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D2 — The Sentinel, Carlisle, Pa., Friday, November 19, 2010

D3-AAAA Playoffs

Playoff tradition: CV vs. Wilson Eagles travel to West Lawn tonight for D3-AAAA quarterfinals matchup against Bulldogs. ■■

By Travis L. Pickens Assistant Sports Editor tpickens@cumberlink.com

Cumberland Valley’s regular-season football schedule hasn’t listed Wilson as an opponent since 1963. Yet, the seemingly annual clash between the Eagles and the Bulldogs is one of the more anticipated games of the season. “It’s tradition. Everyone loves it. Everyone looks forward to this game,” CV senior two-way lineman Barry Lyons said. “Cumberland Valley is going to meet Wilson at some point, no matter what, and it’s always going to be a battle.” The two district powerhouses, who lock horns at Wilson’s Gurski Stadium tonight at 7 p.m. in the District 3 Class AAAA quarterfinals, are meeting in the postseason for the 12th time and the third year in a row. CV won a dramatic semifinal at Gurski Stadium, 28-21, last year. The previous fall,

“Cumberland Valley is going to meet Wilson at some point, no matter what, and it’s always going to be a battle.”

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IU • Continued from D10 Asked Tuesday evening if he sensed his players’ pride was bruised, that they were anxious to get at somebody in a different-colored jersey, IU coach Bill Lynch said, “I think so. And I certainly hope so. And I certainly expect that by Saturday. It’s like anything else, there is a week of preparation, and it’s really important to make sure they’re ready at kickoff. “Sometimes those kinds of factors can kick in early, and they’re ready to go on Tuesday but get it out of their system, and then they don’t have it on Saturday.

So that’s one thing, as a coach, you have to be careful about. You have to make sure you have them prepared so that they’re ready to go at kickoff.” IU senior receiver Terrance Turner, a leading voice on the squad, agreed: “In the game, you have that mindset. But it’s not Saturday, yet. We’re days away from that. But you need to remember (the Wisconsin game) somewhat, because it definitely hurt.” It might hurt, too, if IU players are perusing any germane media outlets or Internet chat boards these days. Turner claimed to be oblivious in that regard. “I don’t

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Cumberland Valley’s defense will have its work cut out for it tonight against a potent and balanced Wilson offense.

What’s Inside High Schools • CV prepares for Wilson................................................D2 • Sentinel Week 12 Picks................................................D3 • Leaderboard................................................................D3 • High school notebook.................................................D4 • D3 playoff preview capsules.......................................D5 • State rankings..............................................................D6 Penn State • PSU running out of backs...........................................D9 • Indiana cashes in at FedEx..........................................D9 On the Cover: Cumberland Valley players celebrate their lastsecond, 28-21 win over Wilson in last year’s D3-AAAA playoffs (Sentinel file photo)

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read the newspaper or Internet or anything,” he said. “What happens outside this group, this football team, is going to happen, and you can’t control that. “We need to focus on what we can do, what we can control, not on what other people have to say.” Lynch noted his players will hear it, regardless. Coaches can adopt more of a bunker mentality, he said, because they can dive back into the very demanding routine of their jobs each week of the season. “Players are different,” Lynch said. “It’s tougher on them than it is on the coaches. They have to go to class.

They’re in class with their fellow students. They’re on campus. They’re in the dorm. They’re in the apartment complex. They eat at the training table in the Student Academic Resource Center with the other athletes. And they hear things.” So it’s probably a good thing for the Hoosiers to essentially get out of Dodge. Saturday’s game was originally scheduled for Bloomington before a financial guarantee from the Washington Redskins organization enticed IU into moving the game. “For us, it’s the opportunity to play one of the great programs in the history of college football,”

Lynch said, “at a venue in Washington, D.C., that provides a different kind of exposure than if we were just playing them here or at Penn State.” IU made history for all the wrong reasons Saturday. If the Hoosiers pull off an upset of Penn State, they’ll make history as the first Indiana team to do that in 14 tries. Lynch summed it up this way: “Any time you face adversity, it’s not what happened, it’s what you do about it.” Exactly. And we shall see what the Hoosiers are able do about it, if anything. No joking allowed.

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Barry Lyons

CV senior two-way lineman

Wilson pounded CV in the district final, 357, at Hersheypark Stadium. “It’s playoff time,” CV coach Tim Rimpfel said when asked what it means to play Wilson, a team he has compiled a 7-4 record against. “All I know is they’ve been tough. I know when you beat a team like this, you’ve beaten a good team.”

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“I’ll be wearing a sleeve on my knee just for precautionary measures,” he said. “I feel fine.” Green suffered a neck injury when he made a block on a kickoff in the third quarter. He’s the team’s third-leading rusher with 175 yards and one score and also the second-leading kickoff returner. “I think Green will be OK,” head coach Joe Paterno said. “I think he has a shot at it.”

If at least two of those three don’t play, it’s possible that Curtis Dukes, a 6-1, 237pound redshirt freshman, will play. Dukes and fullbacks Joe Suhey and Michael Zordich were the only other running backs on the travel roster at Ohio State. Penn State definitely will be without linebacker Michael Mauti, its second-leading tackler. Mauti, a sophomore who was emerging as one of the top players on defense, dislocated his right shoulder sometime in the second quarter and did not re-

turn. “I think Mauti’s out,” Paterno said. “He’s dislocated that (shoulder) and he’s had trouble with that. I doubt if he’ll make it.” Nate Stupar probably will start on the strong side in Mauti’s place, but it will be interesting to see which two linebackers play when Penn State uses five defensive backs against Indiana’s prolific passing attack. It had been Mauti and Stupar.

Mauti is one of 17 front-line Penn State players who have missed time with injuries this season, including 10 on defense. Indiana also has had its share of injuries. Quarterback Ben Chappell has been bothered by a hip injury and left in the second quarter of an 83-20 loss to Wisconsin last weekend. Chappell, who leads the Big Ten with 273 passing yards per game, is expected to play against the Lions, Hoosiers coach Bill Lynch said.

Cash • Continued from D9

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Tickets range from $50 to $150 for the game at FedEx Field, which is the largest stadium used by a pro sports team in the United States. “I think that they have a reason for doing it,” Penn State coach Joe Paterno said. “I don’t know exactly. I have not discussed it with them. “I think it will be a very good experience for the kids, but I don’t know what to expect.” The Indiana-Penn State game will be one of two neutral site contests played Saturday. Northwestern will play host to Illinois at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

The distance from Indiana’s campus to FedEx Field is nearly 650 miles; the distance from Penn State’s campus is 210 miles. “I’m not sure I’ve ever played in a neutral environment like this or in a game like this other than a playoff or bowl game, so it is different in that way,” Lynch said. “It is still a conference game against a Big Ten foe that we have played every year, so our team knows Penn State.” Penn State and Indiana previously played a neutral site game Oct. 28, 2000. The Lions won that game, 27-24, at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis as Ryan Primanti connected on a 39-yard field goal

with 18 seconds to play. Fifteen Penn State players are from the metro Washington area, including 11 from Maryland. They include running backs Andre Dupree and Zack Zwinak, linebacker Bani Gbadyu, cornerbacks Shelton McCullough, Stephon Morris and Mike Wallace, wide receivers Brandon Moseby-Felder and Devon Smith, long-snapper John Rohrbaugh, defensive end Sean Stanley and safety Malcolm Willis. Willis, from Marbury, Md., said he has requests for about 50 tickets from family and friends, but knows he won’t be able to fulfill all of them. “It means a lot to us, going

home,” Willis said. “Kids like me and Devon Smith and Stephon Morris, we’ve been talking about going back home and playing in front of the home crowd all year. So, we’re going to go there and try to get a win.” Penn State’s four Virginia players are offensive linemen Chima Okoli and Khamrone Kolb, backup quarterback Kevin Newsome and tailback Evan Royster. Royster, from Fairfax, Va., is happy to be playing a game close to home in his final season. “It’s kind of exciting,” he said. “We’ve done a good job recruiting in that area. There are a lot of Penn State fans there.”

NOTES: Penn State redshirt freshman punter Anthony Fera had an emergency appendectomy early Wednesday morning and is expected to miss the final two regular-season games. He is averaging 41.6 yards on 43 punts and 67.5 yards on 49 kickoffs with 19 touchbacks. Freshman walk-on punter Alex Butterworth is listed as Fera’s backup, but he has yet to kick in a game. Kicker Collin Wagner likely will handle kickoffs after relinquishing that duty to Fera this season. ——— Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services.


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Is tackling a lost art for Lions? By Jerry DiPaola

IU can’t forget 83-20, even if it wants to

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Not long ago, Penn State had a streak that its publicity people loved to trumpet. For 17 consecutive games, dating to the 2008 season, the Nittany Lions’ defense did not allow a runner to gain 100 yards. Stout, sure tacklers led to back-to-back 11-2 records, helping Penn State finish in The Associated Press Top 10 in ‘08 and ‘09. Then, linebackers Sean Lee, Josh Hull and Navorro Bowman and end Jared Odrick exhausted their collegiate eligibility, leaving inexperienced and less talented players trying to live up to their predecessors’ high standards. The alarming result: The program that created 18 All-American linebackers suddenly can’t tackle. Seven of the past nine opponents have had a runner gain at least 95 yards. The only exceptions are Youngstown State, Temple and Kent State. From Alabama’s Trent Richardson (144) to Ohio State’s Dan Herron (190), teams have found smooth roads. Has tackling become a lost art at Penn State? Coach Joe Paterno admits to pondering the question, but he is also slow to criticize his young team. “We have had a little bit of problem on the corners and on the edges with our linebacking,” he said. “When you watch some tackling, “(you ask), Can that back be that good. You could be in a better position to make the tackles.’ “ Paterno believes backs are getting bigger and better. “In the old days, a kid was quick and could make you miss, and he was probably 175, 180 pounds,” he said. “Now, they are 230, 225. They break tackles. They run right over you at times. “It is a little tougher to get in there and get in position where you can control them. The minute you do that, they are clever enough and quick enough and they have a sense of where to go, and they can make you look bad.” When a reporter suggested that tackling skills are diminishing across the nation, Paterno said, “I think you have to give the guy with the ball a little more credit than what you are doing.”

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Ohio State running back Dan Herron (1) is tackled by Penn State defender Chris Colosanti (48) during the first half Saturday in Columbus, Ohio. Clearly, however, the game has changed, a fact that hasn’t escaped Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald, a two-time Big Ten defensive player of the year as a Wildcats linebacker in 199596. “Back when I was playing, I could pretty much tell you every play Michigan was going to run,” he said. “Most of it was between the tackles. “Now, so many teams are making you play in space that it puts a premium on recruiting the dynamic athletes for your

defense.” Spread offenses also make it difficult, according to Ohio State coach Jim Tressel. “There is more chance to miss tackles,” he said. Purdue coach Danny Hope added that tackling used to be easier because, “They played the game in a box 20 years ago.” Another possible factor: Head injuries. Illinois coach Ron Zook said coaches are teaching safer tackling techniques, perhaps leading to a decrease in aggression.

The Rachel Maddow Show, for heaven’s sake. Indiana’s nationally-televised humiliation on the football field Saturday pervaded the national media to the point that it even merited a mention Monday by Maddow, the liberal MSNBC anchorwoman whose primary purview is politics. Maddow evinced sympathy for Bucky Badger, the Wisconsin mascot who has to do a push-up for every point on the home team’s side of the scoreboard every time UW adds a score, resulting in a cumulative 573 push-ups Saturday. IU football has been a nationwide punch line since Saturday, even outside the sports world’s normal parameters. Surrendering 83 points to Wisconsin provided fodder for jokes by late night TV comedians that ranged from insulting to pitying. Some of the gallows humor has been directed toward Bucky Badger, too, as with Maddow’s segment. And Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema hasn’t exactly enhanced his already problematic image. But for the most part, it’s the Hoosiers who have been on the receiving end of the commentary. One would think Indiana’s football players, who have lost 11-straight Big Ten games, would be really ready to try cleaning somebody else’s clock by now. Within the rules, of course. It won’t be easy, in that the next chance they get comes Saturday against perennial power Penn State at a neutral site, FedEx Field in Landover, Md.

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Sentinel Picks

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Guest Picker: Rod Frisco, ]owner/operator of rodfrisco.com

The Sentinel

Leaderboard

Travis L. Pickens

Ron Rogers

Tom Ash

Andy Sandrik

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Last week: 11-3 Season: 115-39

Last week: 10-4 Season: 114-40

Last week: 9-5 Season: 110-44

Last week: 9-5 Season: 108-46

Last week: 7-7 Season: 96-58

Red Lion at Dallastown

Red Lion

Dallastown

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Daniel Boone at Harrisburg

Harrisburg

Harrisburg

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Harrisburg

Cumberland Valley at Wilson

CV

Wilson

Wilson

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Wilson

Central Dauphin at Gov. Mifflin

Governor Mifflin

Governor Mifflin

Central Dauphin

Central Dauphin

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Conrad Weiser at Greencastle

Conrad Weiser

Greencastle

Greencastle

Greencastle

Greencastle

Cocalico at Susquehanna Twp.

