HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Mars thumps Derry
September 07, 2013 10:09 AM

Derry got thumped again, losing to Mars, 64-7, in a WPIAL Greater Allegheny Conference football game Friday night.

The Trojans were coming off last week’s 52-0 loss to Albert Gallatin.

Mars (1-1) sent Derry to its 10th straight loss and 15th in 16 games.

The Trojans have been outscored 490-41 during the 10-game losing streak and 116-7 in two games this season. One of three teams in the WPIAL to allow at least 400 points last year, Derry surrendered 40 or more points for the ninth time in 10 games.

The Trojans had just 19 yards of total offense and one first down in the first half and trailed 52-0 at halftime.

Josh Schultheis and Owen Nearhoof fueled the Planets’ Wing-T offense, racking up 547 yards, including 404 rushing. Schul-theis had 17 carries for 222 yards and four touchdowns, and Nearhoof completed four of six passes for 143 yards and a pair of scores.

Sam Watters hauled in a 23-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Trey Friedline to put Derry on the board early in the fourth quarter.

Derry plays at Knoch on Friday, and Mars plays host to Indiana on Friday.

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