Blue Devils wear down Waynesboro for 49-14 rout

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
The combination of offense and defense was on the mark Friday from the Devils. At left, Denver Cordell (11) makes a textbook tackle of Waynesboro’s Johnny Algers.

For a time it looked like Waynesboro was enjoying its trip to neighboring rival Greencastle-Antrim and its new turf stadium Friday as the teams took to the football stripes of Kaley Field. Late in the second quarter the Blue Devils became the ungracious hosts and literally ran to a 49-14 Mid-Penn Conference Colonial Division rout.

G-A (3-2, 2-0 MPC-Colonial) scored first midway through the opening stanza. The upstart Indians who had been riding a two-game win streak answered in the second and the even scoreboard played out on the field through much of the first half. The Blue Devils changed the tone just before the halftime horn. Austin Scott and Tyler Szaflarski each completed drives for G-A and put the home team up quickly by a 21-7 margin.

With momentum solidly behind them the Blue Devils uploaded with four third-quarter scores. Szaflarski and Scott each added TDs and Cordell inked number two and three on the night en route to a 162-yard rushing night. Szaflarksi also topped 100 with 103 yards on 18 totes.

The Devils plowed through with 369 ground yards for the game. The air game was also potent as Scott completed seven of nine passes for 97 yards. Cordell and Aaron Bumbaugh each pulled in three passes. Luke Bitner connected on all seven extra point kicks.

Defensively Grant Murray racked up eight tackles. Gabe Fridgen, Cordell and Szaflarski each produced four tackles.

The varsity Devils play on the road Friday, Oct. 7 at Gettysburg with a 7 p.m. kickoff.

The junior varsity Devils had little trouble following up the varsity game with a 50-0 blanking of Waynesboro. Kareem Aiken scored twice for G-A with one touchdown each from Cameron Chilcote, Devin Statler, Cody Kriner, Ashtin Byers and Ryan Ricci. One of Aiken’s scores came on a blocked punt returned to the endzone. The other came on a pass play, as did the scores from Chilcote and Kriner. Holden Baker threw for two of the TDs and Matt Montedoro the other. Statler, Aiken, Chilcote and Montedoro each ran for two-point conversions.

The combination of offense and defense was on the mark Friday from the Devils. Tyler Szaflarski stiff arms his way to G-A yardage.