Red Devils win Region 1A championship

Coach Dwayne Pinn shows the Region 1A championship trophy as players, cheerleaders and the student section celebrate the Red Devils’ win over Washington & Lee. Photo by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi
Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

At the start of the season, new head coach Dwayne Pinn said his goal was to “bring back the excitement” that used to surround Red Devils basketball.

Mission accomplished.

It was standing-room only as more than 1,200 fans packed the stands at Lancaster High School Friday, February 25, to watch as the Red Devils made quick work of Washington & Lee to claim the Region 1A championship and a home berth in this week’s Class 1 state tournament.

Lancaster flew by the Eagles, 74-42, and will host Buffalo Gap tomorrow, March 4, at 6 p.m. in a state quarterfinal game.

“Friday night was a perfect example of what I envisioned,” said Pinn. “Seeing the community come together to support this team and seeing the student support was what I’d hoped for.”

Known for their outside shooting this season, the Devils did not disappoint and….

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