Susquehanna Twp.

Cocalico

Cocalico

Susquehanna Twp.

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Manheim Central at Lampeter-Strasburg

Manheim Central

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Hershey at Bishop McDevitt

McDevitt

McDevitt

McDevitt

McDevitt

McDevitt

Wyomissing at Lancaster Catholic

Lancaster Catholic

Lancaster Catholic

Lancaster Catholic

Lancaster Catholic

Lancaster Catholic

Bermudian Springs at Trinity

Trinity

Trinity

Trinity

Trinity

Trinity

Steel-High at Holy Name

Holy Name

Holy Name

Holy Name

Holy Name

Holy Name

Millersburg at York Catholic

York Catholic

York Catholic

York Catholic

York Catholic

York Catholic

Line Mountain at Southern Columbia

Southern Columbia

Line Mountain

Southern Columbia

Southern Columbia

Southern Columbia

Bloomsburg at California U.

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Bloomsburg

California

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The following is a list of leaders through the 11th week of the high school football season. Stats reflect only those reported to The Sentinel: RUSHING Player (team) Rushes Yards Average 1. Todde` Statum (Ship) 216 1,542 7.1 2. Jeremy DiPietro (CV) 83 1,012 12.1 3. Matt Richmond (NoY) 149 1,004 6.7 4. Adam Geiger (T) 96 999 10.4 5. Colby Whitten (BiS) 178 941 5.2 6. Jack Miller (T) 81 887 10.9 7. Ryan Miller (BoS) 145 880 6.0 8. Dan Flynn (CV) 122 790 6.4 9. Kevin Snyder (CV) 108 704 6.5 10. Kelvin White (EP) 157 697 4.4 —— RECEIVING YARDS Player (team) Receptions Yards 1. Adam Breneman (CC) 60 877 2. Alberto De Los Santos (EP) 27 555 3. Bryton Barr (M) 21 520 4. Chase May (WP) 21 470 5. Chris Lenz (T) 25 450 —— RECEPTIONS Player (team) Receptions Yards 1. Adam Breneman (CC) 60 877 2. Tyler Botchie (M) 29 395 2. Sal Purpura (M) 29 390 4. Alberto De Los Santos (EP) 27 555 4. Ryan Herr (CH) 27 448 —— PASSING YARDS Player (team) Co. Att. Yards TD Int. 1. Patrick Dill (T) 98 167 1,768 19 7 2. James Rusenko (M) 122 251 1,672 18 13 3. Kelvin White (EP) 103 183 1,510 18 9 4. Tyler Orris (CC) 91 145 1,015 6 3 5. Cody Failor (C) 81 196 1,010 9 10 —— SCORING (Includes two-point conversion where applicable) Player (team) TD Points 1. Todde` Statum (Ship) 24 146 2. Jack Miller (T) 23 138 3. Jeremy DiPietro (CV) 15 90 4. Kevin Snyder (CV) 13 82 5. Dan Flynn (CV) 13 78 —— KICKING Player (team) FGs Xpts. Pts. 1. Alex Cramer (T) 5 56-64 71 2. Lance Geesey (CV) 5 44-49 59 3. Sam Dell (BoS) 4 26-28 38 4. Zach Myers (Ship) 2 31-38 37 4. Taylor Walls (EP) 2 31-34 37 —— OFFENSE Team Points Average 1. Trinity 470 42.7 2. Cumberland Valley 393 35.7 3. Shippensburg 320 29.0 4. East Pennsboro 305 27.7 5. Cedar Cliff 241 21.9 —— DEFENSE Team Points Average 1. Trinity 90 8.1 2. Shippensburg 133 12.0 3. Cumberland Valley 174 15.8 4. Northern 178 17.8 5. Big Spring 215 19.5

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Notebook

Former division rival awaits Trinity By Travis L. Pickens Assistant Sports Editor tpickens@cumberlink.com

Indiana to cash in at FedEx Field

PSU faces a shortage of running backs Saturday thanks to injury, law issues. ■■

letic Association following the 2003 season, is led by two 1,000-yard rushers. Junior running back Tyler Fitzkee has 1,247 rushing yards with 15 touchdowns, and senior fullback Austin Keller has added 1,198 yards and 13 scores. The Eagles attempted only 123 passes through 11 games. “They run the Wing-T and execute the (heck) out of it,” Ragni said. “They started running it seven years ago, and they’ve added things and gotten a lot better with it.” Trinity, which switched to the Spread offense in the offseason, is no stranger to facing, and shutting down, Wing-T opponents. The Shamrocks have yet to surrender 100 points — the defense is at 90 with back-toback shutouts against the Bubblers — and haven’t allowed a team to score more than 13 points since Week 1. Ragni knew it was vital that his defense play at a high level until the offense could find its footing in the Spread. That didn’t take long. After struggling against Lancaster Catholic in Week 1, the Shamrocks scored at least 40 points in eight of their next 10 games.

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By Rich Scarcella McClatchy-Tribune

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Trinity and senior running back Patrick Devlin welcome former Mid-Penn Conference rival Bermudian Springs to COBO Field tonight.

Final Mid-Penn Glance Chambersburg Carlisle Team x-Susquehanna Twp. Bishop McDevitt Cedar Cliff Hershey

1-5 0-6

2-8 3-7

—— Keystone Division Overall 6-0 8-2 5-1 8-2 4-2 7-3 3-3 6-4

Red Land Lower Dauphin Mechanicsburg Team x-Greencastle-Antrim Shippensburg Gettysburg

2-4 1-5 0-6

2-8 1-9 1-9

—— Colonial Division Overall 7-0 10-0 5-2 8-2 5-2 6-4

Northern Big Spring West Perry Waynesboro James Buchanan Team x-Trinity

4-3 3-4 3-4 1-6 0-7

5-5 5-5 3-7 1-9 1-9

—— Capital Division Overall 8-0 9-1

East Pennsboro 6-2 Boiling Springs 6-2 Steelton-Highspire 5-3 Palmyra 4-4 Middletown 4-4 Milton Hershey 2-6 Susquenita 1-7 Camp Hill 0-8 x-clinched division title

7-3 7-3 6-4 6-4 5-5 3-7 2-8 1-9

Penn State (6-4) vs. Indiana (4-6) at FedEX Field in Landover, Md., noon on Big Ten Network

Running on empty?

Shamrocks seek program’s third districtfinal appearance.

Mid-Penn Conference Football Final Standings Commonwealth Team Division Overall x-Harrisburg 6-0 8-2 Cumberland Valley 5-1 8-2 Central Dauphin 4-2 8-2 State College 3-3 4-6 Central Dauphin East 2-4 4-6

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If the Bermudian Springs and Trinity football teams come out wearing classic uniforms tonight, the scene will be complete. In a battle of former Mid-Penn Conference division rivals, the Eagles invade COBO Field for a District 3 Class AA semifinal at 7 p.m. Bermudian Springs, the No. 7 seed with an 8-3 record, dumped previously unbeaten and second-seeded Littlestown, 37-0, to earn a date with its old foe. “(The Eagles) were a regular opponent on our schedule,” said Trinity coach Bill Ragni, whose third-seeded Shamrocks blanked Boiling Springs, 42-0, last week. “I remember the days when they were champions of our division. “Our guys won’t overlook anything.” Bermudian, a hard-nosed outfit that runs the Wing-T to precision and employs a 4-4 defense, bent against Littlestown but never broke. “Littlestown had their chances but didn’t capitalize,” said Ragni, who watched film of the Eagles’ win Sunday morning with his coaching staff. “They moved the ball in the first half but got stopped on a couple of fourth downs. “Bermudian changed their defense up a little more, but Littlestown just shot themselves in the foot.” Bermudian, which left the Mid-Penn and joined the York-Adams Interscholastic Ath-

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Penn State has suddenly found itself facing the possibility of playing Indiana without its top three running backs. After Evan Royster and Stephfon Green suffered injuries last weekend at Ohio State, Silas Redd was cited early Monday for disorderly conduct after police found him urinating on campus, they said. Redd, a freshman from Norwalk, Conn., was found urinating near the Agricultural Engineering Building around 4:15 a.m., police said. They said Redd was not intoxicated. Redd can plead guilty and pay a fine or request a hearing. Redd, the Nittany Lions’ second-leading rusher, has run for 367 yards and one touchdown in nine games. “It’s a new day,” Redd wrote on his Twitter page. “I can’t allow myself to live in the past. just continue to progress and work toward being the best I can be.” Redd received some sympathy from Royster, Penn State’s all-time leading rusher. “Stuff like that has happened to people,” he said. “It’s not a major thing. At the same time you have to keep yourself out of that situation. I’m not sure how the coaches reacted to it.” Royster was injured early in the second half of the 38-14 loss to Ohio State. He wore a wrap around his left knee because of what he called “pinched fat” and returned in the fourth quarter. Royster, the Lions’ top rusher with 783 yards and four touchdowns, said he expects to play against Indiana.

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By Ron Musselman McClatchy-Tribune

Associated Press

Penn State running back Silas Redd (25) runs for a touchdown in the third quarter against Northwestern at Beaver Stadium Nov. 6.

UNIVERSITY PARK — Indiana decided last summer to trade a home football game for a big payday. The Hoosiers will pocket $3 million Saturday for playing Penn State at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. Indiana’s “home” game originally was scheduled to be played at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Ind., which seats 52,692 compared to 91,704 at FedEx Field. Indiana (4-6, 0-6 Big Ten) made less than $1 million per game for its six home games this season, but will triple that payday against the Nittany Lions (6-4, 3-3) at the home of the Washington Redskins. “In my mind, I’ve felt all along that it’s a good decision,” Indiana coach Bill Lynch said. Penn State, 13-0 all time against the Hoosiers, will be playing in metropolitan Washington for the first time since 1993. As part of its agreement, Indiana had to sell 7,000 tickets, which it has done. A Penn State spokesman said approximately 50,000 tickets have been sold for the game.

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Ohio State at Iowa This was supposed to be the game of the year in the Big Ten … until Iowa lost at Northwestern last week. Now, the Hawkeyes are 4–2 in league play, one game behind Ohio State, Wisconsin and Michigan State. Ohio State needs some help, but the Buckeyes are still in the hunt for a return trip to the Rose Bowl. Ohio State 24, Iowa 17 Virginia Tech at Miami Miami true freshman quarterback Stephen Morris (2–0 as a starter) has played well in relief of the injured Jacory Harris, but he has yet to face a defense as strong as Virginia Tech’s. The Hokies have held each of their last five opponents to 21 points or less. Virginia Tech 21, Miami 14

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Caps • Continued from D5 Trinity notes: winning streak has grown to 10 games. ... enters tonight with four shutouts and has held seven teams to single digits. ... after Week 1 loss, did not allow another team to score more than 13 points. ... Dill has completed 98 of 167 passes for 1,768 yards, 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions. The junior threw for at least 100 yards nine times. ... Geiger leads the team with 999 rushing yards, and Miller is second with 887. ... Miller is second in the area in terms of points scored with 138 on 23 touchdowns. ... Lenz is fifth in the area with 450 receiving yards on 25 catches. ... 5-1 mark against teams with a winning record. ... broke a three-game losing streak in the playoffs with victory over Boiling Springs on Friday. ... has played for only two 3-AA titles in program history. ... outright champion of the Mid-Penn Capital Division with an 8-0 record. Breakdown: Bermudian Springs is the surprise team of the bracket, but the Eagles aren’t to be taken lightly. Defoe’s team enjoys bashing its opponents into oblivion by using the groundbased Wing-T attack. The Shamrocks have seen offenses like this before, so putting the brakes on Bermudian shouldn’t be too much to ask.

