The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

East Juniata News Wire

September 26, 2013

East Juniata looks to get back on track

— MIFFLINTOWN — You might as well disregard each team’s season record.

East Juniata and Juniata enter their Tri-Valley League matchup Friday night with the Tigers standing at 2-2 while the Indians are 1-3. However, the Tigers’ two losses have come against Pine Grove and Tri-Valley, both of whom are still unbeaten heading into week five.

The Indians’ largest loss this season was a seven-point defeat at the hands of Tri-Valley and each game the Indians have played has been tight with their win being a three-point win over Line Mountain.

East Juniata coach Simon Cameron was quick to mention the importance of a win against Juniata for the program.

“It would be huge,” Cameron said. “To get back on track (this season), it would definitely start with Juniata. A win against Juniata would go a long way. Juniata’s not going to make it easy. They’re 1-3 but they’ve been in close games. They’ve come back in the end of all of them.”

Tyler Clark has kept Juniata in games under center as a freshman, throwing for five scores and opening running lanes for three running backs who have seen significant carries for the Indians.

“(Clark) has had some very good plays,” Cameron said. “He’s got an arm on him. He’s made some mistakes but he’s not afraid to throw to a covered receiver. If we can keep him in the pocket and get some pressure on him, that will help.”

Clark threw for two touchdowns last week against Newport but also tossed three interceptions in a 45-42 loss.

Clark has had a number of receivers to turn to with Dakota McNemar averaging 44 yards per reception and hauling in two touchdown passes. Chad Eberle and Ty Treaster have also made an impact at receiver for the Indians, with Eberle and Treaster each surpassing 100 yards receiving this season.

Eberle and Treaster are two-thirds of the Indians three-headed monster in the backfield along with Joshua Newcamp that can hurt opposing defenses.

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