BIGLERVILLE >> Biglerville coach Alex Ramos held his thumb and forefinger as close as he could without them touching.
That margin, he said, could represent the difference between a 2-0 start and the 0-2 predicament that the Canners find themselves facing.
For the second straight week, Biglerville lost a heartbreaker at home. Waynesboro knocked off the Canners, 14-13, on Friday, a week after Annville-Cleona beat Ramos' team, 39-36, in double overtime.
"The bottom line is, a couple of plays here and there, and we're 2-0," Ramos said. "We just need to keep working hard. It's going to happen for us."
The Canners put together a strong defensive performance, picking off three passes and frustrating the Indians, who scored 60 points in their opening-week win against Kennard-Dale.
But Biglerville converted only one of those turnovers into points. The offense managed only 23 rushing yards on 45 carries, and four drives ended inside Indian territory.
"Our defense played outstanding tonight," Ramos said. "I'm very proud of the way the defense played tonight. It's frustrating, but at the same time looking at who we faced and how we played them, there are still a lot of things we can take from it."
The one interception that turned into a scoring drive came in late in the third quarter when Scott Cooper hauled in an errant Brady Riddell pass and returned it 32 yards to give the Canners' offense a short field.
Four plays later, quarterback Ben Hurda found Dayne Showers over the middle for a 17-yard scoring play, putting Biglerville up, 10-7.
The Indians (2-0) responded by switching up the offense and putting wideout Matt Peck at quarterback in a wildcat look. Peck, who had a long kickoff return to set up the drive, gained 26 yards on five straight running plays. Jake Wertz restored Waynesboro's lead on an 11-yard scoring run.
"We had to do something. We had to get something to work, and that seemed to spark us," Waynesboro coach Steve Myers said of the formation switch.
Biglerville (0-2) cut the lead to 14-13 in the fourth quarter on Colton Sentz's 31-yard field goal, his second of the night. Gage McAuliffe made a strong catch from a rolling Hurda for 45 yards to key the drive.
The Canners' offense could not put together another drive, and Peck again went in the backfield for the final drive, killing the clock with six more runs and leaving Ramos searching for answers.
"It's so frustrating. We have to be the best 0-2 team in the state," he said. "We're not busting down the door and making it happen yet. We need to do that."
For the Indians, Wertz ran for 72 yards and Peck added 61. Aiden Smith scored Boro's first touchdown on a two-yard run.
B — Colton Sentz 32 yard field goal, 2:54.
W — Aiden Smith 2-rush (George Souders kick), 36.1
B — Dayne Showers 17-pass from Ben Hurda (Sentz kick), 1:14
W — Jake Wertz 11-rush (Souders kick), 11:15.
B — Sentz 31 yard field goal, 8:01.
WayBiglFirst downs1412Rushes-yards37-18045-23Passing4-14-310-15-0Passing yards60163Total yards240186Punts3-31.74-31.0Fumbles-lost2-03-0Penalties-yards7-49.03-15.0
Rushing — Way, Jake Wertz 10-72, Matt Peck 11-61, Brady Beckner 8-33, Brady Riddell 6-8, Aiden Smith 2-6. Bigl, Colton Sentz 10-18, Dayne Shower 5-12, Malakai Curtis 1-8, Gage McAuliffe 1-3, TJ Weaver 1-2, Ben Hurda 17-(-7), Scott Cooper 10-(-13).
Passing — Way, Riddell 4-14-3-60, Peck 0-0-0-0. Bigl, Hurda 10-15-0-163.
Receiving — Way, Peck 2-49, Cameron Keck 1-10, Beckner 1-1. Bigl, Showers 3-30, McAuliffe 2-82, Sentz 2-10, Nickolas Bell 1-29, Nate Newberry 1-9, Cooper 1-3.