In classic showdown, the Tomahawks fall in close contest to Cyclones
Apr 8, 2023

Photos by Kathy Reed
By Dom Reed

LEWISTOWN – The Mifflin County Tomahawks Took on The Lancaster County Cyclones For a GEFA Match up Saturday.

On this day, the Tomahawks would fall in a close contest 42-34.

Early on It was all Cyclones Scoring the first two Touchdowns.

Zeke Williams found the endzone first to score the first points of the game for Lancaster County. Tomahawks Running Back Kyle Kahley gave the Cyclones trouble all game long with his power running. Kahley found the endzone one time. He also recorded a 2-point conversion for his team finishing out the drive by converting on the point after.

Lashawn Brown had a pretty good day at the quarterback position throwing three touchdown passes. Timmy Beck, RJ Buford and Mason Sweitzer all recorded Touchdowns In the game.

In the first half, Mifflin county denied Lancaster County twice on  converting two points conversions.

Mifflin county had troubles trying to stop the cyclones in the first half.

The Tomahawks were denied points in the red zone early thanks to Cyclones cornerback Bruce Hurlburt.

Defending the pass well as Hurlburt was able to get a hand on the ball to knock it way for a turnover on downs.

Penalties were a factor in the game too, taking away some big plays in some costly moments.

Sweitzer was the victim early on jumping offsides to flip the marker back to one for a first down. Cyclones Defensive lineman Lee Townsend was flagged three times For offside penalties.

The Cyclones used the screen on offense well while the offensive line blocked well during the those plays. Mifflin County Defensive lineman Levi Hockenberry had himself a good day in the tackling department. Jonathan Dodson played the running back position and ran the ball well m.

Dodson had a handful of productive drives in the running game .Tackling didn’t seem to be a problem.

This game turned into one that was more about who was going to stop the other opponent from scoring or getting a crucial stop on fourth down.

Mifflin county improved as the game went on Chris McClellan turned the game around picking off Cyclones Field General Greg Medina early in the third quarter.

Mifflin county had confidence the whole game. The confidence was never lost from the team and the fans.

Isaiah Reed Had a great game in the kicking game setting up a long field for the Cyclones.

Then the Mifflin county comeback attempt was underway. They scored 14 straight points in consecutive straight drives.

The fourteen points would cut it to a two-point game after the failed two point conversion.

Bulfurd wouldn’t be able to haul in the catch that would be the final points of the game for the Tomahawks.

The defense for Mifflin County gave the fans thoughts of a comeback.

The hopes would stay alive until a costly turnover from running back Kahley. The possession would go to the Cyclones.

The Tomahawks’ defense would only give up six points Mifflin County would have one more chance but it came up short.

Lancaster County Cyclones would defeat the Mifflin county Tomahawks giving Mifflin county their first loss of the young season.

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