Shippensburg remains perfect

The Greyhounds running attack was lead by Traevon Kater with 110 yards and two touchdowns and Amari Kerr (pictured above) with 74 yards and a Touchdown. (file photo from Casey Kauffman.)

By JD Davidson
ELLIOTSBURG- The Shippensburg Greyhounds improved to 8-0 on the year with a 48-14 thumping of West Perry.  The Hounds racked up 323 rushing, 100 passing for a total of 423 yards in the game and held the Mustangs to 83 rushing, 182 passing for a 265 total.

The Hounds jumped out early 6-0, but then fell behind for the first time this season and trailed 14-6.  The Greyhounds opening drive, after a three an out by West Perry, a 10 play 65 yards drive capped by an Anthony Smith 1 yard run.  The kick was wide to the right.

Shippensburg had another opportunity after Carter Funk recovered a Mustang fumble inside the West Perry 20.  The Hounds, however, had fourth and ten and lost a fumble back to West Perry.

West Perry struck quick a second down pass from Marcus Quaker to Ian Goodling covered 85 yards for the score and the kick put the home team up 7-6.  The Hounds lost another fumble as they drove deep into Mustang territory as they tried to answer.  West Perry turned that turnover into points with a 6 play 83-yard drive, highlighted by Quaker to Goodling for 65 yards.

The Hounds wasted little time answering as Keegan Kissinger returned a short kick 52 yards to the West Perry 17.  Four plays later Tucker Chamberlin rolled around left end for an 11-yard score (2 pt conversion failed).  Shippensburg took the lead for good after forcing a punt and Traevon Kater ripped off a 53 yard run for the score (Smith ran in the 2pt conversion) for a 20-14 halftime lead.

Shippensburg took the second half kickoff and marched 82 yards in 10 plays and let the defense take over.  Kater finished off the drive with a 6 yard run.  Amari Kerr added a 45 yard  run, Conner Foust a 25 yard interception return for a TD and Jasaun Gonzalez ended the scoring with an 8 yard run.

Kater lead the Hounds ground game with 113 yards and Kerr added 74.  The Hounds out of character put the ball on the ground four times and lost 2 (over the first seven games 10 and 3).

On the defensive side Smith was racking havoc in the Mustang backfield, he had 5 tackles (4 solo, 1 assist) all for losses 2.5 for loss and 2 sacks for 20.5 yards in losses.  Brock Herd lead with 7 tackles, Funk added 6 and Brent Jones 5.

The Greyhounds host East Pennsboro Friday night.

Some season stats.  Kater leads with 492 rushing yards, Nathan Beam 444 and Kerr 347.  Chamberlin passing 42-73-2  862  12 TDs  Receptions Erby Weller 25-566 8 TDs, Smith 11-221 3 TDs Smith leads with 50 points, Weller 48 and Kerr 36.  On the defense Herb leads with 58 tackles, Jayson Funson 46 with Smith and Funk at 40 each.  Herb 31 solo, Smith 26 and Funson 22.  Herb 27 assists, Funson and Foust 24 assists.  Smith 9.5 for loss and 6.5 sacks.  Blake Orndorff 4 INTs and Koser 2 fumble recoveries.

Shippensburg 6 14 22 6 48
West Perry      7 7 0 0     14

First Quarter
(S) Anthony Smith 1 run (kick failed) 5:38
(WP) Ian Goodling 85 pass from Marcus Quaker (Goodling kick) 1:27
Second Quarter
(WP) Goodling 65 pass from Quaker (Goodling kick) 7:12
(S) Tucker Chamberlin 11 run (run failed) 4:54
(S) Traevon Kater 53 run (Smith run) 2:11
Third Quarter
(S) Kater 6 run (Chamberlin run) 7:07
(S) Amari Kerr 45 run (Noah Henry kick) 4:38
(S) Conner Foust 25 int return (Henry Kick) 3:39
Fourth Quarter
(S) Jasaun Gonzalez 8 run (kick blocked) 8:08

 ShippensburgWest Perry
First Downs128
Pass -Yds100182

Rushing-(S) Kater 10-113, Kerr 3-74, Diesel Koser 7-46, Nathan Beam 10-40 Keegan Kissinger 2-19, Tu.Chamerlin 1-11, Trey Chamberlin 2-9,Gonzalez 1-8, Kaden Shope 2-3, Smith 1-1, Team 1-(-1).
(WP) Quaker 15-40, Brad Hockenberry 9-28, Derek Snook 5-18, Hunter Thoman 2-1, Tucker Ziegler 2-(-1 ), Trent Herrera 1-(-3).
Passing-(S) Chamberlin 3-5-0  100. (WP) Quaker 6-11-2 182.
Receptions-(S) Smith 2-20, Erby Weller 1-80. (WP) Goodling 5-173 Dylan Gutshall 1-9.

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