It was cold, below freezing cold but that did not stop the red hot Manheim Central Barons from winning their second District 3 title in two years and 18th overall.
It was a lopsided 48-14 win for the undefeated Barons.
The Cocalico Eagles came out strong dominating the first 8 minutes of the first quarter. But then the Barons put the game into another gear.
Quarterback Evan Simon threw 5 touchdown passes in the game. Three in the first half to essentially put the game out off reach.
Barons’ running back Jake Harbach scored on an 11-yard run and Tyler Flick scored on a 3-yard run.
Cocalico’s QB Noah Palm scored both TDs for the Eagles.
The Barons (13-0) will now get ready for the District 1 champion Upper Dublin (12-1) in the PIAA Class 5A semifinals next week.
Interview with Barons’ head coach Dave Hahn: