PETERSBURG — Whiteford’s offense has changed course this season.
The Bobcats went away from some of the double wing looks that had given opponents fits the last several seasons to a no-huddle offense with the quarterback in shot gun formation. That new offense is what led to Whiteford senior Devon Shaw setting a school record in Friday’s 34-29 win over Summerfield.
Shaw carried the ball 40 times for 150 yards and scored the game-winning touchdown with just over two minutes remaining. The 40 attempts broke Tony DuPree’s 1982 record for most carries in a game by a Bobcat. DuPree, now an assistant coach for Whiteford, had 35 carries.
“With what we are doing offensively, Shaw is kind of like an I-back,” Mensing said. “In a tough, grind-it-out kind of game, he’s going to get a lot of carries. You never go into a game planning for someone to get the ball 40 times, but that’s ended up happening.
“What impressive to me is that he played both ways. To have the stamina to carry the ball that many times and still play defense is impressive.”
Shaw also has an All-State tackle to run behind in Noah Bauman.
“We ran to our strong side about 80 percent of the time,” Mensing said.