ST’s speed hurts Greencastle in 38-22 defeat

GREENCASTLE — Susquehanna Township proved to have a bit too much firepower and handed Greencastle-Antrim a 38-22 loss in a Mid Penn Colonial football game Friday night at Kaley Field on G-A’s Homecoming night.

The Indians (4-3, 2-2 MPC) scored five touchdowns and converted four two-point conversions.

Tavon Cooper

“They hit on a lot of explosive plays, and that made it a tough game for us,” Blue Devil coach Devin McCauley said. “And we didn’t tackle well tonight.”

The biggest moment of the game came late in the second quarter. Greencastle (4-3, 1-3 MPC) held a 17-14 lead and had forced Susquehanna into a fourth-and-goal from the 13. But quarterback TD Evans found Javon White for a touchdown pass in the back of the end zone to put ST ahead 22-17 at halftime.

“At times we controlled the tempo in the first half, and hit on a few passes,” McCauley said. “But that touchdown they scored there was a killer. Momentum really swung.”

ST scored the next two touchdowns in the second half to put the game out of reach.

“We played a good first half of football, but they won the second half,” McCauley said.

Tavon Cooper had another big game for Greencastle, rushing 23 times for 113 yards to put him over 1,000 yards for the season. He also added 32 yards on 5 catches.

QB Logan Alvey was 14-for-19 for 128 yards, tossing touchdowns to Jackson Eby (17 yards) and Cooper (4). Seth Stouffer caught 6 balls for 35 yards, and Eby kicked a 24-yard field goal.

Greencastle plays next Friday at Gettysburg at 7 p.m.

Susquehanna Twp. 38, Greencastle 22
Susquehanna Twp.          8     14     16     7     —     38
Greencastle                       7     10       0     6     —     22
First Quarter
ST — Lex Cyrus 52 pass from TD Evans (run is good)
GA — Jackson Eby 17 pass from Logan Alvey (Eby kick)
Second Quarter
GA — Tavon Cooper 2 run (Eby kick)
ST — Dorian Smith 60 run (pass failed)
GA — Eby 24 field goal
ST — Javon White 13 pass from Evans (run is good)
Third Quarter
ST — Lex Cyrus 57 run (White run)
Fourth Quarter
ST — Michael Dawson 22 run (pass is good)
GA — Cooper 4 pass from Alvey (kick failed)
G-A Individual Statistics
Rushing — Cooper 23-131, Darren Kline 4-15, Carter Coons 2-13, Logan Shifflett 3-5, Austin Wyand 1-3, Alvey 4-(-14).
Passing — Alvey 14-19-0-128.
Receiving — Seth Stouffer 6-35, William Young 1-33, Cooper 5-32, Eby 1-17, Coons 1-6.

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