COCHRANTON, Pa. – In a battle of Region 2 unbeatens, it was Jack Martinec and Cochranton that got the best of Eisenhower, 34-13.
The loss snaps an 11-game regular-season winning streak for Eisenhower dating back to October of 2019.
Martinec had his second consecutive 200-yard rushing game, carrying for 265 yards and three touchdowns, while Noah Cummings tossed a pair of touchdowns.
Cummings got the scoring going early in the first quarter, connecting with Blake Foulk on a 36-yard touchdown pass, which was followed moments later by a 75-yard scoring run from Martinec that made it 13-0 in the first.
Cummings put the Cardinals ahead 19-0 in the second quarter on a 29-yard touchdown pass before Eisenhower got on the board at the 5:35 mark of the second quarter courtesy of a Shawn Pascuzzi to Keegan Eckstrom 65-yard pitch and catch.
That score held until early in the fourth quarter when there was a flurry of scoring. Eckstrom made it a one-score game, 19-13 on a 35-yard touchdown run, but that was as close as the Knights would get.
Martinec responded with two touchdown runs over the final five minutes, including a 50-yarder to put the game out of reach.