HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – After trailing 10-0 entering the fourth quarter, Harrisburg scored 11 unanswered, before a final minute drive and 37 yard field goal from Ethan Van Buskirk secured Central Dauphin a 13-11 win.
The final minute dramatics however, are secondary to the demonstration made by both teams prior to the game’s start. Joining hand in hand, Central Dauphin and Harrisburg formed a circle around mid-field as a sign of unity between the two schools. There were concerns of tension and violence at the game following the racist photo which surfaced earlier this week involving several female Central Dauphin students.
“No matter what’s happening, at the end of the day you have a choice and how you respond,” said Central Dauphin head coach Glen McNamee after the game, “And our kids chose to come together and get stronger. I’m really proud of them for making that choice and I think you saw that play out on the field.”
Absent from today’s game was Central Dauphin’s 5-star defensive end, and Penn State verbal commit Micah Parsons. When asked if Parsons is expected to play next week against Chambersburg, McNamee declined to comment.