WAYNESBORO — Both teams missed some golden opportunities to score.
But while Waynesboro never did find a way to get on the board, Chambersburg produced a touchdown in each half, plus a field goal, and captured a 17-0 non-league victory Friday night over the Indians at Buchanan Automotive Stadium.
The Trojans (2-1) scored on a pair of quarterback sneaks and a Teegan Humelsine field goal and the defense thwarted ‘Boro’s offense when it counted.
“It was a great effort by our defense,” Chambersburg coach Mark Luther said. “We bent, but we didn’t break, and we didn’t allow any really big plays. Their quarterback (Jaylon Bean) made some plays and got some first downs, but we made enough plays to get them off the field.”
The Indians (1-2) had a great chance to pull within 10-7 in the fourth quarter. They drove inside Chambersburg’s 10, but on fourth down from the 2, a run to the left side by Mikel Holden was stopped short of the goal line by Sedrick Vessah, Avery Kuhns and Shea Makosy.
And, as Holden tried to reach across the line, he lost the ball and it was recovered in the end zone by the Trojans for a touchback.
On Waynesboro’s next possession, Makosy picked off a pass by Bean and returned it 40 yards to the ‘Boro 15. Eventually, quarterback Jermere Jones snuck in from the one to ice the game.
“They tried a slant over the middle and Shea got in front of it and made a nice run after it,” Luther said. “That pretty much sealed it.”
Chambersburg’s offense did not pile up the points, but did move the ball well. In the first quarter, the Trojans started a drive at their own 5 and used 12 plays to go 95 yards for a touchdown, with quarterback Riley Harmon driving in from the 1.
“We had some short passes and mixed in some runs, and (Brice) Flenory had a good run in that drive,” Luther said.
In the second quarter, Chambersburg moved inside the Indians’ 5, but Harmon fumbled the snap and Waynesboro recovered on its own 3.
Later, the Indians moved the ball deep into Trojan territory, but a penalty pushed them back, and they eventually missed a 45-yard field goal attempt. That left it a 7-0 game at halftime.
In the third quarter, Chambersburg recovered a fumble that led to Humelsine kicking a 30-yard field goal to make it 10-0.
Luther said, “We moved the ball and I don’t remember us having any three-and-outs. Every time we had the ball, we drove it. But we should have been up 21-0 at the half, because we left 14 points on the field.”
One wasted chance came on the fumbled snap, and the other was a dropped pass by a Trojan receiver well behind the defense on a ball thrown by Harmon.
“That was a perfectly thrown pass, and we just dropped it,” Luther said. “We had another near interception that would have likely put us deep into their half of the field, too, that we dropped.”
Chambersburg plays at Central Dauphin (0-3) next Friday at 7 p.m.
NOTE: No statistics were available for this report.
Chambersburg 17, Waynesboro 0
Chambersburg 7 0 3 7 — 17
Waynesboro 0 0 0 0 — 0
C — Riley Harmon 1 run (Teegan Humelsine kick), 1:40
C — Humelsine 30 field goal, 3:44
C — Jermere Jones 1 run (Humelsine kick), 3:26