Extra Points: Jerry James goes coast-to-coast
One really nice thing about a comfortable win is it allows a team to show off some of its lesser-known talent.
Waynesboro had that opportunity Friday night in its 63-15 win over West Perry, and the Indians got a highlight-worthy touchdown from senior Jerry James.
Leading 49-7 in the fourth quarter, the Indians had nearly all of their substitutes on the field, and the Mustangs took advantage by driving down near the end zone. But James had a heads up play, picking a pass off at the goal line and taking it to the house for a 100-yard score.
"He was in a good spot when he got it, and he had open room," Waynesboro coach Steve Myers said. "Then he definitely had the speed to get there and not get caught."
Waynesboro had its biggest win of the season against West Perry and got a solid performance from quarterback Brady Riddell, who finished 5-for-8 for 139 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions. Riddell also scored once on the ground.
"The weather was a little bit better this week," Myers said. "It was tough much of the week before, but it was good to get some passes in there. We played a good complete game, and played really well offensively. Brady had a good game, and Cam (Keck) did, too."
QB runs under pressure: Going into Friday's game against Big Spring, Greencastle-Antrim quarterback Cade McDowell's status was unknown.
He left Week 5's game early with an apparent concussion, but McDowell returned under center versus the Bulldogs. He didn't pass the ball much, finishing just 1-for-7 with a 4-yard toss to Kyrin Zimmerman, but he rushed for a pair of touchdowns in the Blue Devils' 49-21 loss.
McDowell totaled 34 yards on nine carries, and he continues to be the most mobile quarterback in Franklin County with 234 yards this season.
Tough defenders: It's no secret that James Buchanan's offense is struggling, but the Rockets did have a few young defensive standouts in their most recent loss against Northern York.
Sophomore Sawyer Egolf tied for the team's leading tackler, as he and Zane Bray both recorded 6.5. Fellow sophomore Scott Seburn notched 3.5 tackles, while junior Sean Bankson and sophomore Cormac Houpt each contributed three.
Hunting down 1,000: Shippensburg's Cody Gustafson and Waynesboro's Brady Beckner both had stellar performances this week, and are now very possible candidates to hit 1,000 yards this season.
Not including quarterbacks, Beckner leads Franklin County with 745 yards on the ground, but Gustafson is nipping at his heels with 741 yards on 40 catches.
Right now, both players are averaging right around 124 yards per game. In order to hit 1,000 yards for the season, they'd need to average just under 65 yards the rest of the way.
Century Club: This week's Century Club features both Gustafson and Beckner, as well as Waynesboro's Keck and Greencastle-Antrim's Demetrius Burton.
In a crucial win over Mifflin County, Gustafson racked up 231 receiving yards on 14 catches. The Indians' well-balanced offense got 181 rushing yards from Beckner and 131 receiving from Keck.
For the third time this year, Burton joins the Century Club. This week, he finished with 119 yards on 25 carries.