The Greyhounds spent all season searching for consistency for four quarters. They opened the District 3 Class 4A with top-seeded Bishop McDevitt and dropped an offensive shootout 43-22 at Rocco Ortenzio Stadium in Harrisburg.
McDevitt had a bit of revenge on their mind for the upset loss to the Greyhounds last year and simply put too many athletes on the field on the offensive end.
A seasoned quarterback in Chase Diehl gave the Crusaders a 21-0 lead as he threw three touchdown passes in the opening half. He threw for 416 yards by completing 14 of 22 passes.
The Greyhounds (6-5) battled back behind Adam Houser and quarterback Carter Van Scyoc. Van Scyoc accounted for 243 yards and Houser accounted for 180 yards in total offense.
The Crusaders were their own worst enemy as they put the ball on the ground eight times, losing four and being penalized 12 times for 133 yards and having two touchdowns called back.
Shippensburg cut the deficit to 28-15 in the second half as Ed Ocker and Houser each scored from three yards and late in the contest Van Scyoc found Christian Melendez from 30 yards out.
house rushed for 40 yards and caught 6 passes for 140 yards.