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Youth Football Weekly Round-Up: September 28, 2023

This feature recaps last weekend’s action from the youth football organizations that chose to partner with  Much of the reporting below is written by the dedicated volunteers within these organizations.  

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     Falcon Youth Football

Red Rose Midget Football League Age group information 


v Conestoga Valley

B (0-4)    Conestoga Valley 28, Cedar Crest 15 

C (4-0)    Cedar Crest 21, Conestoga Valley 14

D (1-3)   Cedar Crest 35,  Conestoga Valley 6


The Falcon “B” Team came out of the gate strong with Jewelz Hernandez scoring within minutes of the clock running. In the second half, Jaden Truss added to the scoreboard after he returned the kick-off for a touchdown.  Sunday’s rain did not stop Hernandez, who had a great game on both sides of the ball. Conestoga Valley would end the game with a win against the Falcons but the Falcons put up a great fight.

The Falcon “C” Team slipped past a feisty Conestoga Valley bunch in a rain-soaked contest in Cornwall.  Torrence Hubbard again led the charge with three touchdowns on the ground from 70, 20 and 5 yards out.  The offensive line turned in a strong performance, as did Jaden Rosenthal and Greg Harris complimenting Torrence in the ground attack.  Defensively, Kyler Fees had a huge fumble recovery and Torrance added an interception to his stellar stat line.  Overall, the Falcon defense was solid in this sloppy, muddy affair. The Falcons stayed undefeated, winning 21-14.

The weather wasn’t going to rain on the Falcon “D” Team’s parade as they took on Conestoga Valley on Sunday. Led by the relentless rushing attack of Cash Shaffer, Chase Reesman, Nathan Bomgardner, and Mason Kleinfelter, the Falcons ran away to their first win, 35-6. One of the game’s major highlights was a reverse play to Alex Harter who took it to the house to seal the game.  The starting defense was rock solid, not giving up a point until half way through the 4th quarter.

Up Next:  The Falcons will play host to Penn Manor on Saturday.


     Lebanon Friendship Cedars

Red Rose Midget Football League Age group information 

The Friendship Cedars enjoyed a bye week.

B (0-3)  

C (1-2) 

D (0-2) 

Up Next: Lebanon will hit the road to play against Manheim Township Blue.


      Lebanon Raiders

CFA – Federal Conference Age group information 


v Palmyra Cougars

Midgets (0-5)    Cougars 28, Raiders 0

Ponies (1-4)       Cougars 12, Raiders 6 (OT)

Peewees (0-5)   Cougars 12, Raiders 0

Smurfs                Exhibition/Skill Development


The Raider Midgets came to play in the challenging conditions.  Even trailing most of the contest, this group continued to battle until the final whistle. The team was short-handed but all eleven available players continued to play and have fun . Amear Anderson and Sincere Burrus led the defense, making several tackles.

The Raider Ponies were in a showdown in the rainy conditions against a tough Cougar squad.  The game was played tight throughout and eventually the two teams found themselves playing in overtime. The Cougars were able to score to take the game 12-6. Though, the Raiders lost they put forth an inspired effort. Bryson Miller scored the team’s only touchdown.  Trae Quinones led the defensive effort and created havoc for Palmyra. This squad continues to be tough, despite the record.

The Raider Peewees played a great game, although they were short players. The defense held the game down for majority of the game. The offense was struggling to get the ball off in the pouring down rain. This team has been making great improvements and plan to use this bye week to focus, make changes, and come back stronger in hopes of finding their way into the win column.

The Raider Smurfs competed in a super rainy showdown against the Palmyra Cougars. It was a tough, cold and slippery game, but the Smurf team continued to play. Palmyra struck first, but the young Raiders marched down and Xzayvion Baker punched it for an early touchdown. Baker finished with two TDs on the day. On the defensive end, Caitlyn Fields, Donovan Smith, and Kayden Sully held their own and made plenty of tackles.

Up Next: The Raiders will enjoy a bye before returning next week to play at Swatara.


Kayden Sully (Smurf) makes the tackle to stop palmyra from scoring.
Donovan Smith with a nice 10 yard carry on this play!

     Myerstown Panthers

Berks Area Youth Football League Age group information 


@ Oley Valley

Midget (2-1)      Oley Valley 19, Panthers

Mites (1-2)         Oley Valley 27, Panthers 0

Mighty Mites (2-1)  Panthers 19, Ole Valley 6


On the rain-soaked Sunday, the Myerstown Midgets traveled to play unbeaten Oley Valley.  Myerstown fumbled on the opening play of the game. On the drive that followed, Oley turned that turnover into 7 points to take the lead.  After that miscue, The Panthers recovered to rattle off 18 unanswered points.  Oley then scored late in the third quarter making the score 18-13.  With two minutes to go, Myerstown was stopped 3 inches short of a first down on a 4th down and 6 yards to go on the 25-yard line.  Oley would then score on a 42-yard running play with 1:25 left to take a 19-18 lead.  This heartbreaking loss was Myerstown’s first of the season, while Oley improved to 2-0-1.

