By The Daily Item
n Central Columbia 36,
Central Mountain 23
BLOOMSBURG -- The Blue Jays led in practically every statistical category on Friday night, even on the scoreboard as the Blue Jays held off the Wildcats.
Steve Shannon threw for 181 yards, including two touchdown passes, while Lewis Williams reeled in two touchdown passes to help Central Columbia's offense roll.
Williams had two receptions for 90 yards, both for touchdowns. His second came ona 32-yard apss with 8:56 to play to all but put the game out of reach.
Central Mountain's lone lead came early in the second quarter when its defense boasted a safety to make it a 9-8 Wildcats lead.
Central Columbia responded with a Shannon to Williams strike to reclaim the lead, 14-9 en route to taking a 20-16 lead to go into the half.
On the ground, Central Columbia out-gained Central Mountain 152-65 yards. The Blue Jays ran it 41 times, as Danny Koch led the way with 83 yards and a score.
NORTHUMBERLAND -- The regular season is officially in the books, as Meadowbrook Christian walked away with the ACAA Eastern Division title thanks to a shutout win over Northumberland Christian.
Austin Schott scored off a Marcus Betzer assist with 6:10 to play to lift the Warriors (16-3-1, 12-0 ACAA) over the Lions (15-4, 10-2 ACAA).
Northumberland Christian plays in the ACAA quarterfinals on Thursday against DuBois at 12:30 p.m..
Meadowbrook Christian, being the top seed in the Eastern Division, gets a bye and plays Friday at 12:30 p.m. against either Juniata Mennonite or Blair County Christian.
Christian 2 (OT)
NORTHUMBERLAND -- Madison Burrows scored late in the second half off an Emily Benfer assist to tie the game for Meadowbrook Christian with Northumberland Christian and the two remained deadlocked the rest of the way.
The tie gives the Warriors (19-1-2, 10-0-2 ACAA) and Lions (16-0-2, 10-0-2 ACAA) a shared Eastern Division title.