Week 4 highlights: Greencastle's perfect record intact after back-and-forth affair
As Friday's game came to an end in Greencastle, the fans stormed the field, and head coach Devin McCauley was hit with a Gatorade shower.
Safe to say this win was pretty special.
The Blue Devils moved to 4-0 on the season with a 35-21 win over Waynesboro. This is Greencastle's first win over its Rt. 16 rival in eight years.
"These kids are special," McCauley said. "They work hard and believe in each other."
Greencastle has had a few blowout wins this year, and early in this one, it looked like the game was heading in that direction. The Blue Devils led 14-0 at the end of the first quarter with a chance to add more, but a turnover gave Waynesboro a shot.
The Indians took advantage, as they even successfully converted an onside kick, to eventually make it 14-14.
"We haven't met a whole lot of adversity this year, and we talked about that, and what we were going to do to respond..." McCauley said. "We could've folded, but this group is too tough to fold."
Greencastle immediately made it 21-14, and once it was 21-21 to begin the third quarter, Greencastle never looked back.
RB Tavon Cooper added two touchdowns from that point, giving him three on the night, that led to the 14-point win.
Cooper had a gutsy performance, as he was shaken up on multiple occasions.
"He's an animal," McCauley said. "He runs so hard. Every time he touches the ball we feel he can take it to the house. That makes everybody block that much harder."
The Blue Devils have proved that they are contenders in the Colonial Division, and next Thursday's road contest with East Pennsboro could cement that point.
Week 4 results
Central Dauphin 42, Chambersburg 35: There was plenty of offense on display in this one, but the running game of Central Dauphin was too much for Chambersburg to handle.
Central Dauphin didn't have any passing yards in the game and still put up 42 points.
The Trojans came back from a 28-14 halftime and had a 35-28 lead at the end of the third quarter, but the Rams were able to push across two touchdowns to take the win.
Chambersburg moves to 2-2 on the season.
Northern 17, Shippensburg 6: Shippensburg's run of regular-season dominance came to an end on Friday night.
The Greyhounds suffered their first regular season loss since 2020 with the loss to the Polar Bears. Shippensburg had a 6-0 lead early but couldn't muster up anything else to expand on the lead.
Shippensburg is now 3-1 on the season as it moves forward to a matchup with Susquehanna Twp. on Thursday.
James Buchanan 27, Halifax 7: The Rockets bounced back from their first loss of the season to move to 3-1.