Former Cumberland Valley LB Kevin Snyder promoted to Denver Broncos' active roster
By Eric F. Epler, PennLive
The Denver Broncos promoted linebacker Kevin Snyder from the practice squad to the active roster, the team announced Saturday prior to Monday's game at Kansas City. With inside linebacker Todd Davis (ankle) inactive for Monday's game at Kansas City, Snyder's promotion added depth with Zaire Anderson gaining the start alongside Brandon Marshall. Kansas City defeated Denver 29-19. Snyder, who starred at Cumberland Valley and Rutgers, signed with Detroit as an undrafted free agent in 2015. The 6-2, 240-pounder was signed to practice squads for the New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers before signing with the Broncos last season. Although cut by Denver in September, Snyder re-signed a reserve/futures contract with the Broncos last week. The Broncos also waived punt returner Hunter Sharp last week. Snyder, who rushed for nearly 1,400 yards during his senior year at Cumberland Valley, totaled 229 tackles over four seasons at Rutgers.
Manheim Twp. and Cumberland Valley put on a classic in the first football meeting between the two central Pa. powers. The Blue Streaks withstood a late Cumberland Valley rally for the 24-21 victory to win their first District 3 title in Saturday’s Class 6A final at Hershey Park Stadium. Manheim Twp. quarterback Luke Emge recovered an onside kick with 1:22 left to help seal the win. The Blue Streaks (12-1) will play WPIAL champion Pine-Richland (14-0) in next Saturday’s PIAA Class 6A semifinal at Mansion Park Stadium in Altoona. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m.
OFFENSIVE STARS: Emge completed 15-of-22 passes for 172 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Grayson Sallade totaled 110 yards and a score on 27 carries. CV (10-3) quarterback Jared Plessinger finished 14-of-22 for 224 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Charlie Katshir had seven catches for 157 yards and a score while logging four carries for 26 yards and a TD.
DEFENSIVE STARS: Linebacker Christian Arrington anchored CV’s defense with 12 tackles including three tackles for loss. Jake Hart made 10 stops and Cole McCoy picked off a pass. Riley Morgan made a team-high six tackles for Manheim Twp. Rece Bender recorded an interception and James Starer recovered a fumble.
Broncos make two roster moves
By Jon Heath
The Denver Broncos promoted linebacker Kevin Snyder from the practice squad Saturday, perhaps a sign that linebacker Todd Davis (ankle) won’t be able to play against the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday. Davis is officially listed as questionable on the team’s injury report this week. If Davis is inactive for “Monday Night Football,” expect Zaire Anderson to start next to Brandon Marshall at middle linebacker with Jerrol Garcia-Williams and Snyder serving as the team’s backup inside linebackers. Snyder (6-2, 245 pounds) entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of Rutgers with the Lions in 2015. After spending time on the practice squads of the 49ers and Patriots, Snyder signed with Denver’s practice squad late last season and re-signed to the practice squad earlier this week. To make room for Snyder on the 53-man roster, the Broncos waived wide receiver Hunter Sharp. If Sharp clears waivers, he will likely be re-signed to the practice squad. Denver still has an open spot on the roster — that spot will likely be filled by linebacker Shane Ray, who is yet to be officially promoted from injured reserve.
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By Aaron Carr/PennLive
Manheim Twp. edges Cumberland Valley to win District 3 Class 6A title
GAME-CHANGING PLAY: Facing fourth down and 2 from the CV 30-yard-line, Emge hit Hilton Ridley for a 20-yard gain. Sallade took a handoff 10 yards for the score on the ensuing play to put the Blue Streaks up 24-14 with 6:50 to play.
KEY STAT: Manheim Twp. was 4-for-4 on fourth down attempts. The Blue Streaks were 2-for-2 on their second scoring drive of the game.
THEY SAID IT:
MT head coach Mark Evans, on the district title win: “I’m so proud of these guys. The coaching staff is a great group of guys to be around. It’s genuinely a family. I feel phenomenal. This is great. It’s just awesome.”
CV head coach Michael Whitehead, on MT’s ability to control the clock: “We were scoring quick and that’s not normally what we do. They did a good job running the ball against us. We knew they were very capable of that coming in and that’s what we were focusing on this week. They’re very multi-dimensional. They can power you a little bit and then spread you out. Our defense battled all game, we just didn’t get any turnovers like we normally get and they were just the better team tonight.”
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