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Section 1 Game Capsules (Week 3)

Cocalico (2-0) at Gov. Mifflin (1-1)
The 2013 season started with much promise for the Mustangs. However, things in Shillington may have dimmed down a bit after a big loss to rival Wilson.

Gov. Mifflin responded with a 28-0 victory last week over a strong Lancaster Catholic team.

The Mustangs hope to go to 2-1 on the season as they take on Cocalico this Friday night at home. Mifflin has been running the ball decently well so far in 2013, averaging 4.3 yards per rush.

It may be their defense that could steal the show this Friday evening. The Mustangs allowed only two second downs in the entire second half last Friday against Lancaster Catholic. Mifflin needs to be aware of Cocalico’s big play ability.

The Mustangs have also seen strong improvement from junior QB Jan Johnson in week two.

So far Cocalico has run through the Berks Football League with ease. The Eagles have posted victories over Daniel Boone and Reading High and outscored both teams by a combined total of 93-20. In their two games , the Eagles have rushed for over 650 yards.

Cocalico’s Berks County winning streak will come to an end Friday.

Gov. Mifflin 28, Cocalico 20

Exeter (2-0) at J.P. McCaskey (0-2)
I don’t think anyone in the area is that surprised to see Exeter at 2-0. They might have been a little caught off guard with the large margins of victory.

It’s safe to say Exeter’s offense is ready to be recognized.

The Eagles have outscored their first two opponents by a score of 83-21. This in large part to last week’s BIC Sports Offensive Player of the Week Chase Yocum.

Yocum’s numbers have been nothing short of impressive. He has over 200 yards passing and rushing this season with nine total TD’s. Yocum will be the first to credit his offensive line and skill players around him.

Exeter’s run game has been strong overall and don’t expect them to get away from it anytime soon. Berks County needs to keep an eye on big play receiver Robbie Devich, who is in the top-5 of Berks County receivers.

On the defensive side of the ball, Michal Menet has been terrorizing opponents. Menet, a top PA recruit, expects to be a major impact on both sides of the ball this season.

Exeter knocked off McCaskey 30-14 in the school’s first meeting last year. They should handle the Red Tornado.

Exeter 28, McCaskey 13

Manheim Central (2-0) at Daniel Boone (1-1)
Daniel Boone will look to head to 2-1 this Friday. Standing in their way? Manheim Central from the Lancaster-Lebanon League, which are 2-0 this season.

The Blazers are riding high after last week’s 35-7 victory over Owen J. Roberts. They will need to put that game in the rearview mirror as they take on Manheim, who have outscored their opponents by a combined total of 85-26 this season.

Boone is definitely making strong strides under second year head coach Bill Parks and they have seemed to find a young bright spot in sophomore QB Nick Hughes. Hughes is the passing leader in Section 1. Also keep an eye on deep threat Tommy Pufnock, who has three catches for 113 yards and one touchdown.

The Blazers will also rely heavily on senior fullback Kyle Myers who is averaging an impressive 7.8 yards a carry. In order to beat Manheim, Boone will definitely need a few big plays and a nearly flawless defensive game plan.

Manheim Central 31, Daniel Boone 17

About John McCartin

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