WAYNESBORO, Pa. — It was a tale of two halves Friday night as Waynesboro nearly overcame a 26-point deficit in the second half, but ultimately fell 33-28 to Chambersburg.
The Trojans (2-0) bolted to a 19-0 halftime lead after scoring on their first three possessions and added two scores in the third quarter to go up 33-0 before the Indians made their run at the upset.
Senior quarterback Ryan Martin connected with Jonathan Hopple for Chambersburg’s first score in the opening quarter.
Martin hit Jordan Brown on a 33-yard touchdown pass to extend Chambersburg’s lead to 13-0 after a missed extra point.
After forcing a punt, Brown had a scintillating 65-yard punt return touchdown where it looked as if he was led by a video game controller and put the Trojans up 19-0.
The Trojans offense went stagnant for the remainder of the first half, but picked up after the intermission.
Running out of the pistol formation most of the night, Martin was able to use his legs on a few plays, including a 37-yard touchdown scamper to open the third quarter and push the Trojans ahead 25-0.
Brown intercepted Waynesboro’s Nathan Toney on the Indians’ first possession of the second half that resulted in another touchdown for Chambersburg when Martin hooked up with Devon Ware in the end zone.
The Indians finally got its offense going when Brett Mohn strolled into the end zone on a 6-yard run for Waynesboro’s first score.
Toney found Matt Peck on a 36-yard touchdown toss in the fourth quarter and ran one in on a quarterback keeper to trim Chamberburg’s lead to 33-21.
Peck found paydirt yet again off a pass from Toney that put Waynesboro within a touchdown of the Trojans with 56 seconds left to play. The Indians, however, could not recover the ensuing onside kick.