Cumberland Valley stuffs Waynesboro
By DAN SPEARS / Staff Writer
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Fourth-and-8 on the Cumberland Valley 27, and Waynesboro quarterback Ben Leonard dropped back. The senior couldn't escape the rush and was sacked for a 10-yard loss to end a promising drive.
On the very next drive, the Eagles faced third-and-13 at their own 34, and came up with a 60-yard slant play that turned into a touchdown.
It typified how the perennial powerhouse pulled away from the upstart Indians, 52-8, Friday night at Indian Stadium.
"We had something to build on," Waynesboro coach Dave Mahaffey said. "CV showed what a good team does ... they capitalized on mistakes. We just couldn't get over the hump and get the big play when we needed it."
On a night that started miserably, things certainly did get better for the Indians (2-1). Leonard was intercepted on his first pass attempt, which was returned to the 6. The Eagles (3-0) scored on the next play for a 7-0 lead, and a full house feared the worst for the home side - again.