Cumberland's defense paves way for grid victory
CUMBERLAND -- Cumberland High tuned up for next Fridayâ€™s showdown game against unbeaten Johnston with a 7-0 non-league victory over Toll Gate on Friday night at Tucker Field.
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The Clippers got the gameâ€™s only score in the second quarter when Ben Elliott broke free on a 20-yard touchdown run. Chad Bacon booted the extra point and Cumberland took a 7-0 lead into halftime.
The Clippersâ€™ defense stood tall throughout the game.
â€śToll Gate didnâ€™t really have a scoring threat,â€ť Cumberland coach Chris Skurka said.
Linebacker John Kane led the effort with 10 tackles. End Alex Szymanski came up with seven tackles.
Cumberland is now 3-3 overall and remains 2-2 in Division II-A heading into next Fridayâ€™s road game against the 3-0 Johnston Panthers.