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Dragons Victorious in Opener


September 1, 2022

Gary M. Baranec

Central's Jeff Hoenstine (2) Eli Lingenfelter (22) and Dalton Metzger (10) celebrate after breaking up a desperation throw in the end zone to Bishop Guilfoyle's Will Tobin winning their season opener 21-20 Saturday at Altoona's Mansion Park.

The Central Dragons traveled to Mansion Park to face the Bishop Guilfoyle Marauders in their season opener. A nail-biting game that came down to the final minute left the Dragons with a mere one-point lead to end the game 21-20.

After a fumble recovery for the Dragons in a scoreless first quarter, their momentum led to a 10-yard pass from Jeff Hoenstine to Eli Lingenfelter to score with 11:53 remaining until halftime. A failed punt left the Marauders with the ball on the three-yard line, and a quick run left the score tied with 6:07 left.

A Central drive ending with a 22-yard pass to Linge...

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