The Mites lost their game 27-0, while the Mighty Mites won 19-6.

Up Next: On Sunday, the Panthers will host Hamburg at ELCO High School.



     Northern Lebanon Vikings

CFA – Federal Conference Age group information 


@ Waynesboro Stallions

Midgets (3-1)    Vikings 25, Stallions 0

Ponies (4-0)      Vikings 14, Stallions 0

Peewees (2-2)   Vikings 9, Raiders 0

Smurfs               Exhibition/Skill Development


The Northern Lebanon Midget Football Association had a great weekend. On Friday night they were welcomed at the high school for the varsity game. All of the cheerleaders and Football players were called on to the field pregame and the cheerleaders joined the varsity cheerleaders on the sideline to cheer during the game. This is always a fun night for the organization that the kids really enjoy.  Although the JV games got postponed on Saturday, the varsity teams made the long trek to Waynesboro on Sunday to battle with the Stallions in the rain.

The Viking Midgets improved their record to 3-1, defeating Waynesboro by a score of 25-0. QB Blake Burdick started the scoring with a 1 yd TD run. He also threw 2 TD passes to Landon Copenhaver for 35 yards 5 yards. Christian Spencer had another good day rushing for the Vikings, scoring on a 5-yard TD run. Defensively, Dakota Dengler had an interception. The entire Defensive front played an excellent game. It was Nolan Brubaker leading this crew with 4 sacks on the day. When it looked like the Stallions might score at the end of the game, Ty Martin was there to force a fumble that was recovered by Johnny Hilton, securing the shutout win for this squad.

The Viking Pony squad kept their record unblemished by defeating Waynesboro 14-0. Scoring both of the Viking’s TD’s was Luke Bennethum. He scored on  runs of 5 and 15 yards. Bennethum and Chris Camasta scored the extra points. Defensively, it was another strong showing for the Vikings. This week it was Blayze Kimm leading the defense. Kimm had multiple sacks on the day and recovered a fumble. Also recovering a fumble for the Vikes was Ray Hoy. Markus Miller had an interception to help secure their 3rd consecutive shutout win.

The Northern Lebanon Peewees evened their record at 2-2 defeating the Stallions 9-0. Lucas Hart scored the lone touchdown on the day with a 35-yard dash to the endzone early in the 2nd quarter. Isaiah Stokrp had a key interception to end a drive late in the second quarter. In the third quarter it was Braiden Harris once again having an impact on the game with a safety giving the Vikings a two possession lead. Later in the second half, a fumble recovery by Kylan Hetrick wrapped up the win and the shutout.

The Viking Smurf team had a fun day at Waynesboro. This young squad took their lumps but battled hard. Brantley Bennethum had a nice 40-yard run for the Smurf squad while Shane Balmer and Grady Weist led the team in tackles.

Up Next:The Vikings head into the 2nd half of the season looking to secure playoff spots at all three competitive levels. This week will be a test for all four teams, as they will be hosting the Chambersburg Trojans.  The action will take place on Saturday afternoon at the Northern Lebanon High School.


Photos from Youth Night

Photos by Susan Dengler


 Palmyra Cougars

      CFA – Federal Conference    Age group information 


@ Lebanon Raiders

Midgets (4-0)    Cougars 28, Raiders 0

Ponies  (4-0)      Cougars 12, Raiders 6 (OT)

Peewees (3-1)    Cougars 12, Raiders 0

Smurfs               Exhibition/Skill Development


The heavy downpour from Tropical Storm Ophelia couldn’t keep the Palmyra Youth Football Cougars from facing off with fellow Lebanon County team the Raiders in a wet and sloppy Week 5 game at Ironwood Community Park in Lebanon.

The Midget Cougars hit the ground game hard. With winds topping 19 miles per hour, the 13U Cougars attack from the sky was muted by still very much present. Multiple touches from many players through the whole roster contributed during the game.

The Pony Cougars seem to really enjoy dogfights and ensuring the local cardiologists stay busy with the multiple heart-stopping moments. The 11U team was in charge the duration of the contests until a final minute break away run by a Raider to tie it up and force overtime. But the resilient Pony squad held strong and stopped then scored to end the game.

The Peewee Cougars took the soggy field prepared for tough conditions. But the 9U team looked look like they found their stride again as they slowly continue to gel as a team. Some massive runs and great clock management by the Peewee Squad made the game feel very short as the edged out their competitors.

The Smurf Cougars got their fur wet first and concentrated on the ground game. The 7U squad went beat for beat and matched the youngest Raiders with a stingy defense and out-paced with quick scores on offense.

Up Next:  Palmyra will host Steelton on Sunday, with the Peewee game beginning at noon.
The 9U Cougars getting a momentary reprieve from the rain during halftime!
Photo Credit: Joe McCracken 

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