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October 23, 2004

Waynesburg charges past Grove City

WAYNESBURG, Pa. -- Grove City held a pair of first-half leads Saturday afternoon but host Waynesburg scored 41 unanswered points over the final three quarters to earn a 51-14 victory over the Wolverines in Presidents' Athletic Conference action at Jack Wiley Stadium.

Waynesburg quarterback Jeff Dumm completed 21 of 27 passes for 293 yards and five touchdowns in helping the Yellow Jackets earn their fourth straight win over Grove City.

Junior wingback Adam Wargo (West Farmington, Ohio/Champion) put Grove City (3-5, 1-3 PAC) up 7-3 with 5:06 left in the first quarter with a 27-yard touchdown run around right end. Sophomore kicker Matt Campbell (Canton, Ohio/Canton McKinley) added the extra point.

Waynesburg pulled ahead, 10-7, late in the first quarter on a four-yard touchdown run by Eric Daniels. The Wolverines responded with their longest drive of the season, time-wise, as Grove City assembled a 17-play, 65-yard drive that consumed eight minutes, 30 seconds. Sophomore wingback Seth Fox (Ford City, Pa./Ford City) capped the drive with a five-yard touchdown run over the left side, his first career touchdown.

Campbell's extra point extended the lead to 14-10. However, the Yellow Jackets (5-2, 2-1 PAC) grabbed a 23-14 lead by halftime as Dumm threw touchdown passes to fullback Dennis Gearhart and wide receiver Dominick Hunter. Another Dumm-to-Hunter touchdown pass on the first possession of the second half pushed the lead to 30-14. Dumm threw two more scoring strikes in the fourth quarter while Daniels added another touchdown run.

Waynesburg out-gained the Wolverines, 472-281. Fox and senior Brandon McGlothlin (Freedom, Pa./Freedom) each ran for 31 yards while freshman fullback Wes Basham (Nokesville, Va./Brentsville) added 30 yards on the ground.

Freshman quarterback Greg Moore (Uniontown, Pa./Albert Gallatin) completed five of nine passes for 84 yards while junior quarterback Bradford Clark (Letart, W. Va./Wahama) threw for 45 yards on 2 of 5 passing. Senior split ends Bo Danton (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) and Dave DiDonato (Bridgeville, Pa./South Fayette) each caught three passes. DiDonato gained 56 yards while Danton picked up 55 yards.

Junior linebacker Ben Szelong (Gibsonia, Pa./Hampton) had a sack while strong safety Aaron Margo (Dover, Ohio/Dover) tallied a team-high 11 tackles. Junior defensive end Steve Weary (Fredonia, Pa./Reynolds) blocked an extra point attempt.

Grove City will host Alfred next Saturday at 1 p.m.

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