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MECHANICSBURG >> A 21-point scoring binge in the second quarter enabled Shippensburg to break open a scoreless game and the Greyhounds went on to wallop Mechanicsburg 41-12 in a non-league football game Friday night.

Cole Friese opened the scoring with a 5-yard run, Wade Mills caught a 34-yard scoring pass from Tyler Gustafson and Gustafson hit the end zone on a 2-yard run to make it 21-0 at halftime in favor of Ship (3-2).

The opening minute of the third quarter was a blur, with three touchdowns scored on the first four plays of the half.

The Hounds' Dion Ware scampered 73 yards for a touchdown, followed by a 58-yard run by the Wildcats' Elijah Strawbridge, followed by a 69-yard pass from Gustafson to Mills.

Ware then finished things off with a 5-yard run before the end of the period.

Shippensburg did not score in the first quarter and Jackson VanHorne failed to connect on a 28-yard field goal. But its next drive used eight plays to go 71 yards, finishing with Friese's run, and the Hounds had smooth sailing after that.

Ware finished with 179 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries. Tyler Gustafson hit on 8 of 10 passes for 165 yards and Mills snared four passes for 119 yards.

For Mechanicsburg (0-5), Strawbridge ran 17 times for 132 yards and caught five passes for another 49 yards.

Shippensburg 42

Mechanicsburg 12

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Second Quarter

S — Cole Friese 5 run (Jackson VanHorne kick), 9:29

S — Wade Mills 34 pass from Tyler Gustafson (kick failed), 4:41

S — T.Gustafson 2 run (Carter Van Scyoc pass from Cameron Tinner), 0:25

Third Quarter

S — Dion Ware 73 run (VanHorne kick), 1:43

M — Elijah Strawbridge 58 run (kick failed), 11:22

S — Mills 69 pass from T.Gustafson (pass failed), 11:00

S — Ware 5 run (VanHorne kick), 3:05

Fourth Quarter

M — Strawbridge 5 pass from Dylan Smith (no conversion), 0:00

ShipMechFirst downs1411Rushes-yards32-25626-129Passing8-10-010-24-1Passing yards165105Total yards421234Punts03-22.0Fumbles-lost2-13-0Penalties-yards5-308-65
Individual statistics

Rushing — Ship, Ware 15-179, Friese 11-63, Adam Houser 3-19, Tinner 1-(-1), T.Gustafson 2-(-1). Mech, Strawbridge 17-132, Chris Torres 3-3, Michael Humes 1-(-3), Smith 1-(-7).

Passing — Ship, T.Gustafson 8-10-0-165. Mech, Smith 10-24-1-105.

Receiving — Ship, Mills 4-119, Cody Gustafson 3-33, Houser 1-13. Mech, Strawbridge 5-49, Rashan Scales 3-16, Tyshawn Barnes 2-40.

Interception — Ship, Tinner.

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