Cedar Crest’s Josh Bucher missed most of his senior football season with an injury. And quite frankly, that was a shame.
Not only will Bucher never ever get that eligibility back, it left observers wondering what the Falcons could’ve accomplished with their regular signal-caller at the controls.
On Friday night in Millersville, Bucher was on top of his game during Cedar Crest’s season finale, a 43-28 upset triumph over Penn Manor. The Falcons finished their 2014 campaign with two straight wins, and each time Bucher was the starting quarterback – not unlike he was in CC’s season-opening triumph over rival Lebanon High.
Against the Comets, Bucher connected on 16 of his 26 passing attempts for 312 yards and four touchdowns. Bucher also ran for a score, a 44-yard scamper in the opening quarter which staked the Falcons to a 7-0 advantage.
Also in the first period, Bucher hooked up with junior Evan Horn for a 35-yard touchdown pass that gave Cedar Crest a 13-0 lead it would never relinquish. Then after Penn Manor had pulled to within 22-14 of the Falcons, Bucher hit senior Dominic Garloff with a pair of fourth-quarter scoring strikes to put the outcome to bed.
– Jeff Falk