Sussex Central powers through second half, defeats LHS 46-16

Daveon Smith (10) heads for the end zone on a scoring run in the first half. Photo by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

Sussex Central blew open a close game with three unanswered second half touchdowns to pull away from Lancaster for a 46-16 win in varsity football last Friday night. It was the Red Devils’ home opener.

Lancaster stayed close to the Tri Rivers District team in the first half, trailing 24-16 at the break after touchdown runs by Jaquarrias Morris and Daveon Smith.

The Tigers gave the Devils’ defense a workout in the second quarter when Sussex had possession for more than nine minutes with two fourth down conversions. In fact, Sussex converted four fourth downs in the game, including three in the first half and capitalized in the fourth quarter on an LHS turnover when…

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