Lancaster High football team dealing with obstacles

The Lancaster High School Red Devils

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by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

The operative word in Lancaster’s camp is obstacle. The varsity Red Devils have met with one after another, which made for a rough start to the season.

Northumberland walked off with an 80-0 win over Lancaster in the opening game for both teams. Lancaster was actually forced to forfeit a few minutes into the fourth quarter when an injury left coach Draper Washington searching the sidelines for a healthy body to put in. He found none. A sparse roster and injuries throughout the first three quarters left the Devils with 10 players on the field.

On paper, “Northumberland was supposed to beat us by 80,” he said. “They had everybody back from last spring and I was putting kids out there that had never played in a game before, ever.”

The Devils are facing low numbers and inexperience. Their preseason workouts were also interrupted with….[to-view-more]