Blue Devils inaugurate Kaley Field with shutout

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
Ian Spencer gets to the Colonial quarterback for a sack. (Bob Stoler Photos)

Greencastle-Antrim kept rolling on offense and kept its endzone clean Friday. The Blue Devil football team rang up 42 points to christen the new Kaley Field turf and the defense made it a shutout against New Oxford.

The Devils (1-1) had no trouble scoring in its opener and stayed on track with another 42, highlighted by three scores from Denver Cordell. Cordell added an interception for a touchdown on defense and Ian Spencer had a career night at linebacker with an unofficial tackle count of 15.

A soggy environment made it a vintage night for Blue Devil rushing to the tune of 363 yards. Austin Scott threw just five times, but one was a touchdown pass to Cordell for a seven yard strike late in the half. Aaron Bumbaugh had warmed up the endzone with a 62 yard touchdown run just a few minutes earlier.

With just a 14-0 lead at the half, G-A looked to solidify things in the third. Cordell iced a drive with a 39-yard run and a 21-0 score. The Devils had taken control and continued to turn it up a notch on both sides of the ball. Tyler Szaflarski completed a drive late in the third with a 44 yards TD run.

New Oxford found a bit of room midway through the fourth quarter, but a fumble at the G-A 14 recovered by Gabe Fridgen robbed the Colonials of any chance of inking the scoreboard. Two plays later QB Scott took the ball 83 yards for the score. Cordell’s pick and run to the zone ended the scoring.

Bumbaugh led the rushing attack with 100 yards on just four totes. Scott had 92 on five. Cordell and Szaflarski each handled the ball 10 times and put up an identical 74 yards.

Adding to Spencer’s monster defensive day, Frank Juarez notched seven tackles and Nathan Hykes had six.

The Devils will continue with non-divisional foes as Susquehanna Township visits Kaley Field Friday, Sept. 16 for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.

Adam Moore runs for yardage for the Devils. (Bob Stoler Photos)