The hidden key might be how physical these Eagles are and whether Trinity will be able to withstand 48 minutes of bashing if the starters are asked to go that far. Ragni’s starters have rarely been in after the third quarter, and if the game is close, Bermudian could have an edge. That said, Trinity doesn’t have to worry much about its opponent’s passing game, so loading the box will be the theme of the night. A onedimensional attack won’t be enough to beat the Shamrocks. Prediction: Trinity, 28-7. _____

Wyomissing (5, 8-3) at Lancaster Catholic (1, 11-0)

Site: Rossmere Stadium, Lancaster Time: Tonight, 7 p.m. Coaches: Wyomissing — Bob Wolfrum (24th year, 215-63-1); Lancaster Catholic — Bruce Harbach (9th year, 89-23). Last meeting: Lancaster Catholic, 45-7, in 2008 District 3-AA semifinals. What’s at stake: Winner advances to 3-AA final to meet either Bermudian Springs (7, 8-3) or Trinity (3, 10-1) at Hersheypark Stadium next Friday at 7 p.m. Loser is eliminated. How they got here: Wyomissing defeated No. 4 Delone Catholic, 28-21, in quarterfinals;

Lancaster Catholic defeated No. 8 Schuylkill Valley, 56-21, in quarterfinals. Key players: Wyomissing — Grayson Helm, jr., QB; Tyler Rank, sr., FB-LB; Derek Nally, sr., HB-CB; Joseph Cacchione, soph., WR-DB; Skyler Lash, sr., OT-DT. Lancaster Catholic — John Roda, sr., QB; Roman Clay, soph., RBLB; Brandon Hollister, jr., RB-LB; Greg Kirchner, sr., WR-DB. Wyomissing notes: split its last four games after starting the season 6-1. ... explosive offense averages 33.3 points per game, but pedestrian defense allows 21.1. ... teams have scored at least 21 points on Spartans five times. ... went 3-3 against teams with winning records. ... finished 2-3 against teams that qualified for the playoffs. ... Helm has completed 63 of 130 passes for 1,053 yards with 14 touchdowns and eight interceptions. ... Rank leads the team with 1,019 rushing yards. ... leading receiver is Cacchione with 436 yards. ... team finished third in Inter-County League Section II with a 5-2 record. ... last distrct-final appearance was in 2006 when it won the title over Lancaster Catholic, 28-24. Lancaster Catholic notes: defending 3-AA and PIAA champion. ... winners of 24 games in a row — last loss was against Manheim Central

on Sept. 18, 2009. ... defeated two Class AAAA teams and two Class AAA teams this year. ... held eight opponents to seven points or less and pitched three shutouts. ... averages 42.2 points per game and 8.5 against. ... scored at least 35 points in all but one game this year. ... Roda has completed 102 of 152 passes for 1,690 yards, with 22 touchdowns and five interceptions. ... Clay leads the team with 1,450 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns. Hollister is second with 889 yards and 17 scores. ... top receiving threat is Kirchner, with 471 yards and seven touchdowns. ... team is undefeated champion of Lancaster-Lebanon Section III. Breakdown: The brightest red flag of them all is Wyomissing’s defense. That hasn’t been a strength for the Spartans this year, and the unit is likely to be exposed by a dangerous Lancaster Catholic offfense. For Wyomissing to hang around, it has to generate a ground game and keep the defending district and state champion’s offense off the field. Lancaster Catholic lost a few starters from last year’s team, but Harbach hasn’t allowed this group to miss a beat. Unless the Crusaders implode with turnovers and penalties, they’ll find their way to Hershey for a chance at three-straight district titles.

Prediction: Lancaster Catholic, 34-14. _____ Picking the rest Class AAAA Red Lion 31, Dallastown 20 — This time, the Lions pull away and send top-seeded Wilcats home. Harrisburg 48, Daniel Boone 22 — Blazers keep pace early, but Cougars are just too strong. Class AAA Conrad Weiser 28, Greencastle-Antrim 20 — Blue Devils haven’t seen a team with this much speed and athleticism. Susquehanna Twp. 34, Cocalico 17 — Eagles are hot; Tribe is clicking on all cylinders. Manheim Central 29, Lampeter-Strasburg 23 — Barons get revenge after gutwrenching loss early this season. Bishop McDevitt 42, Hershey 14 — Another yawner for powerful Crusaders. Class A Holy Name 44, Steelton-Highspire 26 — Blue Jays win a track meet; head to first district final since 2005. York Catholic 13, Millersburg 12 — Indians want a shot to defend their title; come up short. —Travis L. Pickens

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D istrict 3: Playoffs preview capsules A preview of this week’s area D3 football matchups: Class AAAA Quarterfinals

two shutouts. ... averages 35.6 points per game. ... Schmidt, who has five sacks on defense, leads the team with 1,214 yards and 17 touchdowns. ... Nye has 581 rushing yards and eight scores. ... Nye is also the leading receiver with 342 yards. ... attempted only 66 passes this year between two quarterbacks. ... finished in a three-way tie for first place with Pottsville and Daniel Boone in the Inter-County Legue Section I. All three teams were 6-1. Breakdown: If Central Dauphin hopes to break its string of losses in the quarterfinal round, it’s going to need to figure out a way to stop Governor Mifflin’s Veer offense. The Mustangs are very efficient at running the ball and wearing down their opposition. This program has come to life recently with trips to the 3-AAAA final in 2006 and 2007 and an appearance in the semifinals a year later. That’s the type of consistency the Rams seek at the district level. Central Dauphin has an experienced line but young skill players. Governor Mifflin, which has a real shot at being the surprise district champion, will take advantage of its opponent’s youth. Prediction: Governor Mifflin, 27-13. _____

Cumberland Valley (Seed 7, 9-2) at Wilson (2, 11-0) Site: Gurski Stadium, West Lawn Time: Tonight, 7 p.m. Coaches: Cumberland Valley — Tim Rimpfel (22nd year, 285-93-3); Wilson — Doug Dahms (5th year, 56-9). Last meeting: Cumberland Valley, 28-21, last year in District 3-AAAA semifinals. What’s at stake: Winner advances to 3-AAAA semifinals to meet either Central Dauphin (6, 9-2) or Governor Mifflin (3, 9-2) next weekend. Loser is eliminated. How they got here: Cumberland Valley defeated No. 10 Spring Grove, 35-21, in first round; Wilson defeated No. 15 Manheim Twp., 48-21, in first round. Key players: Cumberland Valley — Eric Sawyer, sr., QB; Kevin Snyder, sr., RB-SS-LB; Jeremy DiPietro, jr., RBDB; Dan Flynn, sr., FB-LB; Colton Kirkpatrick, sr., TE-LB; Barry Lyons, sr., TE-DE; Kyle Friend, jr., T-DT. Wilson — Zach Zweizig, sr., QB; Rodney Gillin, jr., RB-DB; Julian Carabello, sr., WR-LB; Connor Mathias, sr., WR-DB; Cody Simcox, sr., TE-LB. Cumberland Valley notes: defending 3-AAAA champion. ... scored at least 30 points in all but two games this year and lost both. ... averages 35.7 points per game, which is second-best in the area, and 15.8 against, good for third. ... Snyder, who has 704 yards on 108 carries and 63 total tackles, will continue his football career at Rutgers as a linebacker. ... DiPietro leads the team with 1,012 rushing yards on 83 carries. The junior’s yards are second-most in the area. ... Flynn, who leads the team with 104 total tackles, has 790 rushing yards. ... Sawyer has completed 55 of 114 passes, with five touchdowns and three interceptions. The senior hasn’t thrown a pick since Week 3 against Bishop McDevitt. ... Kirkpatrick is top receiving threat. ... Eagles hoping to win 10th 3-AAAA title and be the first repeat winner since Bishop McDevitt in 2004-05. ... 4-1 record on the road this year. ... opponents had a cumulative record of 61-55. ... team won its last two road playoff games (at Central Dauphin and at Wilson last year) and hasn’t lost a true postseason road game since 2005 at Hempfield. ... finished second in Mid-Penn Commonwealth Division behind Harrisburg with a 5-1 record. Wilson notes: four-time District 3-AAAA champion. ... last loss was in the final seconds to Cumberland Valley in 2009 semifinals. ... has suffered three-straight hardto-swallow postseason defeats — 2007 lost in overtime to Harrisburg in district semifinals; 2008 lost in triple overtime to Bethel Park in state semifinals and lost to CV with six seconds to play last year in district semifinals. ... outscored opponents 322-55 in first half. ... went 4-0 against teams with winning records. ... opponents have a combined record of 53-64. ... Zweizig, who missed four games with a dislocated throwing shoulder, has completed 55 of 97 passes for 767 yards, 10 touchdowns and four interceptions. ... Gillin leads the team with 1,704 yards and 27 touchdowns. ... Carabello paces the Bulldogs with 504 receiving yards. ... Simcox and Matt Tietbohl are the team’s leading tacklers with 53 each. ... posted four shutouts this year and allowed an average of 10 points against per game. ... offense scored an average of 40.7 points per game and scored at least 34 points in eight of 11 games. ... finished

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Cumberland Valley junior running back Jeremy DiPietro broke the 1,000-yard barrier in rushing last week with 195 yards against Spring Grove. CV travels to Gurski Stadium tonight to face Wilson at 7 p.m. in the D3-AAAA quarterfinals. first in Section I of Lancaster-Lebanon League. Breakdown: Wilson might be in for more of a fight than it expects. The Bulldogs have the better record and the more impressive stats, but it’s CV that played the more difficult schedule. At this time of year, that’s important. Sure, Wilson played Governor Mifflin and Manheim Central, but that was in the first two weeks of the season. Since then, this team has been on cruise control. That might not help the Bulldogs if this thing is close late. Zweizig will give CV’s defense headaches, and the Bulldogs are going to score, but we believe CV’s ground attack — behind DiPietro, Flynn and Snyder — will control the ball and find the end zone more often. Prediction: Cumberland Valley, 24-14. _____

Central Dauphin (6, 9-2) at Governor Mifflin (3, 9-2) Site: Governor Mifflin Stadium, Shillington Time: Tonight, 7 p.m. Coaches: Central Dauphin — Glen McNamee (5th year, 42-16); Governor Mifflin — Mick Vecchio (20th year, 125-97-1). Last meeting: Governor Mifflin, 31-28, in 2008 District 3-AAAA quarterfinals. What’s at stake: Winner advances to 3-AAAA semifinals to meet either Cumberland Valley (7, 9-2) or Wilson (2, 11-0) next weekend. Loser is eliminated. How they got here: Central Dauphin defeated No. 11

Warwick, 42-7, in first round; Governor Mifflin defeated No. 14 York William Penn, 42-6, in first round. Key players: Central Dauphin — Brandon LaVia, soph., QB; Zayd Issah, soph., RB-LB; Jon Schnaars, sr., WR; Matt Kirchner, sr., LB; Kemji Rajis, sr., LB. Governor Mifflin — Vincent Garipoli, sr., QB-S; Zach Schmidt, sr., RB-LB; Derek Nye, jr., RB-DB; Darren Namiani, sr., LB; Dakota Strunk, sr., OL-DL. Central Dauphin notes: riding a four-game winning streak. ... following mid-season shutout loss to Harrisburg, outscored next four opponents, 168-44. ... losses are to Cumberland Valley (by 13) and Harrisburg (by 28). ... went 3-2 against teams with winning records. ... held five teams to seven points or less. ... LaVia completed 95 of 165 passes for 1,424 yards with 14 touchdowns and six interceptions. ... Issah leads the team with 1,441 yards on 206 carries with 19 touchdowns. ... Schnaars is the team’s leading receiver with 876 yards and 10 touchdowns. ... Kirchner paces the defense with 102 total tackles. ... lost in the 3-AAAA quarterfinals the last four years and hasn’t won more than one playoff game since 2002, when it won the district title. ... finished third in the Mid-Penn Commonwealth Division with a 4-2 record. Governor Mifflin notes: comes in on a five-game winning streak. ... only losses are to two teams with a combined record of 20-2. ... fell to Wilson, 21-14, in Week 1 and Pottsville, 35-28, in Week 6. ... pounded Daniel Boone, 42-0. ... played four Class AAAA opponents and six Class AAA teams during the regular season. ... averages 11.0 points against per game and held six teams to single digits, with

Site: COBO Field, Camp Hill Time: Tonight, 7 p.m. Coaches: Bermudian Springs — Jon Defoe (12th year, 73-51); Trinity — Bill Ragni (2nd year, 17-5). Last meeting: Trinity, 22-13, in 2003. What’s at stake: Winner advances to 3-AA final to meet either Wyomissing (5, 8-3) or Lancaster Catholic (1, 11-0) at Hersheypark Stadium next Friday at 7 p.m. Loser is eliminated. How they got here: Bermudian Springs defeated No. 2 Littlestown, 37-0, in quarterfinals; Trinity defeated No. 6 Boiling Springs, 42-0, in quarterfinals. Key players: Bermudian Springs — Michael Thoman, sr., QB-DB; Tyler Fitzkee, jr., RB-LB; Austin Keller, sr., FB-LB; Austin Brumfield, sr., RB-DB; Nolan Spahr, sr., WR-DB; Matthew Wolf, sr., OL-DT. Trinity — Patrick Dill, jr., QB; Jack Miller, jr., HB-DB; Adam Geiger, soph., RB; Chris Lenz, jr., WRDB; Logan Houck, sr., WR-RB-DB; Colin Rigney, sr., G-LB. Bermudian Springs notes: won three of its last four games. ... lost to Littlestown, 43-23, on Oct. 29 before beating the Bolts, 37-0, two weeks later in 3-AA quarterfinals. ... 3-2 record against teams with winning records. ... defeated Northern, 24-7, in Week 1. ... runs the Wing-T and averages 29.6 points per game. ... allows an average of 16.2 points against with two shutouts. ... operates out of the 4-4 on defense. ... Fitzkee leads the team with 1,247 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns. Keller is a close second with 1,198 yards and 13 touchdowns. ... Fitzkee also has a team-best 102 total tackles. .. Thoman has completed 57 of 120 passes for 840 yards, 11 touchdowns and seven interceptions. ... Spahr is the team’s leading receiver with 305 yards and four touchdowns. ... three-time 3-AA champion but hasn’t won the title since 1998, which was also the last season the program made the championship game and the last time the team won a playoff game before Friday. ... finished fourth in YAIAA Section III with 5-4 record.

