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Mid-Penn Conference News and Notes: Capital Division

Each week during the 2021 season we’ll offer some news, notes, tidbits and opinions from each of the five divisions in the Mid-Penn Conference.

Trinity prepping for a difficult second half of the season:

The learning curve on this new-look Trinity team is going to be in full bloom the second half of this season, which starts this week with a visit to Bud Ecker Field to take on fellow one-loss Capital mate Boiling Springs. Under Jordan Hill and staff, the T-Rocks are significantly better defensively and their offense has gained some steam each of the last two games. This is a different challenge, though. Don’t forget, Trinity came into this season riding a 10-game losing streak that comprised an 0-7 mark in 2020 and three losses to finish the 2019 season. So, being 3-1 at this point is a huge step forward. My curious meter is up for this one.

Roller’s offense a force to be stopped:

The Rollers return from a COVID-19 shutdown week courtesy of their Week 5 opponent, Upper Dauphin. And you see Middletown coming to Cottage Hill and you think, that’s a game I want to see. The Blue Raiders are struggling big-time this season and are coming off a gut-punch loss to Juniata. The offense can’t score, and the Rollers score a lot. Anybody else think if the mercy rule doesn’t come into play at some point in the second half it’s a mild surprise?

Bulldogs riding high en route to Camp Hill:

*Anybody remember the last time Big Spring was a one-loss team with fewer regular-season games remaining than games the Bulldogs have played? Get ready to dust off the archives because this version of the lads from Newville is going to be 5-1 after a trip to Camp Hill.

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