HERSHEY >> Greencastle-Antrim got off to a good start Saturday night, scoring the first two touchdowns of the game for a 13-0 lead.
That margin proved to be enough and the Blue Devils fought off Hershey for a 41-31 non-league football victory at Milton Hershey Stadium.
G-A moved its record to 5-1, while the Trojans dropped to 2-4.
Blue Devil quarterback Spencer Meyers had a productive first half, throwing three touchdown passes – to Derek Measell (6 yards), to Bailey Parker (11 yards) and to Zachary Koons (6 yards).
The touchdown for Koons proved to be a key play. Hershey had just scored a touchdown with 2:34 left in the half to make the score 20-10 and give the Trojans some momentum, but Greencastle drove down the field and the Meyers-to-Koons score came with 12 seconds left to boost the lead back to 27-10.
Running back Demetrius Burton scored both of the Blue Devils' touchdowns in the second half, reaching the end zone from 23 and five yards out.
G-A produced 375 yards on offense, including 240 on the ground. Burton (83 yards), James Hines (63) and Measell (60) accounted for most of that. Measell was the top receiver with four catches for 97 yards and a score.
Meyers completed 9 of 18 passes for three touchdowns and 145 yards, and was intercepted once.
Greencastle 41, Hershey 31
GA — Derek Measell 14 run (Aystyn Smith kick), 10:02
GA — Measell 6 pass from Spencer Meyers (kick failed), 5:40
Her — Vincent Paioletti 42 field goal, 2:43
GA — Bailey Parker 11 pass from Meyers (Smith kick), 6:02
Her — Jimmy Sheehan 21 pass from Ryan Nerino (Paioletti kick), 2:34
GA — Zachary Koons 6 pass from Meyers (Smith kick), 0:12
Her — Sheehan 15 pass from Nerino (Paoiletti kick), 8:12
Her — Jesse Nwabuezeogbo 1 run (Paioletti kick), 6:35
GA — Demetrius Burton 23 run (Smith kick), 2:29
GA — Burton 5 run (Smith kick), 11:38
Her — Nwabuezeogbo 4 run (Paioletti kick), 10:42
GAHerFirst downs1914Rushes-yards49-23030-117Passing9-18-113-28-0Passing yards145172Total yards375289Punts3-34.63-34.0Fumbles-lost0-00-0Penalties-yards5-557-80
Rushing — GA, Burton 13-86, James Hines 13-63, Measell 10-60, Parker 3-8, Kyrin Zimmerman 3-8, Meyers 7-5. Her, Nwabuezeogbo 18-98, Nerino 12-19.
Passing — GA, Meyers 9-18-1-145. Her, Nerino, 13-28-0-172.
Receiving — GA, Measell 4-97, Parker 2-21, Brae Peck 1-17, Koons 1-6, Luke Robertson 1-4. Her, Eli McNeilly 4-75, Sheehan 2-36, Zack Miller 3-51, Stone Musser 1-6, Nwabuezeogbo 2-5, Aaron Gethers 1-(-1).