Exeter uses big first half to power their way to 43-26 win over Manheim Central in Week 12

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The Exeter Eagles put up 36 unanswered points in the first half to help them win over Manheim Central, 43-26 in Week 12.

It only took 8 plays from Exeter to score from the opening kickoff. The drive was capped off with a 22-yard run by Eric Nangle that ends in a touchdown, 7-0 lead for Exeter. The Eagles went on their next drive to get stopped inside the 5. A fumble gave the ball back to the Barons but, the Eagles swarmed Justin Heffernan in the endzone for a safety to make it 9-0 Exeter. Later on, Nangle would get yet another 22-yarder for another score to extend the lead to 15-0. Nangle would score once more with 3 second left in just the 1st quarter, adding a 43-yarder to his name making it 22-0 at the end of the 1st frame. Exeter would ease into a 43-26 victory in Week 12.  

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