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Smith leads Indians' march to big victory (8/30)

September 05, 2008|By CHRIS CARTER

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - It was almost as if Waynesboro running back Ian Smith was on wheels Friday night.

Or maybe he had on thrusters.

To hear him talk, it might have been both.

"I just kept trucking and kept trucking. Kept my legs going," Smith said. "I turned the jets on and kept moving."

Smith ran for 205 yards - 143 in the second half - and two touchdowns as the Indians methodically wore down New Oxford to pave out a 21-0 win at Indian Stadium.

"If we would have had a couple more blocks, we could have been up at least 50," said Smith, whose scoring runs of 23 and 69 yards were separated by just 1 minute, 57 seconds in the fourth quarter.

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The 5-foot-5 Smith carried 22 times and led an Indians rushing attack that piled up 311 yards - 215 after halftime.

"We broke their backs on a couple of runs," said Waynesboro coach Darwin Seiler. "We have the speed to take it to the next level."

There was no better example of that speed than Tyler Swope's third-quarter run. The senior motioned right, took a pitch off right tackle and sprinted 53 yards for a touchdown, breaking a scoreless tie with 1:18 left in the third quarter.

"On the play before that we put (Swope) in motion and no one moved with him," Seiler said. "We assumed they wouldn't do it again, so we pitched to him."

Swope got the Indians on the board on their 32nd offensive play. It must have ignited the unit, which scored twice in the next three plays - both Smith runs.

Waynesboro (1-0) could afford the delayed offensive production because of its ferocious defense. The Indians busted through New Oxford's offensive front time and time again, terrorizing quarterback Ryan Luckenbaugh.

Luckenbaugh was tackled in the backfield 11 times, fumbled once and netted minus-45 yards rushing. As a team, the Colonials (0-1) ran for minus-18 yards, with their passing game the only reason they finished with positive total yardage. Luckenbaugh was 7-for-14 for 75 yards.

"I thought we just played excellent defense all game and it gave the offense a chance to get on track," Seiler said. "We're young on defense and our up-front guys I wasn't too sure about. But Mitchell Hudson played outstanding, Jon Blubaugh played outstanding - the whole line played outstanding."

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