The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


September 15, 2013

H.S. football notebook: Shikellamy quarterback Kemberling rounds into form


Both took advantage of their new offensive roles.

Aikey carried the ball 18 times for 158 yards and three touchdowns, while Palmer toted the rock seven times for 37 yards and a TD.

"Our mind set was different. Our mentality was a little different up front and it was different the way we ran the ball," Lewisburg coach Jeremy Winn said. "It can open up a lot of things for us if we can run the ball."

WHOOPS! There may have been some area fans that had flashbacks of the 1990 Missouri vs. Colorado game on Friday at Glenn Ressler Field at Line Mountain High School.

A mistake by the officiating crew allowed Line Mountain to run a play on "fifth down," after the game should have ended.

From the Juniata 3, Line Mountain quarterback Ryan Reed spiked the ball to stop the clock on first-and-goal. On second down, Reed took off up the middle, coming up just inches shy of the goal. On third down, Reed fumbled the snap, but managed to fall on it. With no timeouts and the final seconds ticking through the teens, Reed and Line Mountain quickly set up and spiked the ball on fourth down.

However, the officiating crew at some point failed to flip the down marker, and allowed Line Mountain to set up on the 3-yard line for a "fifth-and-goal."

The pass attempt on the extra down was incomplete, and Juniata held on for the exciting win.

BUSY, BUSY: Southern Columbia junior Luke Rarig must have slept well Friday night. In addition to providing excellent pass coverage from his cornerback spot, including an interception to set up the Tigers' second touchdown against Mount Carmel, the 6-foot, 180-pound Rarig took up where he left off last year as the kickoff man. His boots -- and there were plenty because his team kept scoring -- all went inside the 20, with the shortest to the 18 and the longest (not counting a pair of touchbacks) to the 1.

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