Central Dauphin won its first state football title in school history, beating North Penn 14-7 Saturday night at snowy Hersheypark Stadium in the PIAA Class AAAA championship game.
Drew Scales totaled 183 yards of offense, and his work on special teams played a vital role. After the Knights (13-3) from District 1 tied the game early in the fourth quarter, it was Scales' 47-yard kickoff return that set up the Rams (15-1) in North Penn territory.
After a long run by Adam Hollinger, Zayd Issah scored from 2 yards out with 8:08 remaining to put the Rams ahead. That's the way it remained, with CD able to pick up several first downs on the final clock-killing drive.
Scales, who led everybody with 109 yards rushing, caught a 74-yard TD pass from Brandon LaVia in the second quarter to give the Rams a 7-0 halftime lead.
The CD defense limited the Knights to 193 yards on 45 plays. Zach Wilk posted three of the team's six tackles for loss, while Issah led with 5.5 tackles.
Article courtesy of PennLive.com
Central Dauphin wins its 1st ever State Title
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