The Eagles began to turn the corner during the second half of an abbreviated 2020 season, winning their final two match-ups against Carlisle and Cedar Cliff. It’s been five seasons since Cumberland Valley experienced a winning season and while the chatter might be that this young team is still a year away from truly contending, this is a group that all signs point to arriving early to the party.
Colonial Division foes may find comfort in knowing that Jordan Heisey is cleating up for Division II Lock Haven this year and not making another circuit through the Colonial Division. Heisey is one of more than a dozen impact players to exit the Northern program, but that shouldn’t deter Bill Miller’s crew from making another run at the Colonial Division title.
What to expect from Palmyra is a bit unclear after the Cougars watched the heir-apparent QB Brennan Almond transfer out of the district. Coincidently, Jordan Wamsher transferred into the district during the summer and appears to be at the front of the line to take the first offensive snap of the season under center.
Red Land didn’t turn in its best performance Saturday when the Patriots scrimmaged Big Spring, but this is a team that has the talent needed to make positive strides in the Keystone Division. How far can they get? That depends on how quickly some gents develop.