Blue Devils come up just short against West Perry

ELLIOTTSBURG — Greencastle-Antrim scored two consecutive touchdowns in the third quarter to take a 20-13 lead, but couldn’t hold it.

West Perry scored before the third quarter ended to tie the game, then marched for another touchdown to claim a 27-20 Mid Penn Colonial victory on Saturday night, in a game that had been postponed from Friday.

The Blue Devils (1-4, 1-4 MPC) took over with just over 6 minutes left and drove down the field hoping to tie it up. But the drive stalled on the Mustang 8 when a fourth-down pass from Zach Cole to Adam Root was knocked away by West Perry’s Conner Wheeler.

G-A had a first-and-goal from just inside the 10, but a false start moved them back on first down, and they couldn’t reach the end zone.

A Cole-to-Levi Bingaman pass for 43 yards put the Blue Devils on the scoreboard first, but the Mustangs (1-4, 1-4 MPC) went ahead 13-7 before the end of the first quarter.

To start the second half, Greencastle’s Austin Wyand returned the kickoff inside the Mustang 10 and Isaiah Toney-Mayhugh converted on a 3-yard run to tie the game at 13-13.

The G-A defense held and the offense took over. On a fourth-and-1 play, the Blue Devils just barely got the first down, and shortly after that, Toney-Mayhugh broke loose for a 29-yard TD gallop and a 20-13 lead.

But Trent Herrera finished off a pair of Mustang drives with scoring runs, the last with 6:38 left.

West Perry 27, Greencastle-Antrim 20
Greencastle                 6    0    14    0    —    20
West Perry                 13   0     7     7    —    27
First Quarter
GA — Levi Bingaman 43 pass from Zach Cole (kick failed)
WP — Eli Puchalski 2 run (kick good)
WP — Trent Herrera 20 run (kick failed)
Third Quarter
GA — Isaiah Toney-Mayhugh 3 run (Nate Kirkwood kick)
GA — Toney-Mayhugh 29 run (Kirkwood kick)
WP — N/A 12 run (kick good)
Fourth Quarter
WP — Herrera 12 run (kick good)
Team Statistics
                                                              G-A                    WP
First downs                                          9                        18
Rushes-yards                                   27-136               49-284
Passing                                              6-15-0                5-10-0
Passing yards                                      83                      25
Total offense                                      219                    309
Fumbles lost                                         0                       0
Punts-average                                   2-44                   1-40
Penalties-yards                                 4-15                   1-5
Individual Statistics
Rushing — GA, Toney-Mayhugh 9-76, Cameron Medina 8-39, David Niebauer 6-14, Tyler Conrad 2-4, Cole 2-3. WP,  Herrera 18-126.
Passing — GA, Cole 6-14-0-83, Niebauer 0-1-0-0. WP, Marcus Quaker 5-8-0-11, Puchalski 0-2-0-0.
Receiving — GA, Bingaman 2-51, Niebauer 2-19, Toney-Mayhugh 1-8.