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GOTW Preview: Cumberland Valley at Central Dauphin

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It's a heavyweight battle in Quad "A", the Eagles against the Rams. The game plan is simple for both teams.

"We want to be a balanced offense," Central Dauphin Head Coach Glen McNamee said, "and we want to be able to throw the football and run the football. There's no question we've established that we can run the football."

The Rams average over 270 yards rushing per game while Cumberland Valley reaches the 245 mark. The Eagles are hoping to "pound the rock" Friday night.

"We just have to keep pounding them," Cumberland Valley Running Back Joey Heikel said. "Eventually you will bust a big play. I can't wait to play this game. They're got a good team and so are we, I hope it's a good game."

Defense played a big part in the game last year. Cumberland Valley won that matchup, 7-0. That was a typical battle in the Mid-Penn Commonwealth, where preparation is the key to victory.

"I think in the Commonwealth Division, every week there are a lot of big games," Cumberland Valley Head Coach Michael Whitehead said. "This year, we're both undefeated in the league. We're having our normal preparations, no major changes in our preparation, just stick to the same plan."

McNamee explained his team's approach.

"This is the Mid-Penn Commonwealth," he said, "We always, always, try to get better each week and we have to bring our "A" game Friday night [because] you are always going to face a team that will buckle it up."