Sunday, October 3, 2010

Crimson Tide notebook, week 5

Official injured
Referee Dennis Bachman was knocked out the game with about two minutes left. He was knocked to the ground after being hit by Tide linebacker Bryan Flory. Bachman, an official for 36 years, of Columbia, suffered a broken rib and a bruised kidney and lung.

Big game for 4
A number of players played well for the Tide. The standout was Michael Burke, who caught five passes for 88 yards, rushed for 28 yards and scored twice on offense. Defensively, he had two sacks and a pick.

100 yard effort
Junior Keenan Edmond became the second CHS running back to rush for more than 100 yards this season, joining Brock Taylor in the century club. Edmond, playing his first game of the season due to disciplinary reasons, finished the game with 114 yards and two scores.

Streak ends
The win over Elco was the Tide's first over the Raiders since 2007.

Sunday notebook

After a busy Saturday of people watching at the Bridge Bust, here are some thoughts.
The weather was perfect for the Bridge Bust and probably set a record for attendance. It took me about two and a half hours on the scooter to get over and back on the bridge. People were still paying to get on the bridge up until the time the Bridge Bust ended.
One of the things I noticed on Saturday was the presence of the fire police for the first time in about two years. Following the passing of their chief, John Murphy, earlier this year, they have reorganized. Steve Henry Sr. is the new chief and they will be working toward getting back to doing traffic control at events. They are expected to ratify their changes at their meeting this month and be re-certified by borough council at their next meeting.
The fire police quit doing anything  by emergency calls about two years ago over a funding issue with the borough.
Interviews for the vacant position on borough council are Wednesday night at 7 p.m.

Susquehanna Fire Company report

Sept. 1,  Route 30 and Malleable Road, vehicle accident with injuries.
Sept. 2, Summit Drive and Kennel Avenue Silver Spring, vehicle accident with injuries.
Sept. 2, 901 Ironville Pike, automatic alarm.
Sept. 3, 607 Hearthstone Lane, Mount Joy, building fire.
Sept. 3, 920 Plane St., automatic alarm.
Sept. 4, Ninth and Blunston streets, vehicle accident with injuries.
Sept. 5, 1351 Ironville Pike, vehicle accident with injuries.
Sept. 5, 1 Walnut St. water rescue.
Sept. 6, 16 Elizabeth St., Washington Boro, building fire.
Sept. 6, 3903 Abel Dr., Mountville, automatic alarm.
Sept. 7,   Route 30 Bridge, vehicle accident.
Sept. 7, Codorus Furnace and River Farm Roads, Hellam, brush fire.
Sept. 7, 1624 Lancaster Ave., spill control.
Sept. 8, Route 30 and Prospect Road, brush fire.
Sept. 8, Third and Chestnut streets, vehicle accident with injuries.
Sept. 11, 152 New Haven St., Mount Joy.
Sept. 12, 465 West Main St., Mountville, automatic alarm.
Sept. 16, 3985 Columbia Ave., automatic alarm.
Sept. 17, 128 West Main St, Mountville, smoke detector activation.
Sept. 19, Route 441 and Breezyview Road, vehicle accident with injuries.
Sept. 19, Route 462 and Prospect Road, vehicle accident with injuries.
Sept. 20, Route 30 at the Ironville Pike overpass, vehicle accident with injuries.
Sept. 21, Stony Battery and Indian Springs Road, Landisville, vehicle accident with injuries.
Sept. 22, 3985 Columbia Ave.,  vehicle accident with injuries.
Sept. 24, 160 North Second St., environmental rescue.
Sept. 24, Kinderhook Road and Ironville Pike, vehicle accident with injuries.
Sept. 25, Ninth Street and Ironville Pike, vehicle accident with injuries.
Sept. 25, 582 Central Manor Road, Mountville, vehicle accident with injuries..
Sept. 25, Blue Rock and River Roads, woods fire.
Sept. 27, Route 30 and Kinderhook Road, vehicle accident.
Sept. 27, Fifth and Maple streeets, vehicle accident.
Sept. 27, 50 South Sixth St., automatic alarm.
Sept. 28, Sixth and Maple streets, vehicle accident.
Sept. 28, 138 West Main St., Mountville, automatic alarm.
Sept. 29, River and Blue Rock Roads, vehicle accident.
Sept. 29, 38 Park Ave., building fire.
Sept. 30, 1025 North Plum St., Lancaster, water rescue.
Sept. 30, 1500 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, water rescue.
Sept. 30, 1400 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, water rescue.
Sept. 30, 1703 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, water rescue.
Sept, 30, 2360 Dairy Road, East Petersburg, water rescue.
Sept. 30, 228 South Fourth St., Apt. 4, automatic alarm.
Sept. 30, 613 Manor St., wire fire.
Sept. 30, 1225 Manor St.,  water evacuation.
Sept. 30, 217 Perry St., building fire.
Sept. 30, 1411 Lancaster Ave., automatic alarm.

