, and led the Trojans (0-3, 2-4) 24-0 at the half.

Sines had a hand in all 24 of those points.

He ran for 19 yards on the first play from scrimmage, then hit Caiden Pines for 13 yards on the next play. Sines found J.D. Hunter for a 28-yard TD to make it 7-0 just 1:18 into the game.

After forcing a Chambersburg punt, the Eagles capitalized on a short field with a 36-yard drive that concluded with Sines pounding it in from the 1 to make 14-0 with 6:10 left in the first quarter.

The Trojans put together a nice drive to get down to the Eagles’ 18, but Pines picked off a Riley Harmon pass at the 8.

Bryce Staretz had runs of 19 and 31 and Sines had an 18-yarder to put the Eagles in scoring range. Sines knocked through a 32-yard field goal to make it 17-0 with 42 seconds off the clock in the second quarter.

Anthony Bruscino’s first of three sacks on the day halted the Trojans’ next drive forcing a turnover on downs.

Josh Wagenheim got involved in the rushing with three straight carries totaling 31 yards to put the Eagles on the 1. Sines pounded it in on the next play to give Cumberland Valley a 24-0 lead with 5:19 left before halftime.

Sophomore running back Antonio Harrison finally got Chambersburg on the board with a 2-yard TD run with 3:40 left in the third quarter.

Jermere Jones hit Jai’tavius Kelly for a 41-yard strike to Cumberland Valley’s 9 on the fourth play of the final quarter; Jones found Kelly again for a 14-yard TD after a false start backed the Trojans up. Chambersburg was within striking distance at 24-14 with 9:00 left in the game.

But then Hunter returned the ensuing kickoff 90 yards, after he had an 85-yarder last week, to push the lead back to 17 at 31-14 with 8:44 left in the game.

A 3-and-out gave the Eagles the ball back and Wagenheim scored on a 27-yard run to put the game away with 6:37 left.

Wagenheim led the way with 83 rushing yards, Staretz had 77, and Sines had 49 as the Eagles rushed for 264 yards on the ground.

Dayre Senft had 53 rushing yards, Harrison had 40 rushing yards, and Kelly had 55 receiving yards for Chambersburg.

Cumberland Valley is off to Central Dauphin next week; Chambersburg hosts Altoona.



Cumberland Valley

Passing: Sines 4-8-0–58 (TD).

Rushing: Wagenheim 8-83 (TD), Staretz 8-77, Sines 11-49 (2 TD), Huffman 1-19, Hunter 5-18, Pines 2-8, Rardain 3-7, Barbacci 2-3.

Receiving: Staretz 2-17, Hunter 1-28 (TD), Pines 1-13.

Penalty: 3-25.

Punt-avg: 3-24.6.

First downs: 14.

Fumbles-lost: 1-1.


Passing: Jones 5-11-0–64 (TD), Harmon 6-9-1–47.

Rushing: Senft 14-53, Harrison 3-40 (TD), Jones 6-9, Harmon 10-7, Kelly 1-(-4).

Receiving: Jean 3-19, Pinnock 3-17, Kelly 2-55 (TD), Parker 2-15, Folmar 1-5.

Punt-avg: 4-32.8.

First downs: 10.

Fumbles-lost: 0-0.

Scoring Summary

Cumberland Valley (2-1, 5-1) 14 10 0 14 – 38

Chambersburg (0-3, 2-4) 0 0 7 7 – 14

1st Quarter

CV-Hunter 28 pass from Sines (Sines kick) – 10:42

CV- Sines 1 run (Sines kick) – 6:10

2nd Quarter

CV-Sines 32 FG – 11:18

CV-Sines 1 run (Sines kick) – 5:19

3rd Quarter

C-Harrison 2 run (Humelsine kick) – 3:40

4th Quarter

CV-Kelly 14 pass from Jones (Humelsine kick) – 9:00

C-Hunter 90 kickoff return (Sines kick) – 8:44

CV-Wagenheim 27 run (Sines kick) – 6:37

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