On Senior night the Shippensburg Greyhounds played their best game, a 27-0 win over Waynesboro. The Greyhounds defense clamped down on the Indians all night and held them to 87 total yards. On Offense the Hounds broke out with 27 points and Ja’nye Statum lead the ground game with 21 rushes for 146 yards, the Hounds first back to crack the 100-yard barrier in a game this season.
It didn’t take the Hounds long to get going. Shippensburg’s opening drive stalled at the Indians eight. The Hounds second drive after a short punch was thwarted on a busted play fumble, that appeared to come out after the Shippensburg player hit the ground.
The Hounds third drive found pay dirt as they capped a 94-yard 13 play drive with a Patrick Eichelberger one yard run. Eichelberger stated the drive a pair of nine yards jaunts. Statum picked up back-to-back third down conversions with runs of four and five. Statum added runs of 19 and 14 to the Indians one setting up the touchdown.
A three and out for Waynesboro and Kaden Shope’s 19-yard return set the Hounds up at the Indian 31. The Hounds, however went backwards with a penalty and two sacks. On third and long from 50 Brady Macjiejewski hit Mark Carothers Jr. on a screen pass that went 50 yards for the score.
The Shippensburg offense got off to a slow second half start with a three and out, but the defense set them up right away. Cody Wenner intercepted the pass the the Indians 34, but the Hounds stalled out at the 22.
The defense again forced a punt and Shope’s 34-yard return to the seven set the Hounds up. Statum on the next play scored for a 21-0 lead.
Shippensburg iced the game on their next possession with an 11 play 70-yard drive. Statum’s nine-yard run on third picked up a first. Eichelberger’s two-yard run on third kept the drive alive. Eichelberger capped off the drive with a 21-yard dart as he refused to go down.
Eichelberger added 90 yards rushing in the game as the Hounds ran for 242.
Waynesboro only got in Shippensburg territory once in the fourth but were stopped at Greyhound 16.
The VFW handed out their annual offensive and defensive players of the game. Statum took home the offensive award. Shope picked up the defensive award with nine tackles (7 solo, 2 for loss, 2 pass breakups) and added 109 yards in punt returns.
Other key defensive players were Christan Wenner with eight tackles, two for loss and a sack and Cody Wenner with six tackles and an interception.
The 4-5 Hounds travel to Greencastle this Friday.