Carlisle Mechanicsburg Football

Mechanicsburg’s Brandon Elliott does some mid-air acrobatics to avoid contact with the ground during the first quarter of their game against Carlisle in the season-opening Mid-Penn Conference game Friday night at Carlisle High School.

Wildcats are out in force right now.

Coming off a two-game win streak, Mechanicsburg is once again the fan pick for our Sentinel Game of the Week. The Wildcats (2-1) were picked last week as well in a road game against Northern.

The Wildcats will host Hershey in the season's first Mid-Penn Keystone game.

Mechanicsburg nearly matched its vote total last week, picking up 594 votes to beat the big-school clash of Central Dauphin at Cumberland Valley (369 votes).

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The 'Cats have won two streak over Palmyra and Northern heading into this matchup. The Trojans (1-2), meanwhile, are losers of two straight against Cedar Crest and in-town rival Milton Hershey.

Check back Thursday online and in Friday's paper for a full GOTW preview on Hershey-Mechanicsburg. The Sentinel will have coverage of this game Friday night, in Saturday's paper.

Third in the voting was State College at Carlisle with 44.

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