BY JEFF FALK At this point of its redevelopment, the Cedar Crest football program is simply seeking progress searching for any positive sign.
On Sunday in South Lebanon at Cedar Crest’s Earl Boltz Stadium, the Falcons did show signs of improvement during a non-league clash with Conrad Weiser. But the bottom line was that Cedar Crest fell to the Scouts 37-21.
After spotting Conrad Weiser leads of 17-0 and 37-7, Cedar Crest battled the Scouts on fairly even terms. In falling into their deficits, the Falcons were guilty of turnovers.
The contest was believed to be the first ever played by the Falcon football program on Sunday. It was also one of the first PIAA events ever staged in Lebanon County.
Originally scheduled for Conrad Weiser on Friday night, the contest was moved to the turf of Earl Boltz Stadium. By all accounts, the non-league game was poorly attended.
Trailing by 17, the Falcons, now 0-2, got a short touchdown burst from Grant Boehler to make it a two-score game late in the second quarter. Gage Ocker tallied Crest’s second touchdown, and Erickson Gonzalez notched the final one.
Falcon senior signal-caller Garrett Levengood amassed nearly 140 passing yards.
Conrad Weiser improved to 2-0 on the year.