Delone Catholic would like to be known as a run-first team on offense. So far this fall, however, the Squires have been about 50-50 with the run and the pass.
Greencastle-Antrim would like to keep it that way.
The Blue Devils (2-0) host Delone (0-2) on Friday at Kaley Field in the final non-league game of the season.
The Squires have fallen behind Trinity (in a 35-7 loss) and Lancaster (33-21 loss) and probably had to pass more than they wanted to.
“They’re still a wing-T offense and want to run, but with the situations, they’ve been 50-50,” Greencastle coach Devin McCauley said.
Delone quarterback Denver Ostrum has hit on 46 of 80 passes for 333 yards, with three touchdowns and five interceptions. Brady Dettinburn has been the top ball carrier, with 17 carries for 125 yards and one TD.
Ryder Noel has caught 12 passes for 153 yards and two scores, and Landon Smith has caught six balls for 77 yards and a TD.
“Their wide receiver (Noel) is good and they move him around to try to get him the ball,” McCauley said. “He’s their best weapon.”
The Blue Devils had some fun last week, rolling to a 46-0 halftime lead over Berkeley Springs, W.Va. and coasting to a 53-7 win.
McCauley said, “You can’t substitute anything for winning, and I was happy that we were able to put them away in the first half. We weren’t complacent and we beat them when we had the opportunity. I liked that we had two special teams scores (a pair of punt returns by Austin Wyand), that we got the young kids in and that we were injury-free.”
G-A’s left tackle, Kendal Johnson was named the offensive lineman and player of the game.
McCauley said, “He goes about it quietly, but Kendal is playing really, really solid football.”
The G-A coach said he wants to see more improvement this week, improve on everybody taking care of their assignments and continue to be efficient when throwing the ball..
Quarterback Logan Alvey has hit on 9 of 16 passes for 134 yards and three touchdowns. Running back Tavon Cooper has been a handful for the opposing defenses, picking up 325 yards on just 29 carries (11.3 average) and three TDs.
The game will be live streamed on MidPennBroadcasting.com and WRGG.com.