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CV • Continued from D2

D3 playoffs glance

CV and Wilson have won a combined 13 District 3-AAAA titles — the Eagles own nine, Wilson four — and are the two most successful programs in the district in terms of playoff appearances. CV has been to the postseason 21 times, one more than Wilson. “We do have plenty of history,” Wilson coach Doug Dahms said. “We know them, and they know us well. I think our kids respect their program, and they respect ours. “Last year they pulled one out on us on the last play of the game. More power to them, but we’ll try to use that a little bit as a building block. Some of our kids started on last year’s team, and most of them were on the team.” What happened in last year’s semifinal game, which was played in strong winds the day after Thanksgiving, is still fresh in many minds. The game was tied, 21-21, and CV had the ball near midfield with under a minute to play in regulation. Instead of being conservative and playing for overtime, Rimpfel elected to try and win the game, which is exactly what the Eagles did. Quarterback Eric Sawyer found speedy wide receiver Trevor Harman over the middle for a 48-yard touchdown with a mere six seconds to play. It was a brutal way to end the season for Wilson, which had hopes of winning back-to-back district titles. “Understand, we weren’t lucky last year,” Rimpfel said. “That play at the end was a big play, but we

All games begin Friday at 7 p.m. unless noted Seeds, records in parenthesis Class AAAA First Round Dallastown 28, Conestoga Valley 14 Red Lion 14, McCaskey 13 Harrisburg 75, Penn Manor 28 Daniel Boone 34, Cedar Cliff 16 Wilson 48, Manheim Twp. 21 Cumberland Valley 35, Spring Grove 21 Governor Mifflin 42, William Penn 6 Central Dauphin 42, Warwick 6 Quarterfinals Red Lion (8, 8-3) at Dallastown (1, 11-0) Daniel Boone (5, 10-1) at Harrisburg (4, 9-2), Saturday, 1 Cumberland Valley (7, 9-2) at Wilson (2, 11-0) Central Dauphin (6, 9-2) at Governor Mifflin (3, 9-2) —— Class AAA First Round Greencastle-Antrim 42, Hamburg 6 Conrad Weiser 53, East Pennsboro 37 Cocalico 28, West York 21 Susquehanna Twp. 53, Gettysburg 14 Lampeter-Strasburg 41, Big Spring 13 Manheim Central 64, Dover 14

moved the football on them and played good defense. We didn’t get any cheap touchdowns. I felt we earned that victory. “It’s not like a gift was given and they want it back. They have to fight for it.” The undefeated and secondseeded Bulldogs (11-0) are always full of fight, especially when it comes to playing CV (9-2). Wilson ripped through Section I of the Lancaster-Lebanon League with ease, yet Rimpfel doesn’t think the Bulldogs got fat feasting on cupcakes. “They’re not the biggest team we’ve faced, but they’re put together,” Rimpfel said. “They’re a very confident group of players. “The other thing that strikes me is they aren’t as big as last year, but they’re quicker.” Rimpfel compared the Bulldogs to one of the teams that beat CV

Bishop McDevitt 45, Kennard-Dale 24 Hershey 15, Shippensburg 6 Quarterfinals Conrad Weiser (8, 8-3) at Greencastle-Antrim (1, 11-0) Cocalico (13, 6-5) at Susquehanna Twp. (5, 9-2) Manheim Central (7, 8-3) at Lampeter-Strasburg (2, 10-1) Hershey (11, 7-4) vs. Bishop McDevitt (3, 9-2) at Landis Field, Harrisburg —— Class AA Quarterfinals Lancaster Catholic 56, Schuylkill Valley 21 Wyomissing 28, Delone Catholic 21 Bermudian Springs 37, Littlestown 0 Trinity 42, Boiling Springs 0 Semfinals Wyomissing (5, 8-3) at Lancaster Catholic (1, 11-0) Bermudian Springs (7, 8-3) at Trinity (3, 10-1) —— Class A Quarterfinals Steelton-Highspire 41, Columbia 32 Semifinals Steelton-Highspire (4, 7-4) at Holy Name (1, 9-1) Millersburg (3, 7-3) at York Catholic (2, 7-3)

this year — Bishop McDevitt. Like the Crusaders, Wilson has a run-pass threat that will keep any defense on its toes. Senior quarterback Zach Zweizig, an NCAA Division I prospect, has completed 55 of 97 passes (56 percent) for 767 yards, with 10 touchdowns and four interceptions. “Their quarterback is very good. He’s very accurate, very strong and very fast,” Lyons said. Complementing Zweizig in the backfield is junior running back Rodney Gillin, who has rushed for 1,704 yards and 27 touchdowns through 11 games. It’s a potent combination that helped the Bulldogs score 448 points this season. “For me, their running game worries me more,” said CV running back Kevin Snyder, who rotates between safety and line-

backer on defense. “That guy can run with power, and he’s got some speed. We have to be gap sound and have everybody flowing to the football. “They have a really good running back and quarterback, so we’ll really have to contain those two.” A point of concern for Wilson is Zweizig’s throwing shoulder. The senior dislocated it against Reading on Sept. 17 and missed four full games. “The kid we put in his place did a nice job, but he didn’t have the experience and wasn’t reading coverages well,” Dahms said. “Zach started for two-and-a-half years, and he reads coverages better.” CV has struggled against accurate quarterbacks this season. Most recently, Spring Grove senior Neal Grudi threw for 225 yards last week but was intercepted three times. “We’re very good up front, but through the air is probably where (Wilson is) the most dangerous,” Lyons said. “As long as we stay in our coverages and recognize the formations, we’ll shut them down.” Turnovers and penalties could be the hidden key in a game between two evenly matched teams. Last week, CV failed to pull away because of three turnovers and six penalties. The Eagles know that if they do that again, it’ll be a long, quiet bus ride back from Berks County. “I think that was just the firstround stuff in the playoffs. Maybe jitters to start out, but we’re going to try and get more focused this week,” said Snyder, who joins Jeremy DiPietro and Dan Flynn to form a potent three-headed rush-

ing attack for CV. “I think that could have been a focus problem. We’ll have everyone more on task and focused this week.” With a game of this magnitude on the horizon, it’s unlikely that either team lost focus during the week. The last two games in this series have been intense: To go along with the physical play, harsh words were exchanged the last two years. It’s a typical rivalry that wasn’t born in division play. These two have only found each other because of the success each program has enjoyed. And, because a regular-season meeting is rare, the stakes are always high when CV battles Wilson on the football field. “We see each other a lot,” Dahms said. “It’s a district rivalry.” “It’s a good rivalry,” Snyder said. “We don’t like them, and they don’t like us, just like any good rivalry. It’s going to be a tough, hard game.” And if either team is too excited for this one, early mistakes could result in the end of a season. Remember, in its two losses, CV trailed early. The Eagles were down to McDevitt, 14-0, in the first quarter and lagged behind Harrisburg, 21-0, late in the second quarter. In each instance, CV eventually pulled even before falling. “We have to play tough that first quarter,” Rimpfel said. “We know they’ll be sky high.” “There’s hype around this game every time we play Wilson,” Lyons said. “We have to stay under control, control our emotion and not get personal fouls or anything like that.”

Pennsylvania Football News state rankings Class AAAA Team (District) Record 1. LaSalle College (12) 10-1 2. North Penn (1) 10-1 3. Wilson (3) 11-0 4. Pittsburgh Central Catholic (7) 11-0 5. North Hills (7) 10-1 6. Easton (11) 10-1 7. Neshaminy (1) 10-1 8. Dallastown (3) 11-0 9. Council Rock South (1) 10-1 10. West Chester Henderson (1) 8-3 Dropped out: Mount Lebanon (7), Ridley (1).

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Class AAA Team (District) Record 1. Allentown Central Catholic (11) 11-0 2. Archbishop Wood (12) 11-0 3. Abington Heights (2) 11-0 4. Thomas Jefferson (7) 10-1 5. Montour (7) 11-0 6. Bishop McDevitt (3) 9-2 7. Mars (7) 10-1 8. Grove City (10) 10-0 9. Greencastle-Antrim (3) 11-0 10. Clearfield (9) 11-0 Dropped out: Cardinal O’Hara (12), Dallas (2).

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Team (District) 1. Aliquippa (7) 2. North Schuylkill (11) 3. Tyrone (6) 4. Lancaster Catholic (3) 5. Northern Lehigh (11) 6. Lewisburg (4) 7. Danville (4) 8. South Fayette (7) 9. West Catholic (12) 10. Trinity (3) Dropped out: Littlestown (3).

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Class A Team (District) Record 1. Clairton (7) 11-0 2. Rochester (7) 11-0 3. Riverside (2) 10-1 4. Mercyhurst Prep (10) 11-0 5. Southern Columbia (4) 9-2 6. Springdale (7) 10-1 7. Sharpsville (10) 10-1 8. Holy Name (3) 9-1 9. Farrell (10) 10-1 10. Line Mountain (4) 10-1 Dropped out: Bellwood-Antis (6), Monessen (7).

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18 touchdown passes put him in a second-place tie with Mechanicsburg’s James Rusenko, behind Trinity’s Patrick Dill, who Trinity averages 42.7 points per game. “Our running game is the major thing,” leads the area with 19. In all, White accounted for 2,207 yards of said Ragni, who will lean heavily on sophomore Adam Geiger (999 rushing yards) and total offense in his senior year. junior Jack Miller (887) as the weather beUgly ending comes a factor late in the year. “Taking care of the ball is our primary concern. The team Big Spring and Boiling Springs both made that wins the turnover battle will win the the district playoffs, but neither team fingame.” ished on a high note. Friday night was the first time TrinCombined, the two clubs ended the seaity won a playoff game since 2007, when it son 0-6, and neither scored more than 13 lost the 3-AA final to sixth-seeded Delone points in any of those six games. Catholic. Boiling Springs, after winning seven The win against Boiling Springs snapped straight, lost its final three games by a coma three-game playoff losing streak and po- bined score of 110-7, including back-tositioned the Shamrocks to reach the district back shutouts at the hands of rival Trinity. final for the third time in program history. Big Spring limped into its first appearance But first the Shamrocks must find a way in the football playoffs and ended the year to dispatch an old rival. being outscored 103-26. “Like we always said, it’s about us and The Bulldogs and Bubblers were also the our execution,” Ragni said. “We know what only area teams that qualified for the playthey can do, it’s about how we handle it and offs but were outscored for the season. take care of our business. We think we can Quick hits get the kids in the right places. They just have to execute.” • Three players scored their first touchdowns in Week 11. Trinity defensive end DiPietro hits 1,000 Cameron Lipnicky fell on a fumble late in On Friday night, Cumberland Valley ju- the first quarter of the Shamrocks’ 42-0 nior running back Jeremy DiPietro became blowout of Boiling Springs in the District 3 the area’s third player to rush for 1,000 Class AA quarterfinals for his first touchyards this season. down, and West Perry teammates Aaron DiPietro torched Spring Grove for a sea- Rahn and Ryan Olzewski scored on runs son-high 195 yards in the Eagles’ 35-21 Dis- of 17 yards and 1 yard, respectively, as the trict 3 Class AAAA first-round win. Mustangs thumped Perry County rival DiPietro has 1,012 rushing yards heading Susquenita, 63-14. into tonight’s quarterfinal game at Wilson. • Speaking of West Perry, those 63 points were the most the Mustangs have scored in White is the top Panther a game since the 1999 team, which finished East Pennsboro senior quarterback Kelvin 10-2, hung 69 on James Buchanan. • Big Spring senior fullback Colby WhitWhite passed junior running back Kevin Stago for the team lead in scoring and rushing ten came up 59 yards shy of rushing for in the Panthers’ 53-37 loss to Conrad Weiser 1,000 this year. • Trinity sophomore running back Adam in the District 3 Class AAA opening round. White scored one touchdown and a pair of Geiger needs 1 rushing yard tonight against 2-point conversions against the Scouts to Bermudian Springs to reach 1,000 in his finish with 60 points, six better than Stago. first year at Trinity. • Area teams were 2-5 in the first weekend White also rushed for a season-high 159 yards and closed the year with 697 yards on of postseason play. That might be a bad record, but it is better than the one posted the ground. Stago added 650. White completed 103 of 183 passes for last season, when teams in the coverage 1,510 yards, good for third in the area. His area went 1-6 in the opening round.

