Shippensburg runs away with season-opening win

Shippensburg football jumped on Dover early and rode a 35-0 halftime lead to a 41-7 win to open the season on Friday night.

The Greyhounds (1-0) were led by a strong running game from the start. Jacob Loy finished with two touchdowns and over 100 yards rushing, and Max Kalb also chipped in over 100 yards and a score. Quarterback Zack Manning wasn’t needed much in the passing game, but his two completions in three attempts led to two touchdowns, both to Isaiah Houser.

“We played pretty well up front and controlled this game from the start,” Ship coach Eric Foust said. “I don’t think anything really surprised me too much, but I do think Dover is a good team. We just played Shippensburg football. We played physical and just did a lot of things well.

Defensively, Ship did not allow a score until the game was all-but over, and Colton Musser had the highlight of the night with an interception returned for a touchdown.

Foust said, “It was a really good start to the season. I just think we need to continue to refine what we do. Defensively, I think there are things we can fix, and on offense we just need to keep doing the things that make us the most efficient.”