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IMG_6585 BY JEFF FALK

LITITZ – The Palmyra football team got dumped on. And then the Cougars got wet.

Just further proof that when it rains, it pours.

In a driving, torrential down-pour  – under near unplayable conditions – at Warwick High High School’s Grosch Field on Friday night, Palmyra endured a miserable conclusion to a marvelous season, during a 64-0, mercy-rule loss to the homestanding Warriors, in the opening round of the District Three Class AAAAA playoffs. The Cougars fell behind 36-0 in the first quarter, as Warwick scored on its inital five possessions – and touchdowns on each of its first three offensive snaps.

With the outcome, the 12th-seeded Cougars finished their year at 8-3. After opening the fall with seven straight wins, Palmyra went 1-3 over its last four contests.

During the 37 years that District Three has conducted its football tournaments, Lebanon County squads have now gone a combined 4-28 in them.

IMG_6577The Warriors needed just 1:57 of game clock to assume a 7-0, on a nine-yard, quick-screen pass from quarterback Joey McCracken to speedy receiver Trey Glass.  The score was set up by a blocked punt, after Palmyra had gone three-and-out on the opening possession of the game.

As the rain intensified, things went quickly down hill for Palmyra. Thanks in part to their recovery of an on-side kick, the Warriors tallied two touchdowns in a span of nine seconds to push their lead to 22-0.

The Warriors’ second touchdown was a similar McCracken-to-Glass hook-up, only this time the quick screen covered 77 yards. Then on the very next snap following the on-side kick, McCracken and receiver Hilton Michael collaborated on a 39-yard scoring strike to the left corner of the end zone.

IMG_6595With 4:20 left in the opening quarter, the Warriors scored again, on a short TD burst by Nick Fucci. And before the first period was out, Warwick pushed its lead to 36-0 on a touchdown pass from McCracken to Hayden Rucci.

A pick-six by Warrior Justin Gerhart early in the second quarter made it 43-0. Warwick led 50-0 at the break.

Warwick out gained Palmyra 389 total yards to 31. The Cougars managed a negative-seven yards of rushing.

 

 

 

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IMG_66082018 Palmyra Football Results

DATE OPPONENT TIME OUTCOMES
08/24
Hershey
7:00 PM W 21-17
08/31
Mechanicsburg
7:00 PM W 31-10
09/07
@Garden Spot
7:00 PM W 44-20
09/14 *
East Pennsboro
7:00 PM W 28-21
09/21 *
@Camp Hill
7:00 PM W 35-21
09/28 *
Steel-High
7:30 PM W 42-36
10/05 *
@Boiling Springs
7:00 PM W 47-7
10/12 *
Milton Hershey
7:00 PM L 14-28
10/19 *
@Trinity
7:00 PM W 14-13
10/26 *
@Middletown
7:00 PM L 6-42
11/02 #
@Warwick
7:00 PM L 0-64

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 IMG_6593Mid-Penn Conference

 Capital Division Final Standings

TEAM LEAGUE OVERALL
Middletown 7-0 9-1
Milton Hershey 6-1 9-1
Palmyra 5-2 8-3
East Pennsboro 4-3 4-6
Steel-High 2-5 4-7
Boiling Springs 2-5 3-7
Camp Hill 1-6 1-9
Trinity 1-6 1-9

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 IMG_6563PIAA District Three

 Final Class AAAAA Power Rankings

AAAAA School  W  L  T  Rating  TWP  OWP  TWPW  OWPW  TWPL  OWPL
1 Manheim Central 10- 0- 0  0.836804  1.000000  0.637341  11.5  65.2  0.0  37.1
2 Cocalico 8- 2- 0  0.781421  0.849057  0.698755  9.0  73.0  1.6  31.5
3 Shippensburg 9- 1- 0  0.747605  0.928571  0.526425  9.8  50.8  0.8  45.7
4 Cedar Cliff 8- 2- 0  0.729951  0.849057  0.584377  9.0  58.4  1.6  41.5
5 Warwick 8- 2- 0  0.727775  0.858407  0.568113  9.7  56.3  1.6  42.8
6 William Penn 9- 1- 0  0.727124  0.935345  0.472632  10.9  44.9  0.8  50.1
7 Waynesboro Area 6- 4- 0  0.655402  0.663265  0.645792  6.5  64.5  3.3  35.4
8 Elizabethtown Area 6- 4- 0  0.635047  0.657143  0.608040  6.9  60.5  3.6  39.0
9 Governor Mifflin 6- 4- 0  0.631691  0.673077  0.581108  7.0  58.8  3.4  42.4
10 Solanco 6- 4- 0  0.607771  0.666667  0.535787  6.8  52.4  3.4  45.4
11 Northern York 6- 4- 0  0.605902  0.640777  0.563278  6.6  54.3  3.7  42.1
12 Palmyra Area 8- 2- 0  0.603080  0.801980  0.359979  8.1  34.5  2.0  61.3
13 Exeter Township 6- 4- 0  0.599669  0.669811  0.513940  7.1  48.9  3.5  46.2
14 Northeastern 5- 5- 0  0.596444  0.601010  0.590863  6.0  58.2  4.0  40.3
15 Conestoga Valley 5- 5- 0  0.568778  0.575000  0.561173  5.8  55.5  4.3  43.4
16 Dover 5- 5- 0  0.541305  0.551546  0.528788  5.4  52.4  4.4  46.7
17 Twin Valley 5- 5- 0  0.524725  0.549505  0.494439  5.6  48.9  4.6  50.0
18 Daniel Boone 5- 5- 0  0.521516  0.572165  0.459611  5.6  45.0  4.2  52.9
19 Ephrata Area 5- 5- 0  0.510653  0.505319  0.517172  4.8  51.2  4.7  47.8
20 New Oxford 3- 7- 0  0.487572  0.370968  0.630089  3.5  63.5  5.9  37.3
21 Hershey 2- 8- 0  0.407152  0.247312  0.602513  2.3  60.0  7.0  39.6
22 Lower Dauphin 2- 8- 0  0.400598  0.244681  0.591163  2.3  58.2  7.1  40.3
23 Mechanicsburg Area Senior 2- 8- 0  0.396692  0.247312  0.579268  2.3  57.0  7.0  41.4
24 South Western 1- 9- 0  0.372253  0.136905  0.659901  1.2  66.7  7.3  34.4
25 Spring Grove Area 1- 9- 0  0.338067  0.133721  0.587824  1.2  58.9  7.5  41.3
26 Red Land 1- 9- 0  0.327919  0.117978  0.584514  1.1  57.8  7.9  41.1
27 Garden Spot 0- 10- 0  0.325578  0.000000  0.723507  0.0  75.1  8.5  28.7
28 Muhlenberg 1- 9- 0  0.301172  0.134409  0.504995  1.3  50.6  8.1  49.6

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