Game: Lower Dauphin vs. Red Land
Outcome: Lower Dauphin 13 Red Land 7
Cleezy's Quick Thoughts
Lower Dauphin pulled off what I would consider a slight upset over Red Land with a 13-7 win over the Patriots. Lower Dauphin had lost three out of their first four games. The Falcons definitely needed this confidence-boosting win over a Red Land team that has been among the best in the Keystone Division so far in 2016. Here are a couple of players that stood out to us during the game:
It may have been Cain's first time getting over ten touches on the offensive side of the ball, but he was a big part of their win this past Friday night. Cain rushed 20 times for 134 yards and two touchdowns. Prior to that game, Cain rushed the ball 20 times for 48 yards in the previous four games. Total. All I know is that Cain hit the holes fast, showed some shiftiness in the open field, and finished off his runs with toughness. Cain starts at cornerback for the Falcons on defense, but n my humble opinion, it looks like he's earned another opportunity to show what he can do with the football in his hands.
Crocenzi was probably the best defensive player on the field for both teams. Crocenzi tipped once pass that resulted in an interception for Red Land. He also would block a punt a series or too later for the Patriots. Crocenzi displayed a non-stop motor throughout the night and chased down a few plays from behind. At 6'1", 225, defensive end may be a stretch for Crocenzi. However, Crocezni looks like he could transition to middle linebacker at the next level. Either way, he's a force on the defensive side of the ball for Red Land.
Check out his 2016 mid-season highlights: