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Three Seven Sorrows teams set for CFA semifinals

Posted 11/7/18

The Seven Sorrows Peewee football team won its first-round CFA Youth Football League playoff game Saturday to advance to the semifinals, joining the Pony and Midget squads.

Both Middletown teams …

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Three Seven Sorrows teams set for CFA semifinals

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The Seven Sorrows Peewee football team won its first-round CFA Youth Football League playoff game Saturday to advance to the semifinals, joining the Pony and Midget squads.

Both Middletown teams lost Saturday to wrap up their season.

At Northern Lebanon High School, the No. 3-seed Seven Sorrows Peewees beat Greenwood, 26-6. They will play No. 2 seed Dover at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Bishop McDevitt High School.

The Seven Sorrows Pony and Midget squads both went 8-0 and are No. 1 seeds in the Liberty Conference. They had first-round byes, and will play in the semifinals this weekend as well.

The Pony team will play No. 4 seed Dover at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bishop McDevitt. The Midget team plays No. 4 seed Greenwood at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Susquehanna High School.

Seven Sorrows 26, Greenwood 6

The Buffaloes received the opening kickoff and moved the ball steadily down the field, converting several third-downs, before the Eagles defense held on fourth down and took over with only three seconds left in the quarter.

On third and long from their own 14, quarterback Christian Ribic broke free for an 86-yard touchdown run. Andrew McCorkel ran in the extra point, and the Eagles led 7-0.

On their next possession, after a 35-yard run by Donte Howard, Javon Mosley scored on a 35-yard run. Howard added the extra point, and the Eagles led 14-0.

The Buffaloes returned the kickoff to the Eagles 9 yard line, and on fourth and 1, they were able to push through for a touchdown with 8 seconds left in the half.

The extra point attempt failed, and the Eagles took a 14-6 lead to halftime.

The Eagles defense yielded few yards after the opening drive. Howard, Mosley, McCorkel, Adrian Serrano and Joshua Stains led the defensive effort.

Howard added a 56-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, and Mosley scored on a 25-yard run in the fourth to cap the scoring.

Middletown wrap-up

Two of the three Middletown teams made the National Conference playoffs, but both lost over the weekend.

The Middletown Peewees were the No. 6 seed and played the No. 3 seed Carlisle Herd on Saturday at West Perry High School. Carlisle came away with a 31-0 win, and Middletown ended the season 4-5.

The Middletown Midgets entered the playoffs at 2-6 as a No. 7 seed. They played No. 2 seed Red Land Patriots on Saturday at Red Land Midget Football Field and fell 38-6.

The Middletown Pony team, with a record of 1-7, did not advance to the playoffs.