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McVeytown Midgets top East Juniata for title

By Kenny Varner

LEWISTOWN – It was a clean sweep for the McVeytown Eagles football team Sunday night as they won both the Central Keystone Cheer and Football League Pee Wee and Midget titles.

In the first game, the Pee Wees shut out Burnham 17-0.

But in the night cap, the Eagles defeated the East Juniata Tigers 35-6 in the muddy confines of Mitchell Field.

The Eagles got a 227 yard effort on the ground by running back Damien Tyson. 

Defensively, the group from McVeytown had not allowed a running touchdown all year, until later. 

“We are very satisfied on how our running backs did this whole year. We have speed and use it to our ability,” McVeytown coach Mike Rishel said. “We only gave up one touchdown all year on our first team and that was tonight. 

East Juniata opened the game with recovering an insides kick, giving it to the Eagles.

Four plays later, Logan Parks scores for 32-yards out to put the Eagles ahead a 6-0 advantage.

On its second possession of the game, McVeytown found itself back in the end zone on a 55-yard run by Tyson upping it to 13-0. 

East Juniata battled back and cut into the Eagles lead 13-6. Louis Reisinger cashed things in from

11-yards our for the touchdown.

“They played tough. McVeytown has one heck of a team. We had few plays that did well but it just wasn’t our night,” said East Juniata

Coach Robert Kuehl. “We had a couple of big plays but just couldn’t finish.”

From there, the Eagles soared on touchdown’s by Logan Parks, a 16-yard TD pass from Logan Parks, upping it to 28-6.

Tyson gave the fans something to cheer about as he broke out around the end and he was stopped twice from hitting the end.

All the scoring would come in the first half as the two teams defenses took over in the second half.

Mother Nature made her presence known as the rain began to pour down in the buckets.

But through it all, the Eagles came out with their hands held high as the new midget champions!

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