Each week during the 2020 season we’ll offer some news, notes, tidbits and opinions from each of the five divisions in the Mid-Penn Conference.
CD East not afraid to take on new challenges:
This is just my humble opinion, but nobody has epitomized this strange and difficult season mired by the COVID-19 pandemic like CD East. The Panthers, led by Aaron Blanding, have not won a game this season and have struggled big-time on offense. They were willing to play anybody, anywhere early in the season. And after a week off, they are back at it for game No. 8 this season against Mechanicsburg at The Speedway. The Wildcats were a Class 5A playoff team and had an available date after getting bounced by Governor Mifflin last week. It should surprise nobody that CD East, a team that hasn’t scored a point in its last two games, stepped forward to grab the game. Wins and losses matter, but this season getting in eight games is a victory, too.
Schedule audibles producing entertaining match-ups:
I like this grab-a-game and construct your schedule on the fly mentality. Now, it won’t work during normal times, but it is producing some fun matchups. Carlisle has to be irked after fumbling away an opportunity to beat Cumberland Valley last week, especially now that the Herd’s season is over following an outbreak of COVID-19 cases within the district. Cumberland Valley, a better version of the Eagles now than at any other point this season, are playing Cedar Cliff from the Keystone Division.