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Statement made: Trinity wallops Lancaster Catholic, 37-6

Jeffrey Kauffman:
4th Down Magazine

LOWER ALLEN TOWNSHIP- Trinity ran roughshod over the visiting Lancaster Crusaders as they scored 37 first half points en route to a 37-6 victory at COBO Field at Trinity Friday night.
Lancaster Catholic (0-3)thus far has shot themselves in the foot on offense with turnovers and penalties. They gave up three defensive scores last week to Waynesboro while fumbling the ball away five times. The Crusader defense stifled the Indians otherwise.


W1nning 4 his father: Tommy Kirchhoff and best friend Bobby Whalen carrying on Kirchhoff legacy

By Geoff Morrow

The Sentinel

It wasn’t their finest juncture, but it would be unwise to judge the Kirchhoffs from this indubitably human moment:

Tom Kirchhoff, confined to his electric wheelchair by the effects of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, was unhooked and exiting the family van as wife Staci and son Tommy began walking toward the house.


Game ball winners: Week 0


Each week during the 2017 high school football season, each member of our team--and those working behind the scenes as well at 4th Down Magazine--will pass out game balls to top performers. 

Players will earn five points per game ball. 4th Down will feature the player with the highest point total heading into the PIAA semifinals. We may even throw in a little swag for the overall winner.


Saturday morning QB: Palmyra takes down Camp Hill, Van Buskirk nails 49-yard FG, Adams runs wild and more

By 4th Down Staff

Somebody must have made a deal with Mother Nature for the 2017 version of Week Zero. The opening night of the season was blissfully cool and comfortable for late August.

And a team under stress, the Camp Hill Lions, could not hold up under the heat Palmyra brought in the fourth quarter at Buck Swank.


Trinity outlasts Annville-Cleona, 36-34

By Jeffery Kauffman

The Sentinel

LOWER ALLEN TWP. — Trinity used a heads-up play by linebacker Dante Manetta to grab a 36-34 victory over Annville-Cleona in their Week Zero contest Friday night at COBO Field.

Tied at 34 in the final quarter, Trinity’s Norvell Bartow lined up to kick his fifth extra point. The kick was low and blocked by the interior line of the Little Dutchmen, and an alert Manetta picked up the ball and ran it in for a two-point conversion. The play proved to be the winning margin.

For the full story, visit:

Game story: http://cumberlink.com/sports/high-school/football/dante-manetta-s-heads-up-conversion-lifts-trinity-past-annville/article_0183c502-9524-5ec3-862b-b45297b0aca0.html

Photo gallery: http://cumberlink.com/news/local/multimedia/sports_photo_galleries/football/photos-annville-cleona-at-trinity-football/collection_7e8b4485-4552-575d-8ad3-7042ca48bd7b.html


The Sentinel is a partner of 4th Down. For more Mid-Penn football coverage, go to Cumberlink.com



Five players to watch in Week 0

4th Down Staff

As the 2017 high school football season kicks off, we’re targeting five players inside the Mid-Penn and Tri-Valley League that are in the spotlight on opening weekend.