Meadville Tribune


October 4, 2013

High School Football: Spa looks to keep streak alive against defending champs

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS — Cambridge Springs had every reason in the world to believe it was going to have a pretty successful football season this fall.

But back in August head coach Clint Rauscher was sure to keep everything in perspective.

“We didn’t have a tremendous amount of success last year,” Rauscher said during camp. “We do return nearly everyone, but we didn’t return them from a 10-0 team. We can’t let the little things go like we did last year. That’s really the big difference. We need to commit better and I think they have so far.”

That committment continued into the season and heading into Week 6 the Blue Devils find themselves in rare company as one of only five remaining unbeaten teams in District 10. But tonight, the Devils face one of their toughest tasks of the season: beating defending Region 2 champion Eisenhower, who has already beaten two other Crawford County teams this season.

“We’re real excited about the opportunity,” Rauscher said. “We’ve worked real hard to get here.

“They are a good football team, for certain they are. They are really big up front. They know how to win.”

Eisenhower enters tonight’s game at 4-1 overall and 4-0 in Region 2. The Knights’ last two wins have been nailbiters. In Week 4, Eisenhower topped Mercyhurst Prep 29-26. Then last week, the Knights scored with nine seconds left and converted the two-point conversion to beat Cochranton 29-28.

Cambridge Springs hasn’t been in a real close game all season. In fact, the Blue Devils have outscored their opponents 235-38.

One key for the Blue Devils (5-0, 4-0 Region 2) will be controlling the Knights at the line of scrimmage.

“They show a couple different fronts, but give you a typical spread look,” Rauscher said. “They come and try to ram it down your throat because they are so big up front. That is one thing we really need to control.”

Alex Johnson has provided most of the damage for the Knights and enters the contest with 601 yards on 70 carries and eight touchdowns, though he can’t be the Blue Devils’ only concern.

Quarterback Rob Wilston is plenty capable as well. The senior has completed 31 of 54 pass attempts for 579 yards and eight touchdowns.

Cambridge Springs’ one-two punch is just as lethal. Colton Noble has tallied 824 yards on 83 carries so far with 15 touchdowns. Quarterback Devin Walker has 335 yards passing and 348 yards rushing with 10 total touchdowns.

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