When Upper Dauphin punched in a touchdown to hike its lead to 16 points with barely over two minutes left in the game, it certainly looked like it was over.
There was a pretty simple remedy to any problem facing Cedar Cliff in Friday’s district playoff matchup with New Oxford: hand the ball to Jaheim Morris.
Gettysburg’s Austin Heiser stood alone on the Berks Catholic football field, fighting back his emotions while watching his teammates retreat toward the locker room.
The Colonials are playing with house money.
There was nothing about Friday night’s contest that indicated Annville-Cleona was in unfamiliar territory. Just the opposite, in fact, as the Dutchmen looked comfortable and efficient in all phases of the game.
Oh, what a difference a week made for the New Oxford football team.