A win at the start of the season is always good.
Clinging on to win an opener on the buzzer in a season that was long delayed and never promised, well, Sam Sherry couldn’t hide the excitement in his voice following the 46-43 road victory of Cumberland Valley v Governor Mifflin on Saturday.
“It’s just awesome,” said the 6-foot-9 Elon signatory. “Everyone was waiting for this day. We trained really hard, although we didn’t have a lot of time to train, and we went over there and we fought hard, and I think we played well.
Sherry played particularly well, scoring a high of 13 points. But, despite leading the way, it ended with the end game, a corner turn and throw that sailed wide for Mifflin.
“One of the things we said after the game was, ‘It wasn’t easy, but absolutely nothing this year has been easy, so you wouldn’t expect it to be any other way.” said Cumberland Valley coach David Vespignani. “There was good and bad, but that’s pretty much normal. There are five of us training and we haven’t really had a chance to get into any kind of flow or rhythm. So there have been good things and bad things, but we are 1-0. “
The Eagles came back from a 22-19 halftime deficit.
Ben Drury added 10 points for the Eagles, Max Krevsky had 8 and Kuffa Kuffa had 5.
Greg Suber led Mifflin (0-1) with 10 points, Matt Gehris 9, Evan Lehman 8 and Matt Harley 6.
“It was different,” Krevsky said. “But it’s the same thing we did in the preseason. During this three week break, we all continued to work hard and made sure to stick to it personally. The first week of training went well and today I think it showed. We went out and we fought and we won the game.