Dallastown ground game pummels New Oxford
Dallastown's strong rushing attack propelled the Wildcats to their fourth YAIAA Division I victory, a 55-6 rout on Friday against New Oxford.
No Wildcat back carried the ball more than six times throughout the 48 minutes of football, but Dallastown (7-1, 4-1) racked up 252 rushing yards.
Rodney Scott led the team with three rushing touchdowns, while Zion DeVance added two scores: a 44-yard run up the gut on their second drive and a 33-yard dash late in the third quarter. His teammates Nyzair Smith and Dillon Callahan also broke off touchdown runs.
Dallastown's non-rushing touchdown came on an 18-yard punt return by Donovan Catchings. After a botched snap led to the New Oxford punter scrambling to get the punt off, Catchings snagged the sideways punt out of the air and returned it to the house.
The Wildcats' defense pitched a shutout until two minutes remained in the third quarter. New Oxford (0-8, 0-5) quarterback Connor Becker connected with Eric Alt on fourth down for the lone Colonials touchdown.
Dallastown_14_14_20_7 – 55
New Oxford_0_0_6_0 – 6
Dallastown – Zion DeVance 44 yard run (Drake Pew kick), 7:45
Dallastown – Rodney Scott 6 yard run (Drake Pew kick), 1:39
Dallastown – Donavan Catchings 18 yard punt return (Drake Pew kick), 10:06
Dallastown – Rodney Scott 4 yard run (Drake Pew kick), :41
Dallastown – Rodney Scott 49 yard run, 8:11
Dallastown – Dillon Callahan 2 yard run (Drake Pew kick), 5:52
New Oxford – Eric Alt 39 yard pass from Connor Becker, 2:03
Dallastown – Zion DeVance 33 yard run (Drake Pew kick), 1:25
Dallastown – Nyzair Smith 16 yard run (Drake Pew kick), 8:11
Rushing: D, Zion DeVance 3-85, Rodney Scott 4-60, Mike Sparks 6-47, Dillon Callahan 6-34, Nyzair Smith 2-26. NO, Connor Becker 14-59, Brandon Scott 11-25, Tanner Miller 6-23, Isaac Siegman 4-7, Brock Crawford 1-4, Brennan Romanoff 1-3
Passing: D, Sparks 3-6-65-1. NO, Becker 12-27-112-2
Receiving: D, Nathan Downey 1-45, Rodney Scott 1-11, Benjamin Ward 1-9. NO, Eric Alt 3-50, Darrick Rudisill 5-39, Cameron Krebs 2-13, Isaac Siegman 2-10