McDaniel (3-2, 2-1 CC) 24, Juniata (0-5, 0-4 CC) 21
What: Centennial Conference (CC) football game
When: Saturday, Sept. 29
Where: Huntingdon, Pa.
THE SKINNY STORY
McDaniel outscored Juniata 17-7 after halftime to rally for a 24-21 victory. The offense finished with 321 yards of total offense while the defense recorded eight sacks on the afternoon.
• John Chamberlin (Williamstown, N.J./Williamstown) ran the ball 20 times for 94 yards and a touchdown.
• Ray Doh (Silver Spring, Md./Blake) led the defense with two sacks.
• Kofi Siga (Upper Marlboro, Md./Largo) had a career-high 10 tackles and a forced fumble.
FOR THE FOES
• AJ Brocato caught five passes for 106 yards, including a touchdown.
THE REST OF THE STORY
• Facing third and 20 from the McDaniel 30, Tim Graham found AJ Brocato for a touchdown. Shaheed Ross had a 28-yard gain on the eight-play drive. The PAT gave Juniata a 7-0 lead with 12:03 to play.
• Isaac Murray (Columbia, Md./Atholton) paid off a nine-play drive with an eight-yard touchdown run. Peyton Denlinger's (Lancaster, Pa./Lampeter-Strasburg) point-after knotted the game with 48 seconds remaining in the first quarter. Aaron Grant (Brooklyn, N.Y./Emmaus Hall) had a 28-yard catch and run on third down to keep the drive alive.
• Dalton Snyder caught a 14-yard touchdown pass from Jason Jones for a 14-7 lead with 2:22 to play in the second quarter.
• Taking over at its own 38 after a fourth-down sack, McDaniel drove 62 yards in eight plays to tie the game on an eight-yard John Chamberlin (Williamstown, N.J./Williamstown) run up the middle with 3:04 to play in the third quarter.
• After moving the ball methodically in eight plays to the Juniata 28, the Green Terror opted for a field goal on fourth-and-2. Peyton Denlinger hit the career-long 45-yard attempt for a 17-14 lead with 851 to play.
• One play into Juniata's next offensive possession, Aris Mayfield (Calverton, Md./Parkdale) recovered a fumble to give the offense the ball right back at the Eagle 42.
• After two John Chamberlin runs, Matt Schleifer (Brick, N.J./Brick Twp.) caught a 27-yard touchdown pass from Ben Igo (York, Pa./York Suburban) for a 24-14 lead with 7:26 on the clock.
• The Eagles converted a fourth-and-10 to move inside the McDaniel 15 on the ensuing possession. Facing third down, Jones found Sean Owens for a 14-yard touchdown, cutting the deficit to 24-21 with 4:26 to play.
THE INSIDE STORY
• The 45-yard Peyton Denlinger was a career long.
• The defense had eight sacks on the day – the most in a game since 2011.
• The offense got the ball back with 4:17 to play and ran nine plays to eat up the rest of the clock after Juniata pulled within three.
McDaniel returns to action at home against Dickinson on Saturday. Game time is 1 p.m.