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James Buchanan was able to put a couple of touchdowns on the board against Big Spring in a Mid Penn Colonial Division football game Friday night in Newville.

But the Bulldogs held the upper hand and sent the Rockets home with a 59-14 defeat.

JB (0-8, 0-5 MPC) trailed 7-0 when Owen Stoner hauled in a 79-yard scoring pass from Sebastian Wise in the first quarter to make it 7-6.

The Rockets fell behind 35-6 at halftime, but put the first points on the board in the second half. Cormac Houpt crossed the goal line from 4 yards out, and also ran in the two-point conversion, making it 35-14.

For Big Spring (6-2, 4-1 MPC), Ryan Adams scored twice on the ground and once on a pass from Jaret Petty, who added two rushing touchdowns and threw for three scores. Adams totaled 15 for 155 yards and Petty hit 11 of 20 passes for 171 yards.

James Buchanan got 51 yards on 17 carries from Houpt, while Stoner caught four passes for 119 yards. Wise completed 2 of 7 passes for 84 yards, and Colby Bradshaw was 3-for-7 for 40 yards.

For the Rocket defense, Sawyer Egolf made six tackles, Shane Beckman had five, Bradshaw 4.5 and Sean Bankson had four.

JB hosts Waynesboro next Friday.

Big Spring 59, James Buchanan 14

J. Buchanan _ 6 _ 0 _ 8 _ 0 _ — _ 14

Big Spring _ 21 _ 14 _ 14 _ 10 _ — _ 59

First Quarter

BS — Noah Keiter 2 pass from Jaret Petty (Keiter kick)

JB — Owen Stoner 79 pass from Sebastian Wise (run failed)

BS — Ryan Adams 1 run (Keiter kick)

BS — Adams 76 run (Keiter kick)

Second Quarter

BS — Petty 2 run (Keiter kick)

BS — Adams 40 pass from Petty (Keiter kick)

Third Quarter

JB — Cormac Houpt 4 run (Houpt run)

BS — Petty 15 run (Jared Gump kick)

BS — Bick Black 23 pass from Petty (Gump kick)

Fourth Quarter

BS — Zack Hasco 3 run (Gump kick)

BS — Gump 38 field goal

Team Statistics

_ JB _ BS

First downs _ 9 _ 26

Rushes-yards _ 38-71 _ 32-268

Passing _ 5-14-0 _ 12-22-0

Passing yards _ 124 _ 191

Total yards _ 195 _ 459

Punts _ 7-24-3 _ 1-35

Fumbles-lost _ 2-1 _ 0-0

Penalties-yards _ 5-35 _ 7-56

Individual Statistics

Rushing — JB, Houpt 17-51, Evan Stoner 7-31, Caden Ficks 5-5, O.Stoner 1-(-3), Wise 4-(-4), Colby Bradshaw 4-(-9); BS, Adams 15-155, Petty 6-45, Ethan Lee 2-44, Hasco 5-17, Charles Bowers 2-5, Nathan Fetchkan 2-2.

Passing — JB, Wise 2-7-0-84, Bradshaw 3-7-0-40. BS, Petty 11-20-0-171, Lee 1-2-0-20.

Receiving — JB, O.Stoner 4-119, Bradshaw 1-5. BS, Black 5-83, Adams 2-54, Peyton Bechtold 2-34, Hasco 1-15, Keiter 2-5.

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