The competitors was anticipated to get harder when Gov. Mifflin opened the District 3 Class 5A playoffs.
However the undefeated Mustangs simply stored rolling prefer it was one other common season sport, routing visiting Mechanicsburg 68-14 Friday night time within the semifinals.
Nick Singleton rushed for 208 yards and 4 touchdowns — all within the first half — and top-seeded Gov. Mifflin (7-0) rolled up greater than 500 yards of offense in opposition to the beforehand undefeated and fourth-seeded Wildcats (6-1).
Simply as spectacular was the protection that shut down Mechanicsburg’s high-powered offense by harassing Mechanicsburg quarter Micah Brubaker all night time.
“Up entrance we’re simply large and powerful and the corners, we keep on our receivers,” Singleton stated.
The victory sends the Mustangs to the championship sport subsequent Friday night time at dwelling to face the winner of Saturday night time’s sport between Warwick and New Oxford.
Singleton additionally stated the Gov. Mifflin receivers stayed on their blocks properly to permit him to interrupt landing runs of 49, 54, 5 and three yards.
“I can not thank my linemen sufficient,” Singleton stated. “My receivers keep on their blocks actual properly.”
Brandon Strausser scored on a 38-yard run lower than three minutes into the sport by operating up the center untouched. Singleton adopted together with his two lengthy TD runs later within the quarter for a 21-0 Mifflin lead.
By halftime it was 42-6 and Gov. Mifflin was on its strategy to its seventh straight mercy-rule win. The Mustangs rushed for 341 yards within the first half and had 423 yards of whole offense within the first 24 minutes.
“The youngsters are simply enjoying out of their minds,” stated Gov .Mifflin coach Jeff Lang. “We’ve got a very good up-front line and the backs clearly are very athletic and quick.”
Quarterback Connor Maryniak additionally obtained into the act with a 6-yard landing run and 38-yard TD cross to Cam’Ron Stewart.
Strausser scored a second TD within the opening minutes of the third quarter earlier than the starters obtained the remainder of the night time off. Backup quarterback Delsin McNeil ran 68 yards for a landing and Braylon Stewart returned an interception 60 yards for Mifflin’s closing landing.
Brubaker was in a position to make one large play within the second quarter. He hit Nick Morrison with a 53-yard landing cross. Mechanicsburg additionally scored within the second half in opposition to the Mifflin reserves.
However many of the night time Brubaker was getting tackled behind the road and scrambling to get away from Gov. Mifflin’s relentless strain.
“It does not get any higher than that,” Lang stated. “They’ve a particularly potent offense. However our protection simply actually stood in there robust. They’re quick, they’re large, they’re robust. They’re actually enjoying to the capabilities I believed they might.”