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CV • Continued from D2

D3 playoffs glance

CV and Wilson have won a combined 13 District 3-AAAA titles — the Eagles own nine, Wilson four — and are the two most successful programs in the district in terms of playoff appearances. CV has been to the postseason 21 times, one more than Wilson. “We do have plenty of history,” Wilson coach Doug Dahms said. “We know them, and they know us well. I think our kids respect their program, and they respect ours. “Last year they pulled one out on us on the last play of the game. More power to them, but we’ll try to use that a little bit as a building block. Some of our kids started on last year’s team, and most of them were on the team.” What happened in last year’s semifinal game, which was played in strong winds the day after Thanksgiving, is still fresh in many minds. The game was tied, 21-21, and CV had the ball near midfield with under a minute to play in regulation. Instead of being conservative and playing for overtime, Rimpfel elected to try and win the game, which is exactly what the Eagles did. Quarterback Eric Sawyer found speedy wide receiver Trevor Harman over the middle for a 48-yard touchdown with a mere six seconds to play. It was a brutal way to end the season for Wilson, which had hopes of winning back-to-back district titles. “Understand, we weren’t lucky last year,” Rimpfel said. “That play at the end was a big play, but we

All games begin Friday at 7 p.m. unless noted Seeds, records in parenthesis Class AAAA First Round Dallastown 28, Conestoga Valley 14 Red Lion 14, McCaskey 13 Harrisburg 75, Penn Manor 28 Daniel Boone 34, Cedar Cliff 16 Wilson 48, Manheim Twp. 21 Cumberland Valley 35, Spring Grove 21 Governor Mifflin 42, William Penn 6 Central Dauphin 42, Warwick 6 Quarterfinals Red Lion (8, 8-3) at Dallastown (1, 11-0) Daniel Boone (5, 10-1) at Harrisburg (4, 9-2), Saturday, 1 Cumberland Valley (7, 9-2) at Wilson (2, 11-0) Central Dauphin (6, 9-2) at Governor Mifflin (3, 9-2) —— Class AAA First Round Greencastle-Antrim 42, Hamburg 6 Conrad Weiser 53, East Pennsboro 37 Cocalico 28, West York 21 Susquehanna Twp. 53, Gettysburg 14 Lampeter-Strasburg 41, Big Spring 13 Manheim Central 64, Dover 14

moved the football on them and played good defense. We didn’t get any cheap touchdowns. I felt we earned that victory. “It’s not like a gift was given and they want it back. They have to fight for it.” The undefeated and secondseeded Bulldogs (11-0) are always full of fight, especially when it comes to playing CV (9-2). Wilson ripped through Section I of the Lancaster-Lebanon League with ease, yet Rimpfel doesn’t think the Bulldogs got fat feasting on cupcakes. “They’re not the biggest team we’ve faced, but they’re put together,” Rimpfel said. “They’re a very confident group of players. “The other thing that strikes me is they aren’t as big as last year, but they’re quicker.” Rimpfel compared the Bulldogs to one of the teams that beat CV

Bishop McDevitt 45, Kennard-Dale 24 Hershey 15, Shippensburg 6 Quarterfinals Conrad Weiser (8, 8-3) at Greencastle-Antrim (1, 11-0) Cocalico (13, 6-5) at Susquehanna Twp. (5, 9-2) Manheim Central (7, 8-3) at Lampeter-Strasburg (2, 10-1) Hershey (11, 7-4) vs. Bishop McDevitt (3, 9-2) at Landis Field, Harrisburg —— Class AA Quarterfinals Lancaster Catholic 56, Schuylkill Valley 21 Wyomissing 28, Delone Catholic 21 Bermudian Springs 37, Littlestown 0 Trinity 42, Boiling Springs 0 Semfinals Wyomissing (5, 8-3) at Lancaster Catholic (1, 11-0) Bermudian Springs (7, 8-3) at Trinity (3, 10-1) —— Class A Quarterfinals Steelton-Highspire 41, Columbia 32 Semifinals Steelton-Highspire (4, 7-4) at Holy Name (1, 9-1) Millersburg (3, 7-3) at York Catholic (2, 7-3)

this year — Bishop McDevitt. Like the Crusaders, Wilson has a run-pass threat that will keep any defense on its toes. Senior quarterback Zach Zweizig, an NCAA Division I prospect, has completed 55 of 97 passes (56 percent) for 767 yards, with 10 touchdowns and four interceptions. “Their quarterback is very good. He’s very accurate, very strong and very fast,” Lyons said. Complementing Zweizig in the backfield is junior running back Rodney Gillin, who has rushed for 1,704 yards and 27 touchdowns through 11 games. It’s a potent combination that helped the Bulldogs score 448 points this season. “For me, their running game worries me more,” said CV running back Kevin Snyder, who rotates between safety and line-

backer on defense. “That guy can run with power, and he’s got some speed. We have to be gap sound and have everybody flowing to the football. “They have a really good running back and quarterback, so we’ll really have to contain those two.” A point of concern for Wilson is Zweizig’s throwing shoulder. The senior dislocated it against Reading on Sept. 17 and missed four full games. “The kid we put in his place did a nice job, but he didn’t have the experience and wasn’t reading coverages well,” Dahms said. “Zach started for two-and-a-half years, and he reads coverages better.” CV has struggled against accurate quarterbacks this season. Most recently, Spring Grove senior Neal Grudi threw for 225 yards last week but was intercepted three times. “We’re very good up front, but through the air is probably where (Wilson is) the most dangerous,” Lyons said. “As long as we stay in our coverages and recognize the formations, we’ll shut them down.” Turnovers and penalties could be the hidden key in a game between two evenly matched teams. Last week, CV failed to pull away because of three turnovers and six penalties. The Eagles know that if they do that again, it’ll be a long, quiet bus ride back from Berks County. “I think that was just the firstround stuff in the playoffs. Maybe jitters to start out, but we’re going to try and get more focused this week,” said Snyder, who joins Jeremy DiPietro and Dan Flynn to form a potent three-headed rush-

ing attack for CV. “I think that could have been a focus problem. We’ll have everyone more on task and focused this week.” With a game of this magnitude on the horizon, it’s unlikely that either team lost focus during the week. The last two games in this series have been intense: To go along with the physical play, harsh words were exchanged the last two years. It’s a typical rivalry that wasn’t born in division play. These two have only found each other because of the success each program has enjoyed. And, because a regular-season meeting is rare, the stakes are always high when CV battles Wilson on the football field. “We see each other a lot,” Dahms said. “It’s a district rivalry.” “It’s a good rivalry,” Snyder said. “We don’t like them, and they don’t like us, just like any good rivalry. It’s going to be a tough, hard game.” And if either team is too excited for this one, early mistakes could result in the end of a season. Remember, in its two losses, CV trailed early. The Eagles were down to McDevitt, 14-0, in the first quarter and lagged behind Harrisburg, 21-0, late in the second quarter. In each instance, CV eventually pulled even before falling. “We have to play tough that first quarter,” Rimpfel said. “We know they’ll be sky high.” “There’s hype around this game every time we play Wilson,” Lyons said. “We have to stay under control, control our emotion and not get personal fouls or anything like that.”

Pennsylvania Football News state rankings Class AAAA Team (District) Record 1. LaSalle College (12) 10-1 2. North Penn (1) 10-1 3. Wilson (3) 11-0 4. Pittsburgh Central Catholic (7) 11-0 5. North Hills (7) 10-1 6. Easton (11) 10-1 7. Neshaminy (1) 10-1 8. Dallastown (3) 11-0 9. Council Rock South (1) 10-1 10. West Chester Henderson (1) 8-3 Dropped out: Mount Lebanon (7), Ridley (1).

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Class AAA Team (District) Record 1. Allentown Central Catholic (11) 11-0 2. Archbishop Wood (12) 11-0 3. Abington Heights (2) 11-0 4. Thomas Jefferson (7) 10-1 5. Montour (7) 11-0 6. Bishop McDevitt (3) 9-2 7. Mars (7) 10-1 8. Grove City (10) 10-0 9. Greencastle-Antrim (3) 11-0 10. Clearfield (9) 11-0 Dropped out: Cardinal O’Hara (12), Dallas (2).

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Team (District) 1. Aliquippa (7) 2. North Schuylkill (11) 3. Tyrone (6) 4. Lancaster Catholic (3) 5. Northern Lehigh (11) 6. Lewisburg (4) 7. Danville (4) 8. South Fayette (7) 9. West Catholic (12) 10. Trinity (3) Dropped out: Littlestown (3).

Class AA Record 11-0 11-0 11-0 11-0 11-0 11-0 11-0 11-0 9-2 10-1

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Class A Team (District) Record 1. Clairton (7) 11-0 2. Rochester (7) 11-0 3. Riverside (2) 10-1 4. Mercyhurst Prep (10) 11-0 5. Southern Columbia (4) 9-2 6. Springdale (7) 10-1 7. Sharpsville (10) 10-1 8. Holy Name (3) 9-1 9. Farrell (10) 10-1 10. Line Mountain (4) 10-1 Dropped out: Bellwood-Antis (6), Monessen (7).

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18 touchdown passes put him in a second-place tie with Mechanicsburg’s James Rusenko, behind Trinity’s Patrick Dill, who Trinity averages 42.7 points per game. “Our running game is the major thing,” leads the area with 19. In all, White accounted for 2,207 yards of said Ragni, who will lean heavily on sophomore Adam Geiger (999 rushing yards) and total offense in his senior year. junior Jack Miller (887) as the weather beUgly ending comes a factor late in the year. “Taking care of the ball is our primary concern. The team Big Spring and Boiling Springs both made that wins the turnover battle will win the the district playoffs, but neither team fingame.” ished on a high note. Friday night was the first time TrinCombined, the two clubs ended the seaity won a playoff game since 2007, when it son 0-6, and neither scored more than 13 lost the 3-AA final to sixth-seeded Delone points in any of those six games. Catholic. Boiling Springs, after winning seven The win against Boiling Springs snapped straight, lost its final three games by a coma three-game playoff losing streak and po- bined score of 110-7, including back-tositioned the Shamrocks to reach the district back shutouts at the hands of rival Trinity. final for the third time in program history. Big Spring limped into its first appearance But first the Shamrocks must find a way in the football playoffs and ended the year to dispatch an old rival. being outscored 103-26. “Like we always said, it’s about us and The Bulldogs and Bubblers were also the our execution,” Ragni said. “We know what only area teams that qualified for the playthey can do, it’s about how we handle it and offs but were outscored for the season. take care of our business. We think we can Quick hits get the kids in the right places. They just have to execute.” • Three players scored their first touchdowns in Week 11. Trinity defensive end DiPietro hits 1,000 Cameron Lipnicky fell on a fumble late in On Friday night, Cumberland Valley ju- the first quarter of the Shamrocks’ 42-0 nior running back Jeremy DiPietro became blowout of Boiling Springs in the District 3 the area’s third player to rush for 1,000 Class AA quarterfinals for his first touchyards this season. down, and West Perry teammates Aaron DiPietro torched Spring Grove for a sea- Rahn and Ryan Olzewski scored on runs son-high 195 yards in the Eagles’ 35-21 Dis- of 17 yards and 1 yard, respectively, as the trict 3 Class AAAA first-round win. Mustangs thumped Perry County rival DiPietro has 1,012 rushing yards heading Susquenita, 63-14. into tonight’s quarterfinal game at Wilson. • Speaking of West Perry, those 63 points were the most the Mustangs have scored in White is the top Panther a game since the 1999 team, which finished East Pennsboro senior quarterback Kelvin 10-2, hung 69 on James Buchanan. • Big Spring senior fullback Colby WhitWhite passed junior running back Kevin Stago for the team lead in scoring and rushing ten came up 59 yards shy of rushing for in the Panthers’ 53-37 loss to Conrad Weiser 1,000 this year. • Trinity sophomore running back Adam in the District 3 Class AAA opening round. White scored one touchdown and a pair of Geiger needs 1 rushing yard tonight against 2-point conversions against the Scouts to Bermudian Springs to reach 1,000 in his finish with 60 points, six better than Stago. first year at Trinity. • Area teams were 2-5 in the first weekend White also rushed for a season-high 159 yards and closed the year with 697 yards on of postseason play. That might be a bad record, but it is better than the one posted the ground. Stago added 650. White completed 103 of 183 passes for last season, when teams in the coverage 1,510 yards, good for third in the area. His area went 1-6 in the opening round.

