Little Lions Thrash Chambersburg
The State College Little Lions dominated the Chambersburg Trojans on Friday night in Chambersburg, winning 37-0. It was State College’s third shutout win of the year, and continued their undefeated season.
Both teams struggled to get going early on, but the Little Lions’ offense found the endzone with one minute left in the first on a 24 yard touchdown pass from Tyler Snyder to tight end Erik Swanson. “As soon as I cleared the linebackers I knew I was open and I’m just glad Tyler saw the same thing and threw me the ball right away,” said Swanson. State College led only 7-0 at the end of the first, but found a rhythm soon after and kept on rolling.
Snyder found Noah Woods for a 26 yard touchdown in the second quarter. The extra point was missed, but the score still increased the lead to 13-0. A Drew Friberg one yard rushing touchdown furthered the lead to 20-0. A nice pass from Snyder to Woods with lots of yards after the catch landed the ball down at the Chambersburg three yard line, but some solid defense held the Little Lions to a field goal. They led 23-0 at the half.
An electrifying kickoff return for touchdown by Cohen Russell opened the second half and extended the Little Lions’ lead to 30-0. An interception by Paul Olivett gave State College the ball right back. Woods reached the endzone one more time, this one on an 18 yard rush. Snyder was very complimentary of his receiver’s outstanding performance. “Noah Woods played amazing and made my job really easy tonight. It was fun watching him run all over the field,” said Snyder. This touchdown opened the lead to 37-0 and put the mercy rule into effect, as well as concluded the scoring for the night.
The State College defense dominated all night long, highlighted by the third quarter interception by Paul Olivett. The Trojans simply could not move the ball, dropping passes and gaining little on the ground. “The defense played fantastic and made our job on offense really simple,” said Snyder.
State College moves to 9-0 and will play Central Dauphin at home next Friday for the Mid Penn Commonwealth championship. Chambersburg drops to 1-8 on the year.
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