Tide wins league opener

It's been a while since Columbia dominated a football game on both sides of the football.
One might have to go back to the 2007 season when the Tide put up 66 points in a 66-0 win over Pequea Valley. That  was 25 games ago.
Friday nught the Crimson Tide celebrated Homecoming with a 26-6 Section 3 opener win over Elco.
The Tide is now 1-0 in Section 3 and 2-3 overall heading into Friday's game at Northern Lebanon.
Defensively, a sign that it was going to be a good night for the Tide came on Elco's first offensive play of the game. Tide LB Seth Lefever crushed Elco receiver Eric Ondo for a 4-yard loss.
The Raiders finished the first half with seven yards on the ground and just 30 through the air. They also had just one first touchdown.
The success continued on the first offensive series for the Tide.

On their opening possession of the game, the Tide used five different backs and a couple of completed passes by quarterback Tyler Harrison to move 68 yards in 15 plays, scoring on a 1-yard run by Keenan Edmond with 4:33 left in the first quarter. On the drive, Edmond, Harrison, DJ Wells, Brock Taylor and Johnny Vazquez carried the pigskin. Harrison’s two pass completions on the drive were to Wells and Michael Burke.
Elco then went three and out on their first possession.
The two teams exchanged a couple of punts before the Tide started at their own 20. The running back by committee effort continued as the Tide moved to the Rader 24. But Harrison was picked off at the one on second down, ending the threat and the half.
Elco finally got something going on their second possession of the second half. Behind the running of Dylan Hickernell and Cameron Strausse, the Raiders moved in for the game-tying score, which edned at the Tide 26 when quarterback Tyler George was stopped just short of a first down on a fourth down scamper by Burke.
But the Tide quickly gave the ball back to the Raiders.
This time, Elco cashed in. On the last play of the third quarter, George and Ondo combined for a 20-yard score to deadlock the game. On the PAT, Elco was called for illegal procedure, moving the ball back five yards. It hurt Elco as Austin Lawrence shanked the PAT and the game would remained tied.
But on this night, a day after rains soaked the Columbia area, “High Tide” was about to roll in.
Starting at their own 27, Columbia went to work to take control of the game. Behind the running of Edmond and Vazquez and a Harrison pass completion to Lefever, the Tide had the ball at the 18. On fourth down, Burke took a handoff on a reverse from Harrison, converted the first down and more, scoring with 9:23 left in the game. At that point, Columbia led 12-6.
After forcing Elco to punt, Columbia needed just four plays to score. Harrison went up top and found Burke wide open behind the Elco secondary froa 44-yard score. This time, the Tide converted the two-point score as Harrison played pitch and catch with Lefever to give the Tide a 20-6 lead.
Columbia then turned up the defensive pressure. Kevin Simms had a sack and there were a couple of tipped passes by Taylor and Burke and the Tide got the ball back near midfield. And it was game over, turn out the lights as two plays after stopping Elco, Edmond sprinted 49 yards for a score and the Tide finished off the scoring with a 26-6 win.
Burke ended Elco’s night with a pick of George with 1:06 left in the game.

Mosher is CHS Queen

Jamie Mosher was crowned Homecoming Queen at Columbia High School Friday night.
The daughter of Julie Riggleman, she was escorted at the game by her brother Matthew Riggleman. Her escort for the dance was Cody Danks, the son of Nancy Hendricks.
She is a member of the concert, pep, jazz and marching bands, serving as drum major for the marching band.
Upon graduation, she plans to study graphic design.
Other members of the court were Cody Barton, Emily Detz, Jenna Geesey, Kerri Sawyer and Karley Simms.

Other scores

Annville-Cleona improved its record to 2-9 in Section 3 and 3-2 overall with a 14-12 win over Northern Lebanon.

Lancaster Catholic is 5-0 following a 42-0 non-league win over East Pennsboro. The Crusaders are 1-0 in Section 3.

Pequea Valley is 0-2 in Section 3 and 1-4 overall following a 49-16 loss to Donegal.

Donegal is 1-1 in Section 3 and 2-3 overall following a 49-16 win over Pequea Valley.

Tide looks to stop streak

Columbia will be out to stop a two-game losing streak Friday night when they visit Northern Lebanon.
The Vikings have beat the Tide he last two years by a conbid score of 80-40.
Here is a story on Northern Lebanon's game from Friday night:
Here is a preview article of the Vikings:

District Three update

Although the official District 3 Class A power ratings won't be released until tomorrow or Tuesday, There were some among the Class A field over the weekend.
Holy Name has the best record of the Class A teams with a 4-1 record following a 28-14 win over Hamburg.
Steel-High improved to 3-2 with a 36-26 win over Palnyra.
Teams falling to 3-2 were Millersburg, who lost to Line Mountain 14-12; Halifax, who lost to Williams Valley, 28-13 and York Catholic, who lost to Littlestown, 41-6.
At 2-3 with their 26-6 win over Elco is Columbia.
Here are the other records -- Upper Dauphin 1-4; Camp Hill, 0-4; Fairfield, 0-4 and Carson Long 0-5

College update: Oct 3

This one will be short.
Ben Guiles of Lebanon Valley was held to 10-yards in a 38-6 loss to Delaware Valley. He entered the game as the 15th leading rusher in the nation at the D-3 level.
At Kutztown, Colby Tuell caught two passes for 29 yards in KU's 33-24 win over Shippensburg.