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Ohio State at Iowa This was supposed to be the game of the year in the Big Ten … until Iowa lost at Northwestern last week. Now, the Hawkeyes are 4–2 in league play, one game behind Ohio State, Wisconsin and Michigan State. Ohio State needs some help, but the Buckeyes are still in the hunt for a return trip to the Rose Bowl. Ohio State 24, Iowa 17 Virginia Tech at Miami Miami true freshman quarterback Stephen Morris (2–0 as a starter) has played well in relief of the injured Jacory Harris, but he has yet to face a defense as strong as Virginia Tech’s. The Hokies have held each of their last five opponents to 21 points or less. Virginia Tech 21, Miami 14

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Ducks get a major scare from Cal in Berkeley. Broncos roll Idaho to win the Gem State showdown. Frogs defense struggles in 40–35 win over SDSU. Newton drama continues, but Tigers keep on winning. Cardinal good, not great in win at Arizona State. Tigers maul UL-Monroe in non-conference win. Badgers drop 83 points on defenseless Indiana. Bucks surge past Penn State with 35 straight points. Huskers handle Kansas with relative ease. Tide defense shuts down one-dimensional Bulldogs. Hogs’ offense goes wild in big win over UTEP. Pokes remain in control of the Big 12 South race. Spartans rest up for final push in the Big Ten. Hokies have won eight straight since JMU debacle. Gabbert throws and runs Tigers past Kansas State. Sooners get back on track with big win vs. Tech. Gamecocks wrap up SEC East in Gainesville. Hawkeyes’ Big Ten title hopes take a big hit. Canes top Jackets in battle of the backup QBs. Surging Aggies rally for a big win over Baylor. Big plays doom the Bulldogs in Tuscaloosa. Trojans complete sweep of the Arizona schools. Wolf Pack have one more tune-up before Boise. Wildcats have lost two of the past three at home. Wolverines still have to play Wisconsin, Ohio State.

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Caps • Continued from D5 Trinity notes: winning streak has grown to 10 games. ... enters tonight with four shutouts and has held seven teams to single digits. ... after Week 1 loss, did not allow another team to score more than 13 points. ... Dill has completed 98 of 167 passes for 1,768 yards, 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions. The junior threw for at least 100 yards nine times. ... Geiger leads the team with 999 rushing yards, and Miller is second with 887. ... Miller is second in the area in terms of points scored with 138 on 23 touchdowns. ... Lenz is fifth in the area with 450 receiving yards on 25 catches. ... 5-1 mark against teams with a winning record. ... broke a three-game losing streak in the playoffs with victory over Boiling Springs on Friday. ... has played for only two 3-AA titles in program history. ... outright champion of the Mid-Penn Capital Division with an 8-0 record. Breakdown: Bermudian Springs is the surprise team of the bracket, but the Eagles aren’t to be taken lightly. Defoe’s team enjoys bashing its opponents into oblivion by using the groundbased Wing-T attack. The Shamrocks have seen offenses like this before, so putting the brakes on Bermudian shouldn’t be too much to ask.

The hidden key might be how physical these Eagles are and whether Trinity will be able to withstand 48 minutes of bashing if the starters are asked to go that far. Ragni’s starters have rarely been in after the third quarter, and if the game is close, Bermudian could have an edge. That said, Trinity doesn’t have to worry much about its opponent’s passing game, so loading the box will be the theme of the night. A onedimensional attack won’t be enough to beat the Shamrocks. Prediction: Trinity, 28-7. _____

Wyomissing (5, 8-3) at Lancaster Catholic (1, 11-0)

Site: Rossmere Stadium, Lancaster Time: Tonight, 7 p.m. Coaches: Wyomissing — Bob Wolfrum (24th year, 215-63-1); Lancaster Catholic — Bruce Harbach (9th year, 89-23). Last meeting: Lancaster Catholic, 45-7, in 2008 District 3-AA semifinals. What’s at stake: Winner advances to 3-AA final to meet either Bermudian Springs (7, 8-3) or Trinity (3, 10-1) at Hersheypark Stadium next Friday at 7 p.m. Loser is eliminated. How they got here: Wyomissing defeated No. 4 Delone Catholic, 28-21, in quarterfinals;

Lancaster Catholic defeated No. 8 Schuylkill Valley, 56-21, in quarterfinals. Key players: Wyomissing — Grayson Helm, jr., QB; Tyler Rank, sr., FB-LB; Derek Nally, sr., HB-CB; Joseph Cacchione, soph., WR-DB; Skyler Lash, sr., OT-DT. Lancaster Catholic — John Roda, sr., QB; Roman Clay, soph., RBLB; Brandon Hollister, jr., RB-LB; Greg Kirchner, sr., WR-DB. Wyomissing notes: split its last four games after starting the season 6-1. ... explosive offense averages 33.3 points per game, but pedestrian defense allows 21.1. ... teams have scored at least 21 points on Spartans five times. ... went 3-3 against teams with winning records. ... finished 2-3 against teams that qualified for the playoffs. ... Helm has completed 63 of 130 passes for 1,053 yards with 14 touchdowns and eight interceptions. ... Rank leads the team with 1,019 rushing yards. ... leading receiver is Cacchione with 436 yards. ... team finished third in Inter-County League Section II with a 5-2 record. ... last distrct-final appearance was in 2006 when it won the title over Lancaster Catholic, 28-24. Lancaster Catholic notes: defending 3-AA and PIAA champion. ... winners of 24 games in a row — last loss was against Manheim Central

on Sept. 18, 2009. ... defeated two Class AAAA teams and two Class AAA teams this year. ... held eight opponents to seven points or less and pitched three shutouts. ... averages 42.2 points per game and 8.5 against. ... scored at least 35 points in all but one game this year. ... Roda has completed 102 of 152 passes for 1,690 yards, with 22 touchdowns and five interceptions. ... Clay leads the team with 1,450 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns. Hollister is second with 889 yards and 17 scores. ... top receiving threat is Kirchner, with 471 yards and seven touchdowns. ... team is undefeated champion of Lancaster-Lebanon Section III. Breakdown: The brightest red flag of them all is Wyomissing’s defense. That hasn’t been a strength for the Spartans this year, and the unit is likely to be exposed by a dangerous Lancaster Catholic offfense. For Wyomissing to hang around, it has to generate a ground game and keep the defending district and state champion’s offense off the field. Lancaster Catholic lost a few starters from last year’s team, but Harbach hasn’t allowed this group to miss a beat. Unless the Crusaders implode with turnovers and penalties, they’ll find their way to Hershey for a chance at three-straight district titles.

Prediction: Lancaster Catholic, 34-14. _____ Picking the rest Class AAAA Red Lion 31, Dallastown 20 — This time, the Lions pull away and send top-seeded Wilcats home. Harrisburg 48, Daniel Boone 22 — Blazers keep pace early, but Cougars are just too strong. Class AAA Conrad Weiser 28, Greencastle-Antrim 20 — Blue Devils haven’t seen a team with this much speed and athleticism. Susquehanna Twp. 34, Cocalico 17 — Eagles are hot; Tribe is clicking on all cylinders. Manheim Central 29, Lampeter-Strasburg 23 — Barons get revenge after gutwrenching loss early this season. Bishop McDevitt 42, Hershey 14 — Another yawner for powerful Crusaders. Class A Holy Name 44, Steelton-Highspire 26 — Blue Jays win a track meet; head to first district final since 2005. York Catholic 13, Millersburg 12 — Indians want a shot to defend their title; come up short. —Travis L. Pickens

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two shutouts. ... averages 35.6 points per game. ... Schmidt, who has five sacks on defense, leads the team with 1,214 yards and 17 touchdowns. ... Nye has 581 rushing yards and eight scores. ... Nye is also the leading receiver with 342 yards. ... attempted only 66 passes this year between two quarterbacks. ... finished in a three-way tie for first place with Pottsville and Daniel Boone in the Inter-County Legue Section I. All three teams were 6-1. Breakdown: If Central Dauphin hopes to break its string of losses in the quarterfinal round, it’s going to need to figure out a way to stop Governor Mifflin’s Veer offense. The Mustangs are very efficient at running the ball and wearing down their opposition. This program has come to life recently with trips to the 3-AAAA final in 2006 and 2007 and an appearance in the semifinals a year later. That’s the type of consistency the Rams seek at the district level. Central Dauphin has an experienced line but young skill players. Governor Mifflin, which has a real shot at being the surprise district champion, will take advantage of its opponent’s youth. Prediction: Governor Mifflin, 27-13. _____

Cumberland Valley (Seed 7, 9-2) at Wilson (2, 11-0) Site: Gurski Stadium, West Lawn Time: Tonight, 7 p.m. Coaches: Cumberland Valley — Tim Rimpfel (22nd year, 285-93-3); Wilson — Doug Dahms (5th year, 56-9). Last meeting: Cumberland Valley, 28-21, last year in District 3-AAAA semifinals. What’s at stake: Winner advances to 3-AAAA semifinals to meet either Central Dauphin (6, 9-2) or Governor Mifflin (3, 9-2) next weekend. Loser is eliminated. How they got here: Cumberland Valley defeated No. 10 Spring Grove, 35-21, in first round; Wilson defeated No. 15 Manheim Twp., 48-21, in first round. Key players: Cumberland Valley — Eric Sawyer, sr., QB; Kevin Snyder, sr., RB-SS-LB; Jeremy DiPietro, jr., RBDB; Dan Flynn, sr., FB-LB; Colton Kirkpatrick, sr., TE-LB; Barry Lyons, sr., TE-DE; Kyle Friend, jr., T-DT. Wilson — Zach Zweizig, sr., QB; Rodney Gillin, jr., RB-DB; Julian Carabello, sr., WR-LB; Connor Mathias, sr., WR-DB; Cody Simcox, sr., TE-LB. Cumberland Valley notes: defending 3-AAAA champion. ... scored at least 30 points in all but two games this year and lost both. ... averages 35.7 points per game, which is second-best in the area, and 15.8 against, good for third. ... Snyder, who has 704 yards on 108 carries and 63 total tackles, will continue his football career at Rutgers as a linebacker. ... DiPietro leads the team with 1,012 rushing yards on 83 carries. The junior’s yards are second-most in the area. ... Flynn, who leads the team with 104 total tackles, has 790 rushing yards. ... Sawyer has completed 55 of 114 passes, with five touchdowns and three interceptions. The senior hasn’t thrown a pick since Week 3 against Bishop McDevitt. ... Kirkpatrick is top receiving threat. ... Eagles hoping to win 10th 3-AAAA title and be the first repeat winner since Bishop McDevitt in 2004-05. ... 4-1 record on the road this year. ... opponents had a cumulative record of 61-55. ... team won its last two road playoff games (at Central Dauphin and at Wilson last year) and hasn’t lost a true postseason road game since 2005 at Hempfield. ... finished second in Mid-Penn Commonwealth Division behind Harrisburg with a 5-1 record. Wilson notes: four-time District 3-AAAA champion. ... last loss was in the final seconds to Cumberland Valley in 2009 semifinals. ... has suffered three-straight hardto-swallow postseason defeats — 2007 lost in overtime to Harrisburg in district semifinals; 2008 lost in triple overtime to Bethel Park in state semifinals and lost to CV with six seconds to play last year in district semifinals. ... outscored opponents 322-55 in first half. ... went 4-0 against teams with winning records. ... opponents have a combined record of 53-64. ... Zweizig, who missed four games with a dislocated throwing shoulder, has completed 55 of 97 passes for 767 yards, 10 touchdowns and four interceptions. ... Gillin leads the team with 1,704 yards and 27 touchdowns. ... Carabello paces the Bulldogs with 504 receiving yards. ... Simcox and Matt Tietbohl are the team’s leading tacklers with 53 each. ... posted four shutouts this year and allowed an average of 10 points against per game. ... offense scored an average of 40.7 points per game and scored at least 34 points in eight of 11 games. ... finished

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Bermudian Springs (7, 8-3) at Trinity (3, 10-1) Matthew O’Haren/Special to The Sentinel

Cumberland Valley junior running back Jeremy DiPietro broke the 1,000-yard barrier in rushing last week with 195 yards against Spring Grove. CV travels to Gurski Stadium tonight to face Wilson at 7 p.m. in the D3-AAAA quarterfinals. first in Section I of Lancaster-Lebanon League. Breakdown: Wilson might be in for more of a fight than it expects. The Bulldogs have the better record and the more impressive stats, but it’s CV that played the more difficult schedule. At this time of year, that’s important. Sure, Wilson played Governor Mifflin and Manheim Central, but that was in the first two weeks of the season. Since then, this team has been on cruise control. That might not help the Bulldogs if this thing is close late. Zweizig will give CV’s defense headaches, and the Bulldogs are going to score, but we believe CV’s ground attack — behind DiPietro, Flynn and Snyder — will control the ball and find the end zone more often. Prediction: Cumberland Valley, 24-14. _____

