by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi
Lancaster battled back with two second-half touchdowns but couldn’t overcome an 11-point deficit and some costly first-half mistakes last Friday, losing to Nandua, 36-34, in varsity football.
“We get teams in some third and long situations and that’s when we need to get our defense off the field,” said LHS coach Draper Washington. “But then we give up a run or a penalty and that’s what costs us.
“We never should have given up 29 points in the first half. We can’t keep making these mistakes and expect to be in football games.”
Lancaster actually scored first, getting a one-yard TD run by Tahlik Redmond which was set up by a 30-yard dash by Chris Dameron. But the Red Devils’ two-point conversion pass was no good. In fact, Lancaster, which does not have a kicker listed on its roster, failed to convert three of its five touchdowns…