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Indians' upset bid falls short

September 03, 2005|By JACK HILL III

WAYNESBORO, Pa.

The Waynesboro Indians stayed even with the Camp Hill Lions step by step, until they got to the final step.

A missed extra-point attempt in the fourth quarter cost Waynesboro dearly, as Camp Hill, the defending Mid-Penn Conference Capital Division champions, escaped with a 28-27 win Friday night in the opener for both teams.

"It's a heartbreaker," Waynesboro coach Darwin Seiler said. "The kids played their hearts out for four quarters. It's tough to take a close loss like this. If we continue to play as hard as we did tonight, we will be all right."

With Waynesboro trailing 28-21, quarterback Cory Livengood fired a 37-yard touchdown pass to Devin Simms with 1:12 remaining in the fourth. The Indians were going for the extra point when the Lions were called for being offsides.

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A little closer to the goal line, Waynesboro chose to go for a two-point conversion, but was penalized for a delay of game.

The Indians then decided to go back to their original plan of attempting an extra-point kick. After making his first three kicks, junior R.J. Finafrock missed this one wide left.

The Lions then ran out the clock to seal the victory.

"It's always nice to win," Camp Hill coach Frank Kindler said. "Waynesboro has a nice team. Darwin Seiler did a good job preparing them for this game. Both of us worked hard. We were fortunate that the ball went the right way for us and the wrong way for them on the extra-point kick."

How close was the game? Both teams finished with 335 yards of total offense.

Waynesboro senior Mike McKenzie gained 210 yards on 20 carries for an average of 10.5 yards per carry. He scored a pair of touchdowns on runs of 50 and 75 yards.

Livengood finished with 81 passing yards and scored on a 1-yard touchdown run.

Michael Davis had 164 rushing yards on 12 carries - an average of 13.7 yards per carry - and had an 80-yard TD run for Camp Hill.

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