Football

Greencastle surprises Susquehanna Twp., 20-13

Zach Cole

PROGRESS — Adam Root caught two touchdown passes from Zach Cole and Tavon Cooper ran for a 29-yard score to help Greencastle-Antrim pull off a 20-13 Mid Penn Colonial Division football victory over Susquehanna Township on Friday night.

It turned out to be a wacky first Friday in the Colonial, as preseason favorites Susquehanna and Shippensburg both lost. The Greyhounds were upended by Waynesboro, 22-20.

Root caught a 19-yard pass to give G-A the lead early in the first quarter, and after the Indians tied it in the second, he hauled in a 13-yard strike from Cole.

Early in the fourth period, the Blue Devils took a 20-7 advantage on Cooper’s run.

Cole was 13-for-20 for 183 yards and one interception, while Root caught five passes for 73 yards. David Niebauer led the G-A runners with 76 yards on 15 carries, while Cooper finished with 35 yards on five attempts. Niebauer also caught five balls for 40 yards.

Taylor Conrad led the Blue Devil defense with eight tackles, including one for a loss.

Greencastle-Antrim 20, Susquehanna Twp. 13
Greencastle                      7    7    0    6    —    20
Susquehanna Twp.        7    0     0    6    —    13
First Quarter
GA — Adam Root 19 pass from Zach Cole (Nate Kirkwood kick)
ST — Ryan McClain 5 pass from Donald Leach (Ryan Nickle kick)
Second Quarter
GA — Root 13 pass from Cole (Kirkwood kick)
Fourth Quarter
GA — Tavon Cooper 29 run (kick failed)
ST — Kevin Coleman 16 pass from Leach (run failed)
Team Statistics
                                                               G-A                        ST
First downs                                           14                          19
Rushing yards                                     135                       210
Passing                                              13-20-1                11-18-0
Passing yards                                       183                      104
Total offense                                        318                      314
Fumbles lost                                           0                          0
Punts-average                                     2-40                     5-37
Penalties-yards                                   8-53                     4-40
Individual Statistics
Rushing — GA, David Niebauer 15-76, Cooper 5-35, Cameron Medina 4-11, Cole 2-8, Brady Diller 1-1. ST, Brandon Arkward 15-77, Naszair Porter-Bellamy 9-25, Fedurick Metellus 1-6.
Passing — GA, Cole 13-20-183-1. ST, Leach 11-18-104-0.
Receiving — GA, Root 5-73, Cooper 2-53, Neibauer 5-40, Medina 1-17. ST, Crawford 4-58, Bilal Weidler 1-24, McClain 1-5.
Interceptions — ST, Owen Weiner.

 

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