by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi
Lancaster traveled to the Eastern Shore last Friday where Nandua shut the Red Devils down in the fourth quarter and opened up a one-point game for a 24-9 homestanding win.
Evan Steensma’s 15-yard field goal in the first half put Lancaster in a 3-3 tie with the Warriors at halftime. Nandua stopped an LHS drive at the five-yard line to bring up Steensma’s kick.
“It was not so much their defense that kept stopping us and we kept stopping ourselves,” said LHS coach Draper Washington. “With Chris [Dameron] still out in the backfield, it’s still running back by committee and we’re struggling to get a rhythm offense-wise. We have missed assignments with blocking and dropped passes.”
Lancaster only had 25 yards passing with two completions and gained just 111 yards on the ground with quarterback Tafari Wall keeping the ball for 25 yards rushing. Tahlik Redmond had 22 yards on four carries and Damarcus Doggett 20 on nine totes.
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