Central Dauphin (6, 9-2) at Governor Mifflin (3, 9-2) Site: Governor Mifflin Stadium, Shillington Time: Tonight, 7 p.m. Coaches: Central Dauphin — Glen McNamee (5th year, 42-16); Governor Mifflin — Mick Vecchio (20th year, 125-97-1). Last meeting: Governor Mifflin, 31-28, in 2008 District 3-AAAA quarterfinals. What’s at stake: Winner advances to 3-AAAA semifinals to meet either Cumberland Valley (7, 9-2) or Wilson (2, 11-0) next weekend. Loser is eliminated. How they got here: Central Dauphin defeated No. 11

Warwick, 42-7, in first round; Governor Mifflin defeated No. 14 York William Penn, 42-6, in first round. Key players: Central Dauphin — Brandon LaVia, soph., QB; Zayd Issah, soph., RB-LB; Jon Schnaars, sr., WR; Matt Kirchner, sr., LB; Kemji Rajis, sr., LB. Governor Mifflin — Vincent Garipoli, sr., QB-S; Zach Schmidt, sr., RB-LB; Derek Nye, jr., RB-DB; Darren Namiani, sr., LB; Dakota Strunk, sr., OL-DL. Central Dauphin notes: riding a four-game winning streak. ... following mid-season shutout loss to Harrisburg, outscored next four opponents, 168-44. ... losses are to Cumberland Valley (by 13) and Harrisburg (by 28). ... went 3-2 against teams with winning records. ... held five teams to seven points or less. ... LaVia completed 95 of 165 passes for 1,424 yards with 14 touchdowns and six interceptions. ... Issah leads the team with 1,441 yards on 206 carries with 19 touchdowns. ... Schnaars is the team’s leading receiver with 876 yards and 10 touchdowns. ... Kirchner paces the defense with 102 total tackles. ... lost in the 3-AAAA quarterfinals the last four years and hasn’t won more than one playoff game since 2002, when it won the district title. ... finished third in the Mid-Penn Commonwealth Division with a 4-2 record. Governor Mifflin notes: comes in on a five-game winning streak. ... only losses are to two teams with a combined record of 20-2. ... fell to Wilson, 21-14, in Week 1 and Pottsville, 35-28, in Week 6. ... pounded Daniel Boone, 42-0. ... played four Class AAAA opponents and six Class AAA teams during the regular season. ... averages 11.0 points against per game and held six teams to single digits, with

Site: COBO Field, Camp Hill Time: Tonight, 7 p.m. Coaches: Bermudian Springs — Jon Defoe (12th year, 73-51); Trinity — Bill Ragni (2nd year, 17-5). Last meeting: Trinity, 22-13, in 2003. What’s at stake: Winner advances to 3-AA final to meet either Wyomissing (5, 8-3) or Lancaster Catholic (1, 11-0) at Hersheypark Stadium next Friday at 7 p.m. Loser is eliminated. How they got here: Bermudian Springs defeated No. 2 Littlestown, 37-0, in quarterfinals; Trinity defeated No. 6 Boiling Springs, 42-0, in quarterfinals. Key players: Bermudian Springs — Michael Thoman, sr., QB-DB; Tyler Fitzkee, jr., RB-LB; Austin Keller, sr., FB-LB; Austin Brumfield, sr., RB-DB; Nolan Spahr, sr., WR-DB; Matthew Wolf, sr., OL-DT. Trinity — Patrick Dill, jr., QB; Jack Miller, jr., HB-DB; Adam Geiger, soph., RB; Chris Lenz, jr., WRDB; Logan Houck, sr., WR-RB-DB; Colin Rigney, sr., G-LB. Bermudian Springs notes: won three of its last four games. ... lost to Littlestown, 43-23, on Oct. 29 before beating the Bolts, 37-0, two weeks later in 3-AA quarterfinals. ... 3-2 record against teams with winning records. ... defeated Northern, 24-7, in Week 1. ... runs the Wing-T and averages 29.6 points per game. ... allows an average of 16.2 points against with two shutouts. ... operates out of the 4-4 on defense. ... Fitzkee leads the team with 1,247 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns. Keller is a close second with 1,198 yards and 13 touchdowns. ... Fitzkee also has a team-best 102 total tackles. .. Thoman has completed 57 of 120 passes for 840 yards, 11 touchdowns and seven interceptions. ... Spahr is the team’s leading receiver with 305 yards and four touchdowns. ... three-time 3-AA champion but hasn’t won the title since 1998, which was also the last season the program made the championship game and the last time the team won a playoff game before Friday. ... finished fourth in YAIAA Section III with 5-4 record.

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Notebook

Former division rival awaits Trinity By Travis L. Pickens Assistant Sports Editor tpickens@cumberlink.com

Indiana to cash in at FedEx Field

PSU faces a shortage of running backs Saturday thanks to injury, law issues. ■■

letic Association following the 2003 season, is led by two 1,000-yard rushers. Junior running back Tyler Fitzkee has 1,247 rushing yards with 15 touchdowns, and senior fullback Austin Keller has added 1,198 yards and 13 scores. The Eagles attempted only 123 passes through 11 games. “They run the Wing-T and execute the (heck) out of it,” Ragni said. “They started running it seven years ago, and they’ve added things and gotten a lot better with it.” Trinity, which switched to the Spread offense in the offseason, is no stranger to facing, and shutting down, Wing-T opponents. The Shamrocks have yet to surrender 100 points — the defense is at 90 with back-toback shutouts against the Bubblers — and haven’t allowed a team to score more than 13 points since Week 1. Ragni knew it was vital that his defense play at a high level until the offense could find its footing in the Spread. That didn’t take long. After struggling against Lancaster Catholic in Week 1, the Shamrocks scored at least 40 points in eight of their next 10 games.

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By Rich Scarcella McClatchy-Tribune

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Trinity and senior running back Patrick Devlin welcome former Mid-Penn Conference rival Bermudian Springs to COBO Field tonight.

Final Mid-Penn Glance Chambersburg Carlisle Team x-Susquehanna Twp. Bishop McDevitt Cedar Cliff Hershey

1-5 0-6

2-8 3-7

—— Keystone Division Overall 6-0 8-2 5-1 8-2 4-2 7-3 3-3 6-4

Red Land Lower Dauphin Mechanicsburg Team x-Greencastle-Antrim Shippensburg Gettysburg

2-4 1-5 0-6

2-8 1-9 1-9

—— Colonial Division Overall 7-0 10-0 5-2 8-2 5-2 6-4

Northern Big Spring West Perry Waynesboro James Buchanan Team x-Trinity

4-3 3-4 3-4 1-6 0-7

5-5 5-5 3-7 1-9 1-9

—— Capital Division Overall 8-0 9-1

East Pennsboro 6-2 Boiling Springs 6-2 Steelton-Highspire 5-3 Palmyra 4-4 Middletown 4-4 Milton Hershey 2-6 Susquenita 1-7 Camp Hill 0-8 x-clinched division title

7-3 7-3 6-4 6-4 5-5 3-7 2-8 1-9

Penn State (6-4) vs. Indiana (4-6) at FedEX Field in Landover, Md., noon on Big Ten Network

Running on empty?

Shamrocks seek program’s third districtfinal appearance.

Mid-Penn Conference Football Final Standings Commonwealth Team Division Overall x-Harrisburg 6-0 8-2 Cumberland Valley 5-1 8-2 Central Dauphin 4-2 8-2 State College 3-3 4-6 Central Dauphin East 2-4 4-6

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If the Bermudian Springs and Trinity football teams come out wearing classic uniforms tonight, the scene will be complete. In a battle of former Mid-Penn Conference division rivals, the Eagles invade COBO Field for a District 3 Class AA semifinal at 7 p.m. Bermudian Springs, the No. 7 seed with an 8-3 record, dumped previously unbeaten and second-seeded Littlestown, 37-0, to earn a date with its old foe. “(The Eagles) were a regular opponent on our schedule,” said Trinity coach Bill Ragni, whose third-seeded Shamrocks blanked Boiling Springs, 42-0, last week. “I remember the days when they were champions of our division. “Our guys won’t overlook anything.” Bermudian, a hard-nosed outfit that runs the Wing-T to precision and employs a 4-4 defense, bent against Littlestown but never broke. “Littlestown had their chances but didn’t capitalize,” said Ragni, who watched film of the Eagles’ win Sunday morning with his coaching staff. “They moved the ball in the first half but got stopped on a couple of fourth downs. “Bermudian changed their defense up a little more, but Littlestown just shot themselves in the foot.” Bermudian, which left the Mid-Penn and joined the York-Adams Interscholastic Ath-

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Penn State has suddenly found itself facing the possibility of playing Indiana without its top three running backs. After Evan Royster and Stephfon Green suffered injuries last weekend at Ohio State, Silas Redd was cited early Monday for disorderly conduct after police found him urinating on campus, they said. Redd, a freshman from Norwalk, Conn., was found urinating near the Agricultural Engineering Building around 4:15 a.m., police said. They said Redd was not intoxicated. Redd can plead guilty and pay a fine or request a hearing. Redd, the Nittany Lions’ second-leading rusher, has run for 367 yards and one touchdown in nine games. “It’s a new day,” Redd wrote on his Twitter page. “I can’t allow myself to live in the past. just continue to progress and work toward being the best I can be.” Redd received some sympathy from Royster, Penn State’s all-time leading rusher. “Stuff like that has happened to people,” he said. “It’s not a major thing. At the same time you have to keep yourself out of that situation. I’m not sure how the coaches reacted to it.” Royster was injured early in the second half of the 38-14 loss to Ohio State. He wore a wrap around his left knee because of what he called “pinched fat” and returned in the fourth quarter. Royster, the Lions’ top rusher with 783 yards and four touchdowns, said he expects to play against Indiana.

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By Ron Musselman McClatchy-Tribune

Associated Press

Penn State running back Silas Redd (25) runs for a touchdown in the third quarter against Northwestern at Beaver Stadium Nov. 6.

UNIVERSITY PARK — Indiana decided last summer to trade a home football game for a big payday. The Hoosiers will pocket $3 million Saturday for playing Penn State at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. Indiana’s “home” game originally was scheduled to be played at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Ind., which seats 52,692 compared to 91,704 at FedEx Field. Indiana (4-6, 0-6 Big Ten) made less than $1 million per game for its six home games this season, but will triple that payday against the Nittany Lions (6-4, 3-3) at the home of the Washington Redskins. “In my mind, I’ve felt all along that it’s a good decision,” Indiana coach Bill Lynch said. Penn State, 13-0 all time against the Hoosiers, will be playing in metropolitan Washington for the first time since 1993. As part of its agreement, Indiana had to sell 7,000 tickets, which it has done. A Penn State spokesman said approximately 50,000 tickets have been sold for the game.

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Is tackling a lost art for Lions? By Jerry DiPaola

IU can’t forget 83-20, even if it wants to

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Not long ago, Penn State had a streak that its publicity people loved to trumpet. For 17 consecutive games, dating to the 2008 season, the Nittany Lions’ defense did not allow a runner to gain 100 yards. Stout, sure tacklers led to back-to-back 11-2 records, helping Penn State finish in The Associated Press Top 10 in ‘08 and ‘09. Then, linebackers Sean Lee, Josh Hull and Navorro Bowman and end Jared Odrick exhausted their collegiate eligibility, leaving inexperienced and less talented players trying to live up to their predecessors’ high standards. The alarming result: The program that created 18 All-American linebackers suddenly can’t tackle. Seven of the past nine opponents have had a runner gain at least 95 yards. The only exceptions are Youngstown State, Temple and Kent State. From Alabama’s Trent Richardson (144) to Ohio State’s Dan Herron (190), teams have found smooth roads. Has tackling become a lost art at Penn State? Coach Joe Paterno admits to pondering the question, but he is also slow to criticize his young team. “We have had a little bit of problem on the corners and on the edges with our linebacking,” he said. “When you watch some tackling, “(you ask), Can that back be that good. You could be in a better position to make the tackles.’ “ Paterno believes backs are getting bigger and better. “In the old days, a kid was quick and could make you miss, and he was probably 175, 180 pounds,” he said. “Now, they are 230, 225. They break tackles. They run right over you at times. “It is a little tougher to get in there and get in position where you can control them. The minute you do that, they are clever enough and quick enough and they have a sense of where to go, and they can make you look bad.” When a reporter suggested that tackling skills are diminishing across the nation, Paterno said, “I think you have to give the guy with the ball a little more credit than what you are doing.”

