It is an argument as old as time: which bird is more powerful? Is it the Eagle or is it the Hawk? Friday’s contest between Hamburg and Blue Mountain would answer that question, at least for now, as these two rivals squared off one last time as BFL Section 2 foes.
Hamburg, who entered the game at (1-1, 4-1), would not find the end zone in Orwigsburg, as Blue Mountain (0-2, 1-4) pitched a 33-0 shutout.
Offensively, the Eagles of Blue Mountain were led by the playmaking abilities of RB Will Bornstein, who carried 23 times for 151 yards and 2 touchdowns. Bornstein also caught a 52 yard touchdown pass from QB Shane Grapsy. Grapsy possibly had his most efficient game of the season completing 10 of 17 passes for 233 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Defensively, the Eagles held the visiting Hawks to just 215 yards of total offense, while forcing 4 turnovers; including a Mark Chelius interception.
Hawks QB Joey Cominsky was held to just 10 of 25 passing for 113 yards. Ian Hamilton, Hamburg’s leading rusher was held to just 59 yards on 15 carries.
Blue Mountain (1-2, 2-4) will head to Leesport to face Schuylkill Valley (1-2, 4-2). Meanwhile, the Hawks will host Berks Catholic (2-0, 6-0).