Tomahawks short circuits Electric City
Mar 26, 2023

By Kenny Varner

LEWISTOWN – What a start!

The MIfflin County Tomahawks got their season off and going in an impressive manner as they took care of buisness against the Electric City Skyhawks Saturday in GEFA action Saturday.

It was a great start for the local team as it starts the new season.

“I think someone said we haven’t won week one in a couple years. So it was nice to get the 1-0 start,” said MIfflin County head coach Brian Rodgers.

From the opening kick off to the final buzzer, the game belonged to the Tomahawks as the defeated Electric City with an electrifying 42-0 win at their home field at Kish Park.

On the opening kick off, nine-year veteran Tim Beck took the kick to the house, giving his team an early 6-0 advantage with just seconds taken off the clock.

“It was good getting him(Beck) out of the quarterback role and more special teams and receiver stuff,” said Rodgers. “We think we are going to get more out of Timmy in his offensive role.”

Defensively, the “Orange and Black Attack” were led by defensive back Lou Banks who picked off three Skyhawks passes in the game. Mifflin County finished the game with five on the afternoon.

The rainy and muddy conditions were no stranger to MIfflin County as its offensive line gave quarterback Lashawn Brown and its running game all the time they needed.

Defensively, the Tomahawks brought a bruising and hard hitting attack to Electric City, never taking a play off en route to the shut out.

“We’ve worked hardon it,” said Rodgers when asked about his dominating defensive play. “I thought we had a good defense last year. We’ve only added extra parts and personnel so I think this defense could be something special. I think we have potential for some really good things defensively.

After the Beck touchdown, MIfflin County’s defense forced a three-and-out giving the ball to the MIfflin County offense.

It took the Tomahawks just three plays to add points to the scoreboard.

On third down, Brown found Kyle Kahley for a touchdown, upping its lead to a 12-0 contest.

Electric City tried to cut into the lead but was stopped after a 10-play drive after going for it on fourth down.

Mifflin County proved its going to have a run game to watch out for. Runningback Jonathan Dodson upped his teams lead breaking through the line for the 1-yard TD. It was successful with its 2-point try, upping the lead to 20-0.

On the next Skyhawks possession, the defense took just one play to hand it back to its sizzling offense.

Electric City went to the air and lost possession when Banks went up top to snag the offering for his first interception of the game.

That would end the first quarter with the Tomahawks holding the 20-0 advantage.

Just minutes in, Brown found Beck at the back of the end zone for another MIfflin County TD.

It took only one play for Electric City  to fall victim to another interception by Banks.

Mifflin County made it look easy as it’s offense rolled back down the field thanks to its offensive line that gave Brown all day to throw and it’s running game the large holes to open up the running game.

After going on a 6-play drive, Dodson broke free of the line of scrimmage and sped his way past the secondary to his second touchdown of the day, upping the locals advantage to 36-0.

Three plays later, the defense took interception number three when Michael Tiernan took down the Electric City pass.

One play later, the Tomahawks found a familiar place, the end zone.

It would be Kyle Kahley that muscle his way into pay dirt, making it a 42-0 contest.

From there, the Tomahawks defense would take over and dominate the rest of the way.

In the second half, the Electric City offense threatened to pinch it from one-yard out but the Tomahawks were t going to give up the shut out as they held on four consecutive plays maintaining the shut out win.

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