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Ohio State running back Dan Herron (1) is tackled by Penn State defender Chris Colosanti (48) during the first half Saturday in Columbus, Ohio. Clearly, however, the game has changed, a fact that hasn’t escaped Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald, a two-time Big Ten defensive player of the year as a Wildcats linebacker in 199596. “Back when I was playing, I could pretty much tell you every play Michigan was going to run,” he said. “Most of it was between the tackles. “Now, so many teams are making you play in space that it puts a premium on recruiting the dynamic athletes for your

defense.” Spread offenses also make it difficult, according to Ohio State coach Jim Tressel. “There is more chance to miss tackles,” he said. Purdue coach Danny Hope added that tackling used to be easier because, “They played the game in a box 20 years ago.” Another possible factor: Head injuries. Illinois coach Ron Zook said coaches are teaching safer tackling techniques, perhaps leading to a decrease in aggression.

The Rachel Maddow Show, for heaven’s sake. Indiana’s nationally-televised humiliation on the football field Saturday pervaded the national media to the point that it even merited a mention Monday by Maddow, the liberal MSNBC anchorwoman whose primary purview is politics. Maddow evinced sympathy for Bucky Badger, the Wisconsin mascot who has to do a push-up for every point on the home team’s side of the scoreboard every time UW adds a score, resulting in a cumulative 573 push-ups Saturday. IU football has been a nationwide punch line since Saturday, even outside the sports world’s normal parameters. Surrendering 83 points to Wisconsin provided fodder for jokes by late night TV comedians that ranged from insulting to pitying. Some of the gallows humor has been directed toward Bucky Badger, too, as with Maddow’s segment. And Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema hasn’t exactly enhanced his already problematic image. But for the most part, it’s the Hoosiers who have been on the receiving end of the commentary. One would think Indiana’s football players, who have lost 11-straight Big Ten games, would be really ready to try cleaning somebody else’s clock by now. Within the rules, of course. It won’t be easy, in that the next chance they get comes Saturday against perennial power Penn State at a neutral site, FedEx Field in Landover, Md.

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Sentinel Picks

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Guest Picker: Rod Frisco, ]owner/operator of rodfrisco.com

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Cumberland Valley at Wilson

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Wilson

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Governor Mifflin

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Central Dauphin

Central Dauphin

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Cocalico at Susquehanna Twp.

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Manheim Central at Lampeter-Strasburg

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McDevitt

Wyomissing at Lancaster Catholic

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Bermudian Springs at Trinity

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The following is a list of leaders through the 11th week of the high school football season. Stats reflect only those reported to The Sentinel: RUSHING Player (team) Rushes Yards Average 1. Todde` Statum (Ship) 216 1,542 7.1 2. Jeremy DiPietro (CV) 83 1,012 12.1 3. Matt Richmond (NoY) 149 1,004 6.7 4. Adam Geiger (T) 96 999 10.4 5. Colby Whitten (BiS) 178 941 5.2 6. Jack Miller (T) 81 887 10.9 7. Ryan Miller (BoS) 145 880 6.0 8. Dan Flynn (CV) 122 790 6.4 9. Kevin Snyder (CV) 108 704 6.5 10. Kelvin White (EP) 157 697 4.4 —— RECEIVING YARDS Player (team) Receptions Yards 1. Adam Breneman (CC) 60 877 2. Alberto De Los Santos (EP) 27 555 3. Bryton Barr (M) 21 520 4. Chase May (WP) 21 470 5. Chris Lenz (T) 25 450 —— RECEPTIONS Player (team) Receptions Yards 1. Adam Breneman (CC) 60 877 2. Tyler Botchie (M) 29 395 2. Sal Purpura (M) 29 390 4. Alberto De Los Santos (EP) 27 555 4. Ryan Herr (CH) 27 448 —— PASSING YARDS Player (team) Co. Att. Yards TD Int. 1. Patrick Dill (T) 98 167 1,768 19 7 2. James Rusenko (M) 122 251 1,672 18 13 3. Kelvin White (EP) 103 183 1,510 18 9 4. Tyler Orris (CC) 91 145 1,015 6 3 5. Cody Failor (C) 81 196 1,010 9 10 —— SCORING (Includes two-point conversion where applicable) Player (team) TD Points 1. Todde` Statum (Ship) 24 146 2. Jack Miller (T) 23 138 3. Jeremy DiPietro (CV) 15 90 4. Kevin Snyder (CV) 13 82 5. Dan Flynn (CV) 13 78 —— KICKING Player (team) FGs Xpts. Pts. 1. Alex Cramer (T) 5 56-64 71 2. Lance Geesey (CV) 5 44-49 59 3. Sam Dell (BoS) 4 26-28 38 4. Zach Myers (Ship) 2 31-38 37 4. Taylor Walls (EP) 2 31-34 37 —— OFFENSE Team Points Average 1. Trinity 470 42.7 2. Cumberland Valley 393 35.7 3. Shippensburg 320 29.0 4. East Pennsboro 305 27.7 5. Cedar Cliff 241 21.9 —— DEFENSE Team Points Average 1. Trinity 90 8.1 2. Shippensburg 133 12.0 3. Cumberland Valley 174 15.8 4. Northern 178 17.8 5. Big Spring 215 19.5

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D3-AAAA Playoffs

Playoff tradition: CV vs. Wilson Eagles travel to West Lawn tonight for D3-AAAA quarterfinals matchup against Bulldogs. ■■

By Travis L. Pickens Assistant Sports Editor tpickens@cumberlink.com

Cumberland Valley’s regular-season football schedule hasn’t listed Wilson as an opponent since 1963. Yet, the seemingly annual clash between the Eagles and the Bulldogs is one of the more anticipated games of the season. “It’s tradition. Everyone loves it. Everyone looks forward to this game,” CV senior two-way lineman Barry Lyons said. “Cumberland Valley is going to meet Wilson at some point, no matter what, and it’s always going to be a battle.” The two district powerhouses, who lock horns at Wilson’s Gurski Stadium tonight at 7 p.m. in the District 3 Class AAAA quarterfinals, are meeting in the postseason for the 12th time and the third year in a row. CV won a dramatic semifinal at Gurski Stadium, 28-21, last year. The previous fall,

“Cumberland Valley is going to meet Wilson at some point, no matter what, and it’s always going to be a battle.”

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IU • Continued from D10 Asked Tuesday evening if he sensed his players’ pride was bruised, that they were anxious to get at somebody in a different-colored jersey, IU coach Bill Lynch said, “I think so. And I certainly hope so. And I certainly expect that by Saturday. It’s like anything else, there is a week of preparation, and it’s really important to make sure they’re ready at kickoff. “Sometimes those kinds of factors can kick in early, and they’re ready to go on Tuesday but get it out of their system, and then they don’t have it on Saturday.

So that’s one thing, as a coach, you have to be careful about. You have to make sure you have them prepared so that they’re ready to go at kickoff.” IU senior receiver Terrance Turner, a leading voice on the squad, agreed: “In the game, you have that mindset. But it’s not Saturday, yet. We’re days away from that. But you need to remember (the Wisconsin game) somewhat, because it definitely hurt.” It might hurt, too, if IU players are perusing any germane media outlets or Internet chat boards these days. Turner claimed to be oblivious in that regard. “I don’t

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Cumberland Valley’s defense will have its work cut out for it tonight against a potent and balanced Wilson offense.

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read the newspaper or Internet or anything,” he said. “What happens outside this group, this football team, is going to happen, and you can’t control that. “We need to focus on what we can do, what we can control, not on what other people have to say.” Lynch noted his players will hear it, regardless. Coaches can adopt more of a bunker mentality, he said, because they can dive back into the very demanding routine of their jobs each week of the season. “Players are different,” Lynch said. “It’s tougher on them than it is on the coaches. They have to go to class.

They’re in class with their fellow students. They’re on campus. They’re in the dorm. They’re in the apartment complex. They eat at the training table in the Student Academic Resource Center with the other athletes. And they hear things.” So it’s probably a good thing for the Hoosiers to essentially get out of Dodge. Saturday’s game was originally scheduled for Bloomington before a financial guarantee from the Washington Redskins organization enticed IU into moving the game. “For us, it’s the opportunity to play one of the great programs in the history of college football,”

Lynch said, “at a venue in Washington, D.C., that provides a different kind of exposure than if we were just playing them here or at Penn State.” IU made history for all the wrong reasons Saturday. If the Hoosiers pull off an upset of Penn State, they’ll make history as the first Indiana team to do that in 14 tries. Lynch summed it up this way: “Any time you face adversity, it’s not what happened, it’s what you do about it.” Exactly. And we shall see what the Hoosiers are able do about it, if anything. No joking allowed.

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Wilson pounded CV in the district final, 357, at Hersheypark Stadium. “It’s playoff time,” CV coach Tim Rimpfel said when asked what it means to play Wilson, a team he has compiled a 7-4 record against. “All I know is they’ve been tough. I know when you beat a team like this, you’ve beaten a good team.”

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“I’ll be wearing a sleeve on my knee just for precautionary measures,” he said. “I feel fine.” Green suffered a neck injury when he made a block on a kickoff in the third quarter. He’s the team’s third-leading rusher with 175 yards and one score and also the second-leading kickoff returner. “I think Green will be OK,” head coach Joe Paterno said. “I think he has a shot at it.”

If at least two of those three don’t play, it’s possible that Curtis Dukes, a 6-1, 237pound redshirt freshman, will play. Dukes and fullbacks Joe Suhey and Michael Zordich were the only other running backs on the travel roster at Ohio State. Penn State definitely will be without linebacker Michael Mauti, its second-leading tackler. Mauti, a sophomore who was emerging as one of the top players on defense, dislocated his right shoulder sometime in the second quarter and did not re-

turn. “I think Mauti’s out,” Paterno said. “He’s dislocated that (shoulder) and he’s had trouble with that. I doubt if he’ll make it.” Nate Stupar probably will start on the strong side in Mauti’s place, but it will be interesting to see which two linebackers play when Penn State uses five defensive backs against Indiana’s prolific passing attack. It had been Mauti and Stupar.

Mauti is one of 17 front-line Penn State players who have missed time with injuries this season, including 10 on defense. Indiana also has had its share of injuries. Quarterback Ben Chappell has been bothered by a hip injury and left in the second quarter of an 83-20 loss to Wisconsin last weekend. Chappell, who leads the Big Ten with 273 passing yards per game, is expected to play against the Lions, Hoosiers coach Bill Lynch said.

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Tickets range from $50 to $150 for the game at FedEx Field, which is the largest stadium used by a pro sports team in the United States. “I think that they have a reason for doing it,” Penn State coach Joe Paterno said. “I don’t know exactly. I have not discussed it with them. “I think it will be a very good experience for the kids, but I don’t know what to expect.” The Indiana-Penn State game will be one of two neutral site contests played Saturday. Northwestern will play host to Illinois at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

The distance from Indiana’s campus to FedEx Field is nearly 650 miles; the distance from Penn State’s campus is 210 miles. “I’m not sure I’ve ever played in a neutral environment like this or in a game like this other than a playoff or bowl game, so it is different in that way,” Lynch said. “It is still a conference game against a Big Ten foe that we have played every year, so our team knows Penn State.” Penn State and Indiana previously played a neutral site game Oct. 28, 2000. The Lions won that game, 27-24, at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis as Ryan Primanti connected on a 39-yard field goal

with 18 seconds to play. Fifteen Penn State players are from the metro Washington area, including 11 from Maryland. They include running backs Andre Dupree and Zack Zwinak, linebacker Bani Gbadyu, cornerbacks Shelton McCullough, Stephon Morris and Mike Wallace, wide receivers Brandon Moseby-Felder and Devon Smith, long-snapper John Rohrbaugh, defensive end Sean Stanley and safety Malcolm Willis. Willis, from Marbury, Md., said he has requests for about 50 tickets from family and friends, but knows he won’t be able to fulfill all of them. “It means a lot to us, going

home,” Willis said. “Kids like me and Devon Smith and Stephon Morris, we’ve been talking about going back home and playing in front of the home crowd all year. So, we’re going to go there and try to get a win.” Penn State’s four Virginia players are offensive linemen Chima Okoli and Khamrone Kolb, backup quarterback Kevin Newsome and tailback Evan Royster. Royster, from Fairfax, Va., is happy to be playing a game close to home in his final season. “It’s kind of exciting,” he said. “We’ve done a good job recruiting in that area. There are a lot of Penn State fans there.”

NOTES: Penn State redshirt freshman punter Anthony Fera had an emergency appendectomy early Wednesday morning and is expected to miss the final two regular-season games. He is averaging 41.6 yards on 43 punts and 67.5 yards on 49 kickoffs with 19 touchbacks. Freshman walk-on punter Alex Butterworth is listed as Fera’s backup, but he has yet to kick in a game. Kicker Collin Wagner likely will handle kickoffs after relinquishing that duty to Fera this season. ——— Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services.


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