Experience usually trumps youth in high school sports.
A youthful York Catholic football team fell to an experienced Camp Hill, 21-7, in the District 3 Class AA final played at York Catholic on a perfect autumn night Nov. 6 under the lights.
The Fighting Irish fell behind early by a touchdown, but quarterback Levan McFadden connected with fellow sophomore Quinn Brennan on a 49-yard bomb to knot the score just before halftime. But, the third quarter belonged to the Lions, whose ball-control passing and running games only gave the Irish one series of downs the entire quarter. When Camp Hill’s quarterback Daniel Schuster connected on a 53-yard strike to go up two scores early in the fourth, it was the final dagger for the Irish.
But there is no despair in York, as the Irish are sophomore and junior laden at their skill positions and up front as well. It is safe to concede that this big-game loss for the Fighting Irish will be experience worth gold come next fall.
By Chris Heisey, The Catholic Witness