Gavyn Barnes erupted for two rushing touchdowns and a scoring toss in the first half to lead Carlisle to a 36-28 home win Friday night over Susquehanna Twp. It was Barnes’ first career start at quarterback, where he finished 7-of-20 for 113 yards, hitting Joe Mastrangelo (5-87) for a 25-yard TD strike in the second quarter. Barnes also added a game-high 118 yards on 21 carries, followed by a 19-carry, 98-yard, two-TD performance by sophomore back Trystin Sulich. The Thundering Herd (3-3, 0-2 Commonwealth) jumped out to a 28-7 lead and held on from there.
Big Spring used a balanced offense and got just enough stops on defense to fend off Greencastle-Antrim 25-20 for the team’s first Colonial Division win of the year. Tim Siwy, who got significant playing time at QB for the injured Ethan Lee, finished 7-of-12 for 143 yards and a TD pass, while RB Ryan Adams ran for 88 yards on 12 touches, scoring on a 69-yard run. Zach Hasco returned a fumble 62 yards for a score for the Bulldogs (4-3, 1-2).
Chris Dare for three touchdowns and ran for another, all in the middle quarters, to lead Cedar Cliff to a 40-12 road win over Hershey. Dare, who threw for a career-high 250 yards in the win, had three scores in the the last seven minutes of the first half to turn a 6-6 tie into a 26-6 advantage. He hit Mike Dubas for 46 yards and Brady Ebersole for 58 to close the half. Dubas finished with 81 rushing yards and a score on the ground.