CHAMBERSBOURG— Ask Josh Oswalt and he’ll tell you his team’s offense goes through number seven.
And, around Cumberland Valley, that’s all there is to it. But, for those outside the Eagles locker room, ‘number seven’ is quarterback Isaac Sines and, once again, he made the difference for the Eagles in their 23-14 win Friday against Chambersburg. .
Cumberland Valley improved to 4-5 overall, 3-3 in the Mid-Penn Commonwealth. Chambersburg fell to 2-7, 0-6 in the Commonwealth.
The victory ended a three-game losing streak for the Eagles and it was Sines who helped make it happen.
“Isaac is that quiet, really hard working leader,” said Oswalt, the Eagles head coach. “The guys around him are affected because it’s contagious. Our offense goes through seven and when he spreads the ball he works great.
Sines played a part in every Eagles score and he did it in every way imaginable. He opened the scoring with an 8-yard run, threw a pair of touchdowns and even scored a basket in the victory.
Hines was the first to score in this one on an 8-yard run with 4:14 left in the first quarter. He also scored the extra point and the Eagles led 7-0.
The hard-working quarterback threw a pair of touchdown passes – one to Griffin Huffman in the second quarter for 27 yards – and another to Caiden Pines for 10 yards with 3:44 left in the game.
His field goal was a 20 yarder.
Huffman, Alex Sauve and Max Wilken each caught a pass from Trojan quarterback Riley Harmon.
Chambersburg substitute quarterback Jermere Jones gave the crowd some excitement after entering the fourth.
His impact was immediate and he scored twice for the Trojans before the final whistle. The two touchdowns were quarterback goaltenders – the first using a 1-yard rush and the second using a 9-yard carry.
DETERMINING MOMENTS FOR THE GAME
While Oswalt’s offense worked like a well-oiled machine tonight, it was the defense that kept it all intact.
Christian Bigler set the tone in the contest from the start with a big tackle on Chambersburg running back Rashawn Williams and the Cumberland Valley DBs absolutely shut off receivers from start to finish.
After Sines scored in the first quarter, Huffman pulled in a pass that gave the Eagles another possession and a scoring chance.
They couldn’t convert, however, Sauve intercepted a pass on the next drive and this time they scored.
The Eagles defense left Trojan quarterback Harmon with nowhere to throw the ball all night.
THEY SAID IT
Oswalt said, “It was good to go back to doing the things that we do well and to see our guys perform and succeed.” He added, “We just held onto our guns and made sure we let our guys go out and play.
“We wanted to stick to our fundamentals”, Sines said.
“Obviously we were on that three-game losing streak, but we had a good week of training and got some new facilities, and it all came to life tonight. I give all respect and credit to my lineage, my coaches and my receivers who have all come through difficult roads. My lineman blocked surprisingly, and the running backs ran hard. We had a good plan this week and it went well.
Cumberland Valley 23, Chambersburg 14
Cumberland Valley (4-5, 3-3) 7-6-3-7 – 23
Chambersbourg (2-7, 0-6) 0-0-0-14 —14
CV – Isaac Sines 8 yard rush (Isaac Hines kick), 4:14
CV – Isaac Sines passes 27 yards to Griffin Huffman (Isaac Hines kick failed), 8:41
CV— Isaac Sines 20 yard field goal, 4:46
Chambersburg – Jermere Jones 1-yard run (not good two-point conversion attempt), 9:04
CV— Isaac Sines passes 10 yards to Caiden Pines (extra kick from Isaac Hines), 3:44
Chambersburg — Jermere Jones 9 rushing yards (two-point conversion from Jones to Isaiah Brumfield), 0:06
To rush – CV, Sines 21-80, Josh Wagenheim 10-45, JD Hunter 9-39, Bryce Staretz 2-21. Chambersburg, Rashawn Williams 18-85, Jones 10-67, Riley Harmon 7-15, Bryce Flenory 2-4.
Who passed – CV, Sines 5-10-0-104. Chambersburg, Harmon 5-10-3-64, Jones 3-6-0-26.
Reception – CV, Somerville 2-56, Huffman 1-27, Hunter 1-11, Pines 1-10. Chambersburg, Rhaigeon Parker 3-51, Andy Jean-Baptiste 3-17, Malachi Scott 1-14, Brumfield 1-8.
FG missed – Chambersburg, 39 (short).
Interceptions – CV, Huffman, Alex Sauvé, Max Wilken.