Saturday, March 24th, the Mifflin County Tomahawks went to battle against the Williamsport Wildcats and were able to bring home their 22nd consecutive victory at home, with a final score of 66 to 24. The Wildcats came out strong, but their offense just couldn’t get any momentum with the intensity that the Tomahawks defense brought to the table. Historically, the Hawks always play best at home in front of their fan base and in the end the Wildcats just couldn’t keep up as the Tomahawk lead stretched further out of reach.
Things managed to get a little shaky in the 2nd quarter, as the Wildcats were able to string together a couple of back to back quick drives, and were able to score, slowly clawing their way back into the game. By the end of the half, the Wildcats had put up 20 straight unanswered and it was looking to be a battle for the second half. After some half-time readjustments, the Tomahawks defense was able to refocus and managed to shut the Wildcats out for the entire second half.
At the head of that defensive onslaught was Brian Reinhart. Reinhart came off of a good game last week and promptly followed it up with an even better game against the Wildcats, racking up 5 tackles, a pass deflection, and 2 interceptions; one for a pick six. The ‘SkyPatrol’ defense did stop there as Caleb Gehman was able to pull in two interceptions himself, and linebacker Will Frazier was able to add a pick six of his own. Frazier also added an additional 6 tackles to the stat sheet while Mason Sweitzer added 4. The Wildcats quarterback not only struggled with interceptions, but also managed to be sacked three times; twice from Jordan Bell and Kahlyl Carrington added the other.
On the offensive side of the ball, Lashawn Brown had a bit of a statistical anomaly with an exact repeat of his stats from the previous week. Brown, again, completed 20 of 30 passes for 223 yards and 7 touchdowns. Jordan Bell led the receiving corp with 6 receptions for 111 yards and 7 touchdowns and Kyle Kayley racked up 7 receptions for 62 yards through the air while trucking along with 6 carries for 17 yards and 2 touchdowns. Timmy Beck and Robert Albro were able to put the nail in the coffin, with 3 receptions for 26 yards and 2 receptions for 16 yards and a TD. Overall, the Tomahawks have spent the first two weeks of the 2018 season running like a well-oiled machine.
This week the Tomahawks are off to celebrate the Easter holiday. They will return to action April 7th when they pack up and make the long journey to Punxsutawney to take on the Jefferson County Jaguars. This is the Jaguars second year in the GEFA league. Will the week off and long trip be a problem for Mifflin County or will the Tomahawks be able to advance to 3-0?