, 2014

Explosive LHS offense rebounds, 75-0

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

Lancaster bounced back from its first loss with a big win on the Eastern Shore last Friday. The varsity Red Devils gained 400 more yards of offense than Northampton in the 75-0 rout for one of the largest margins of victory in school history.

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The win comes after Lancaster experienced its first loss of the season on September 27 to Middlesex. The Devils are now 3-1 overall.

"It was a good win after that loss. The kids played hard and we didn't turn the ball over but created six turnovers," said LHS coach Damien Crissey. "It was a good opportunity to get everybody some playing time," he added.

Lancaster amassed 490 yards of offense, with 214 coming in the air and 276 on the ground, while Northampton was held to 91 total yards.

Lancaster's starting quarterback, Ricky Gibson, completed 5-of-7 passes for 123 yards and two touchdowns. Taylor Woolard threw four passes and completed three for 91 yards, including one of 35 yards to Tyrell Henderson for a touchdown. Woolard also recovered two Northampton fumbles and returned them for touchdowns.

Henderson scored off three receptions, including pass plays of 31 and 80 yards from Gibson. Gibson had a hand in three touchdowns, rushing for a 37-yard TD to open the scoring six minutes into the game.

Lancaster's Shawn Sutton rushed for 14 yards late in the first quarter, and Jack Kelley kicked his first of 10 point afters in the game to give the Devils a 13-0 lead.

If fans blinked in the second quarter, odds are they missed a Devil score. Lancaster found the end zone five times in the quarter, including once on a DeVante Stewart five-yard carry and on two of Henderson's touchdown catches. Woolard also rushed for a 10-yard score on a keeper and returned a fumble 14 yards for a TD. Kevin Thomas forced the fumble after a Kelley kickoff.

The Yellow Jackets also fumbled a kickoff by Kelley in the third quarter when Kyle Thomas knocked the ball loose at the NHS 42-yard line and again Woolard picked it up and sprinted off to the end zone.

Stewart rushed for his second TD on the night early in the fourth, this time on a 33-yard run, and Carter Robbins capped the scoring for the Devils on a 12-yard carry with about five minutes to play.

Lancaster’s defense forced six fumbles on the night and AJ Stewart led the tacklers with 5.5 assists and four solos.

D. Stewart led the LHS rushing game with 10 carries for 132 yards and Gibson kept it five times for 107 yards.

Henderson led the receivers with 156 yards and three scores on four catches. Demetrick Lee had one catch for 39 yards.

The Devils will travel to West Point tonight (Thursday, October 3) for their final non-conference game of the season and will host Washington & Lee next Friday night, October 11.

Lancaster....................13 34 14 14 — 75

Northampton...............0 0 0 0 — 0


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