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Mustangs roll past Blue Devils

October 23, 2004|by JACK HILL III/Staff Correspondent

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The offense of the West Perry Mustangs was just too much for the Greencastle Blue Devils.

West Perry beat Greencastle 41-21 Friday night in a Mid-Penn Colonial football game.

Senior quarterback Trey Little completed 15 of 19 passes for 251 yards for West Perry (7-1). Little ran for a touchdown and fired three TD passes to 6-foot-2 junior Kevin Kindig, who finished with 11 receptions for 228 yards.

"We were able to hit some play-action passes," West Perry coach Al Ream said. "Trey threw the ball right on the money. Our receivers were able to make some nice catches. Kevin had a really big night tonight. He ran some really good routes and made some nice catches."

West Perry was forced to punt only once and Kindig kicked it 41 yards.

"I think that they executed well on all cylinders tonight," Greencastle coach Chuck Tinninis said. "That is why they are where they are at. Kindig made some nice catches. Overall, they are a well-coached and disciplined team."

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One bright spot for Greencastle (4-4) was senior quarterback Blake Border, who completed 12 of 22 passes for 179 yards. Tinninis said he believes his team can improve.

"Our offensive line has to be more physical, so we can run the ball," Tinninis said. "I also believe that the defense needs to play better."

The Mustangs came out of the gates fast as they scored in the game's first three minutes when Little fired a bomb on the right side to Kindig, who ran for the final half of a 68-yard TD pass. Dan Shaffer then kicked the first of his five extra points.

Mike Scott added a 1-yard touchdown run for West Perry with 1:03 remaining in the first quarter.

Greencastle got on the scoreboard with 8:41 to go in the second quarter when Border threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Tyreek Thrush. Adam Wiestling kicked the first of his three extra points.

But the Mustangs scored two more touchdowns during the final four minutes of the second quarter - on Little's 4-yard run and his 25-yard pass to Kindig - to build a 28-7 halftime lead.

West Perry scored two more touchdowns in the third quarter on a 13-yard pass from Little to Kindig and a 19-yard run by Dan Weaver to raise the lead to 41-7.

The Blue Devils scored their final two touchdowns in the fourth quarter on a 4-yard run by Conrad Myers and a 25-yard pass from Border to Erick Burkholder.

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