Devils take care of Gettysburg on gridiron

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
Bob Stoler captured this photo Friday at Gettysburg which appears to be a follow-the-leader shot as Aaron Bumbaugh runs the ball. Trailing is Devin Statler (32).

A dramatic first quarter was just about all the Greencastle-Antrim football team needed to wrap up a 49-7 road win over Gettysburg Friday. The victory improved the Blue Devils to 4-2 overall and unscathed in the Mid-Penn Colonial Division at 3-0.

The Warriors had all the Homecoming excitement they would get with an interception for a touchdown in the first few minutes of the game. That would be all the Devils would allow. In fact after Austin Scott connected on a 42-yard touchdown pass to Denver Cordell, he picked off a pass on defense and took it 35 yards for the score. Tyler Szaflarski iced a 21-point stanza with a 13-yard touchdown run.

While the Devil defense continued to put the clamps on any Gettysburg offensive effort, G-A put up touchdowns in each of the remaining quarters. Szaflarski added scores in the second and third quarters en route to a 134-yard outing on 17 carries. Denver Cordell also eclipsed the 100 yard mark with a score in the third. He ended with 106 yards on the night. Devin Statler completed the G-A scoring with a TD with under a minute to play.

Luke Bitner put each point after attempt through the uprights with seven on-the-mark kicks. Scott was 3-for-5 in the passing department before leaving the game with injury. Cordell caught two of those for 56 yards. Aaron Bumbaugh returned a kickoff 49 yards.

G-A limited the Warriors to just 121 yards of offense while amassing 405 yards of their own. Josh Horenstein collected six tackles, while Gabe Fridgen added five. Cordell had an interception to end Gettysburg’s most promising drive. Grant Murray recovered a fumble.

James Buchanan visits G-A Friday, Oct. 14. It will be Homecoming for the Blue Devils. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

The junior varsity Devils didn’t allow anything on the scoreboard from the Little Warriors, ringing up a 36-0 final on Kaley Field.

Ashtin Byers and Devin Statler each had two touchdowns. Kareem Aiken added the fifth. Cameron Chilcote and Cody Kriner each caught passes for two-point conversions. Aiken ran for another.

Statler ran for 130 yards on the night. Matt Montedoro was 5-for-9 passing, completing two of those to Byers for 78 yards.

Montedoro led the defense with five tackles and an interception. Dalton Webster, Kyle George and Jeffery Seilhammer each had four tackles.

David Woody runs for what would be the only touchdown for Greencastle-Antrim in a 14-7 middle school football setback to Gettysburg last week. Woody racked up the majority of the offense G-A mustered against the Warrirors in the loss.