JB's streak at 35
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Things looked as if they were finally going the way of the James Buchanan football team Friday night.
Then the second quarter began.
After finishing the first quarter with an 8-6 lead and the momentum and emotion on their side, the Rockets turned the ball over five times in the second in a 38-8 loss to Shippensburg in a Mid Penn Colonial game at Rocket Field.
Shippensburg (1-7, 1-3) snapped a seven-game losing streak, while extending the Rockets' winless string to 35 games.
James Buchanan's last win came on Sept. 5, 1997 - a 15-13 victory over Smithsburg.
"We were really nervous coming in here tonight," said Shippensburg coach Mike Burket. "We didn't want to be the team that they got that first win against."
Shippensburg running back Chad McNew saw to that almost single-handedly. McNew rushed for 310 yards on 20 carries and four touchdowns and added another score on a punt return to lead the way for the Greyhounds.