Mid-Penn Football - Week 1 - Movers & Shakers
With the "real" Week 1 of the 2017 Mid-Penn Football season in the books, it is time for the Wizard to quickly recap the big moments of the week -
Cedar Cliff stymied Penn Manor in a 27-6 victory which saw Bobby Whalen throwing for 2TD and rushing for another. Although this was not an unexpected win, in combination with the loss by Bishop McDevitt, the victory pushed Cedar Cliff into the driver's seat in the Mid-Penn Keystone Division and face off against an inferior Mifflin County this week.
Most Powerful Win
In back-to-back weeks Harrisburg has faced off in The Most Powerful Game of the week. Last week they disposed of strong Imhotep Charter team, this week it was the Bishop McDevitt Crusaders. The Cougars blanked Bishop McDevitt 35-0 and even more impressive, the Cougars did not allow a single Crusader to Run, Pass or Throw for over 35 yards for the full game. In addition, all-world athlete Micah Parsons showed that he can not only get it done on the defensive side of the ball, but he is also a high-level running back, scoring 3 times while averaging almost 9 yards a carry on 20 carries.
Here is Micah talking about his performance -
Most Powerful Individual Performance
Prior to Week 1, The Wizard predicted that the East Pennsboro vs Big Spring was going to be a rushfest. And that it was, Big Spring's Ryan Adams rushed for 209 yards averaging 11 yards per carry, however not even that was enough to give Big Spring the advantage in this one. You know when you rush for 200 yards and aren't in the best rusher in the game that your team is in trouble. East Pennsboro's Onasis Neely went full beastmode in this one, rushing for 263 yards and 4TDs to lead East Pennsboro past Big Spring.
Here is Onasis' talking about the upcoming season earlier this summer -