Irish must face star Camp Hill QB

(Carlisle) Sentinel (TNS)

It’s been a good year for Michael Shuster.

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The senior quarterback is in the midst of leading Camp Hill on what the team hopes is a long playoff run.

In Friday’s District 3-A semifinal win over Millersburg, Shuster displayed the skillset that makes him arguably the best quarterback in the Mid-Penn. Shuster manipulated the pocket with aplomb, taking the right step in the right direction at the right time routinely. He had an interception, but Shuster finished 6-for-10 with two touchdowns, including a perfectly-thrown strike to Logan Vallati for a 58-yard touchdown right before halftime.

It’s the kind of game that helped Shuster land a preferred walk-on spot at Michigan.

“He’s just more comfortable period,” Lions head coach Frank Gay said after Friday’s win of Shuster’s continued development.

Shuster is among Mid-Penn leaders with 2,320 passing yards and 30 TDs, and has completed 58.8 percent of his passes while rushing for seven scores and another 518 yards.

And now, Shuster and the Lions have their sights set not only on repeating as District 3-A champions — where they must once again beat York Catholic at Hersheypark Stadium on a Friday afternoon — but also making a run for a state championship.

“I don’t know how to put it into words,” Shuster said after Friday’s win. “It’s been everything I’ve expected it to be so far.”

When asked if he believed he’d be at this point when he was just a freshman at Camp Hill, his response was simple.

“No, probably not,” Shuster said.

Well, now he is, and Camp Hill is thankful for it.