Saturday, September 18, 2010

CBAA plans another fund raiser

The Columbia Boy's Athletic Association will hold a sports auction on Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Wenger Center, 229 Walnut St., from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
For more information, call 314-2714 or 572-7149.

Week Three notebook

Other updates
Monday, the junior varsity team lost to Northeastern. Tuesday, the 7th and 8th grade team outscored E-town, 44-42 and Thursday, the ninth grade team was an 18-14 winner over Pequea Valley.

Columbia had two big injuries during the game. Quarterback Tyler Harrison was injured running a keeper with about seven minutes in the first half following a 2-yard gain. In the second half. Brock Taylor, who returned a pick for a score in the first half, was injured following a fourth quarter carry.

In 2011
The Tide's schedule barring last minute changes will be the same, switching the home and away dates. That means Columbia will travel to Boone next year. Boone is a Class AAAA team and leads the series with the Tide 3-2. Like Northeastern last week, this week's game at Boiling Springs will be the first between the Tide and the Bubblers. Boiling Springs replaces L-S on the Tide's schedule. While league play opens this week for the rest of the L-L League, because of the odd number of teams in Section 3, the Tide has another non-league game.

Boiling Springs directions
Remember this is a Penn State home weekend, so there will be plenty of traffic going up through the Harrisburg area. Here is a link to the directions from the South Middleton School District web page:

Been there before
Although this is the first meeting between the two schools, the Tide has played at Boiling Springs once before in the District Three playoffs.I believe it was one of those games back in the mid to late 1990s vs. Scotland.

Turovers favor Tide
The Tide turned the ball over twice last night, both fumbles. One fumble was midway through the second quarter at the Boone 5, it led to a Blazer score, whic gave DB a 21-13 lead.The second was on the ensuing kickoff, when Boone's short kick was not fielded by the Tide/
But the Tide ended up plus one, picking off three passes -- one returned for a score by Taylor and the other two were by John Markley.

Tide's numbers
Officially, the Tide finished with 153 yards on the ground led by Shakim McElwain with 67 yards and Taylor with 59 yards. Johnny Vazquez added 39 yards. Passing wise, Harrison was 3-for-5 for 55 yards and back-up Seth Lefever was three for nine for 32 yards. Michel Burke caught 4 passes for 85 yards.
On the down side, teh Tide gave up 253 yards on the ground and 294 through the air.
Columbia also punted seven times and had a season-ow seven first downs.
The defense touchdown scored by Taylor in the first half was the Tide's first of the year and the 10th defensive point of the season by the Tide, who picked up four points on safeties against Eastern.
The five touchdown passes were the first given up by the Tide this season.

Updated District Three records

Last season, the District Three Class A football playoffs had just six teams make the post season.
And three weeks into the 2010 sesason, there could be an odd number of teams again. In 2010, there are just 10 Class A teams and already three of those are winless.
The winless teams at 0-2 are Carson Long and Fairfield, along with former Class A power Camp Hill.
Out of the three, Camp Hill might be the only team with a chance of winning.
There are no unbeaten teams in the Class A field. With 2-1 records are Steel-High, Reading Central Catholic, York Catholic, defending champ Millersburg and Halifax, who went winless last year.
The Crimson Tide and Upper Dauphin are 1-2.

Yard sale at Glatfelter

The Columbia Boy's Athletic Association held its fall yard sale today at Glatfelter Field.

Church holds yard and soup sale

St. James Lutheran Church held its annual yard and soup sale today.

Other game stories

Boiling Springs, Columbia's final non-league opponent is 2-1 after a win over Milton Hershey. Here is the Carlisle Sentinel story:

Elco, the Tide's first league foe is 0-3 following a loss to Lebanon: Here is the Lebanon Daily News story:

Northern Lebanon, under new coach Roy Wall is also 0-3 after getting thumped by Hamburg: Here is the Lebanon Daily News story:

Annville-Cleona put up a lot of points in winning its first game of the season: The story from the Lebanon Daily News:

Lancaster Catholic wins a tight one over city rival McCaskey. The Intell-New Era story:

Pequea Valley continues to score points, but they are giving up a lot: The Intell-New Era story:

Donegal continues to struggle, losing its second game of the seasaon. The Reading Eagle story:

Other views of last night's game

Intell/New Era story:

Reading Eagle: