Brooms recorded four tackles, including two sacks — the second of which went for a safety in the final 1:40 to preserve the shutout.
Cornwell, a second-team all-Centennial pick in 2017, averaged 41.5 yards on eight punts against the Bullets. On his first punt of the day, he unleashed a program-record-tying 71-yard punt. He dropped three of his punts inside the 20, including pinning the Bullets at the 2-yard line late in the game to set up Grooms’ safety — the program’s first in six years.
The Green Terror are first in the Centennial in scoring defense (11.8 points per game) and second in yards allowed (228.8 per game).
McDaniel is likely gearing up for another stalwart defensive performance this week against a Juniata team (0-4, 0-3) that absorbed a 62-7 loss last week against Muhlenberg.
The Eagles rank last in the conference in scoring defense (43.8 ppg) and total defense (405 ypg).
Juniata’s roster includes former Carroll standouts Troy Blessing (Winters Mill) and Aaron Golberg (Westminster). Blessing has seen action in two games and has an assisted tackle; Golberg has one game appearance.
The Eagles came to McDaniel last season at a point when the Terror had won three of their first four games, and stunned the home team with a 42-41 overtime victory. Juniata eschewed an extra-point attempt in the first OT and used a trick play to post a two-point conversion for the win.
McDaniel never recovered last fall and dropped its next five games to finished 3-7.