Governor Mifflin Steamrolls Cumberland Valley 49 – 7
Cumberland Valley is the dominant football program in District 3, AAAA football history. The nine time District 3 champions who shared the Mid Penn conference championship came into Shillington Friday night to face Berks 1 Champion and #2 seed Governor Mifflin. Mifflin Coach Mick Vecchio said this week, ” We think we are pretty good. This week we’re gonna see how good we are.” Governor Mifflin controlled all phases of this contest and ended the Cumberland Valley season 49-7.
“We had a heck of a defensive effort tonight,” said Coach Vecchio. An un-blockable Tucker Garner and Jan Johnson’s two-interception return TD’s (37,59) propelled the Mifflin Defensive effort. QB Jan Johnson also contributed on offense with two TD runs (5,30) and 119 rushing yards.
The Mifflin D got the scoring started early. Jan Johnson stepped in front of a Jake Hunt pass on Cumberland Valley’s opening possession and took it to the house to make it 7-0 Mifflin only 1:30 into the game. The entire first quarter was played in the Cumberland Valley end of the field. But good defense by both teams kept the game 7-0 Mifflin, going into the second quarter.
The Mifflin offense got things going in quarter two. Wilson Fontanez scampered 68 yards on a quick hitter to make it 14-0 Mustangs with 8:14 until half. The Mifflin defense forced a CV fumble on the next possession. Mifflin took the ball and a Jan Johnson 5-yard run made it 20-0 Mifflin. The Mifflin defense had not allowed a CV first down thus far in the game.
A Mifflin turnover gave CV the ball back with 1:15 to go in the first half. CV decided to try to get points on the board before halftime. Big mistake. Jan Johnson picked off a CV pass and with only seconds left in the first half scored to make it 28-0 Mifflin going into the break. Any remote hope of victory by Cumberland Valley went out the window on the second half kick off. Mifflin’s “Mr. Big Play” Evan Pollack took the kick 96 yards to pay dirt. It was 35-0 Mustangs. Mifflin controlled the line of scrimmage for the entire third quarter. Early in quarter four, Jan Johnson’s 30-yard TD run made it 42-0 Governor Mifflin. A TD by both teams reserves, made the final Governor Mifflin 49 Cumberland Valley 7.
Governor Mifflin will host another Mid Penn conference foe next week. Central Dauphin comes calling to Shillington in a District 3 AAAA semi final battle.
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