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Central Dauphin Outlasts Wilson WL 28-20

Written by: on Saturday, September 16th, 2017. Follow EasternPAFootball.com Staff on Twitter.

 

Central Dauphin Head Coach Glen McNamee and Wilson WL Head man Doug Dahms lead two of the preminnent programs in District Three. When these two teams match up it is an event. CD came in with a two game win streak over the Bulldogs. The Rams jumped out fast then quelled a late Wilson rally to defeat the Bulldogs 28-20.

Central Dauphin was led by QB Brady Straub’s mistake free 2TD, 245 yard passing performance. Mike Wise-Belle chipped in with two short TD runs. A strong defensive effort by the Rams held Wilson to only 48 yards rushing.

“Today was a big improvement for us,” said CD QB Brady Straub. “This sets us on the track for the rest of the season”. Head Coach Glen McNamee said a key to the upcoming conference schedule would be to stay healthy. ” It’s not a secret that we are thin. We don’t have a huge roster this year. That label of young and inexperienced, it’s time to remove that.”

Wilson jumped on top. A strong 16-play, 85 yard drive ended with an Iggy Reynoso five-yard run. The PAT was no good. It was 6-0. That is how a hard fought first quarter ended. The Central Dauphin D began to take control in the second quarter and win the field position battle. Good field position yielded three second quarter Ram TD’s.  At halftime the Rams held a 21-6 advantage.

The Central Dauphin D held Wilson in check for most of the third quarter. QB Brady Straub hit Grant Shuller on a 45 yard TD it was 28 -6 Rams with 3:11 left in the third quarter.  When Wilson got the ball back there seemed to finally be a sense of urgency. A quick 80-yard drive hit pay dirt on an Abdul MacFoy 21 yard TD. We entered the fourth quarter with Central Dauphin in front 28-12. Wilson kept up the pressure. The Bulldogs got within eighth with 8:58 remaining on a six-yard Iggy Reynoso TD reception and two point conversion. The stadium came unglued when Wilson recovered an onside kick. It was first and 10 Bulldogs at the CD 25.   The CD Defense dug in its heels. They held the Wilson offense. A fourth down toss by Wilson QB Conner Uhrig fell incomplete in the end zone with 3:36 to play. Two key third down completions by CD ran out the clock and Central Dauphin came away with the  28-20 victory

The Rams move to league play next week facing off with Carlisle. The Bulldogs will host Warwick in their league opener.

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