SHIPPENSBURG - Shippensburg's postseason run came to an early end on Friday night thanks to Spring Grove, which handed the Greyhounds a 24-0 defeat.

There were some low moments in the game for Ship, there are also some things the Hounds can be proud of.

Shippensburg is known for its running game and the Rocket defense was prepared to shut that down. They seemed to have that strategy in mind as the game progressed.

The Hounds were held to just four net yards of offense on the ground. William Burt was the leading rusher with 20 yards on 11 carries.

The Rockets' line was strong and their linebackers were fast, tracking down Ship runners with sideline-to-sideline speed.

"Spring Grove is a pretty good football team," Shippensburg coach Eric Foust said. "They were able to contain our rushing game. I wasn't really expecting that."

TWO 1,000-YARD STARS: The last two games of the season resulted in some impressive offensive stats for the Hounds, as two of their players passed the 1,000-yard mark.

Last week against Gettysburg, William Burt went over 1,000 yards rushing for the year. He finished with 1,084 total yards.

Quarterback Seth Frey joined the club on Friday night. By going 13-for-27 with 176 yards, Frey ended his season with 1,124 passing yards.

About Frey, Foust said, "He had a great evening and a great year. It's quite an accomplishment to pass that 1,000-yard mark. I'm real excited about next season with him. He did nothing but improve his game as the season went on.


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Both Burt and Frey are juniors, and the Hounds expect to see even bigger things out of them next year.

SENIORS LEAVE A LEGACY: The Shippensburg senior class will be missed next season. Seventeen Hounds will graduate in the spring.

The seniors have led their team to the playoffs in each season of their varsity careers, (Ship has made the postseason four years in a row) and leave with an overall record of 26-8.

"This is a good group of kids," Foust said. "They've accomplished a great deal in their time here. They've won a division title and a playoff game. They never quit all year."