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High School Football: Waynesboro shuts out New Oxford

September 14, 2012|By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Any job is easy when you have the right tool in the box.

On Friday, the Waynesboro football team had an Adgers and it made the Indians craftsmen.

Running back Johnnie Adgers rushed 37 times for 218 yards and a touchdown while the Indians’ defense pounded in the loose nails for a 9-0 win over New Oxford.

It’s Waynesboro’s first win this season and a nice way to go into the Mid-Penn conference schedule starting next week.

Adgers scored from the 5 on Waynesboro’s first drive of the second half to break a scoreless tie. It was a big relief after the Indians failed to capitalize on great field position in the first half.

“If things are going to work, keep using them,” said Waynesboro coach Scott Shacreaw. “Football can be an easy game when you have the right tools.”

Adgers was that tool, as he carried on 37 of the Indians’ 60 plays. His 218 yards were 79 percent of the Indians’ 266 total offensive yards.

“Anyone who doubted if he could run between the tackles …” said Shacreaw. “He went into the game with the mindset that he was going to take it up the middle.”

Adgers got 99 of his yards in the first half, but the Indians whiffed on three scoring opportunities, which sent them to the locker room with a zero on the scoreboard at halftime. Waynesboro missed field goals from 41 and 29 yards and Adgers had a 16-yard scoring run called back because of a holding penalty.

“As a coach, you run a lot of scenerios through your mind,” Shacreaw said. “I’d almost rather be down a couple of scores at the half than to be scoreless with a team that had been dominant.

“We had a lot of reasons to have deflated sails going into the half. But I could see that they believed when we were coming out in the second half.”

Waynesboro came out and established itself right from the second-half kickoff.

The Indians took the ball on their own 26 and ran off seven plays to march to the touchdown. Adgers capped the drive with his run from the 5 with 9:36 to go in the third quarter and ran seven of the eight plays for 59 of the 74 yards. The other 15 came on a Connor Fetterhoff-to-Ben Petrie slant pass to set up the score.

Waynesboro’s defense provided insurance after the Indians sputtered at the goal line on their next possession.

On New Oxford’s second play, Waynesboro defensive end Matt Bricker chased Colonials quarterback Anthony Lippy into the end zone and tackled him for a safety at the 3:50 mark of the third quarter for a 9-0 lead.

From there, the defense got the majority of its six sacks for 43 yards in losses to seal the victory. The Indians held New Oxford to 54 yards in 32 plays in recording the shutout.

Waynesboro 9, New Oxford 0
New Oxford    0    0    0    0    —    0
Waynesboro    0    0    9    0    —    9
Third Quarter
W – Johnny Adgers 5 run (Kyle Line kick)
W – Safety, Matt Bricker tackles Andrew Lippy in end zone.
    NO    Way
First Downs     3    16
Rushes-yards    20-(-9)    49-234
Passing yards     63    32
Comp-Att-Int    4-22-0    6-11-1
Total offense    32-54    60-266
Punts-avg.    7-28.4    2-21.0
Fumbles-lost    1-0    1-1
Penalties-yards    8-65    5-45

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