Extra points: Shippensburg's Adam Houser is on fire
Something inside Shippensburg's Adam Houser seems to have clicked.
Having rushed for just 352 yards entering Week 7, Houser has amassed a staggering 383 yards in the last two weeks. Only a sophomore, Houser has had back-to-back 190-yard performances and has rocketed to second on the Franklin County leaderboard.
Houser hit his stride in the Greyhounds' win over Greencastle where he had a stunning 57-yard touchdown run featuring at least two broken tackles.
"Holes were there," Houser said after the game. "My guys were exactly where they were they were supposed to be, and the cutback lane was there. I just hit it as hard as I could, and took it from there."
And as he's stated before, when Houser gets in the open field, he's not easy to catch.
PLAYING FOR PRIDE: Suffering a 35-0 deficit with the running clock coming directly after the halftime speech, it can't be easy for a coach to keep his kids in the game.
But that's what Greencastle-Antrim's Chuck Tinninis was up against on Friday in a game against Waynesboro.
"It's a pride issue," Tinninis said. "Listen, we know most of our guys are coming back. Every week is a learning experience for us and our team, and that's what we said: 'Hey, let's play the second half,' and we did."
The Blue Devils certainly didn't give up in a 42-10 loss, as was displayed when Kyrin Zimmerman caught a pass from quarterback Cade McDowell. Zimmerman then juked and jived his way around two defenders to score with less than 30 seconds on the clock.
"I saw a lot of grit from kids on our team, and we want to end the season on two high notes," Tinninis said. "I think we'll match up a little better physically with Northern."
G-A still has Northern and James Buchanan left on the docket.
MORE MILESTONES COMING: Last week, Waynesboro's Brady Beckner became the first running back or wide receiver in Franklin County to surpass 1,000 yards for the season, but it won't take long for someone to join him.
Shippensburg's Cody Gustafson is a mere 78 yards away from the mark. He's pulled down 50 catches for 922 yards, putting his average 115.3 yards per game.
Next week could also hold another milestone for Greyhound quarterback Carter Van Scyoc, who is only 61 passing yards away from 1,500 on the season.
CENTURY CLUB: This week's Century Club features a handful of regulars, but also introduces Owen Stoner.
The James Buchanan sophomore caught four balls for 118 yards to earn a spot in the Century Club for the first time this season. He also scored one touchdown.
Leading the area was Houser, who had 193 yards on 34 carries, and is joined by teammate Gustafson, who had seven catches totaling 120 yards against Northern.
Waynesboro also put a pair in the Century Club this week. Cameron Keck had 121 receiving yards on a mere four carries, and Beckner finished with 120 yards on 13 carries. Both scored once.