Wilson, Solanco, Northern Lebanon bind ties for territory championships …
October 31, 2015 - garden totes
News, notes, contribution and stats from Friday’s Week 9 L-L League football games …
TIES THAT BIND: Three territory races, and 3 teams clinched no worse than a tie for territory championships with Week 9 victories.
In Section 1, Wilson barreled to 6-0 in joining play with a 56th L-L win in a row, a 42-21 home frisk over Penn Manor. Bulldogs are a diversion adult on Hempfield, that throttled Warwick 54-14, and Manheim Twp., that defeated McCaskey 62-6; Black Knights horde a Blue Streaks in Week 10 — round that one, in ink — though if Wilson wins during home vs. Warwick, a Bulldogs bind a climax outright. They’ve already sealed adult during slightest a tie for their eighth Section 1 championship in a row. Impressive.
In Section 2, Solanco remained a sole dominant group in a L-L with a 35-14 feat during Cocalico, so a Golden Mules will take a 6-0 joining symbol into their Week 10 home showdown opposite Manheim Central, that remained a diversion behind with a 28-10 home delight over Garden Spot. Barons are tied for second with fortifying champ Lampeter-Strasburg, that walloped Lebanon 62-21. Pioneers need a win during Garden Spot and for Manheim Central to strike off Solanco to force a 3-way tie for a territory hardware. Mules have a simplest scenario: Win, and a pretension is Solanco’s outright. Mules have already clinched no worse than a tie for their initial territory bullion given a co-crown in 2007.
In Section 3, defending champ Northern Lebanon rallied past Donegal 34-22 on Friday in Mount Joy to bind no worse than a tie for a title. Vikings are 5-0 in joining play and can hang adult a championship undisguised with a Week 10 win during Columbia. Elco finished a joining line-up 5-1 and gets Twin Valley in a nonleague diversion to finish out a unchanging season. Raiders need Columbia to jolt Northern Lebanon for a tie and a cut of a Section 3 pie.
STREAK SNAPPED: Tip of a tip to Elizabethtown and first-year manager Bill McDonald. After several tighten calls this season, a Bears finally dented a W mainstay on Friday with a 16-10 Section 2 home delight over Lancaster Catholic as E-town pronounced so-long to a 21-game losing skid. It was a Bears initial feat given a 48-0 Section 2 varnish during home over Ephrata in Week 7 behind in 2013. McDonald is a Crusaders’ former descent coordinator, and he helped Lancaster Catholic win PIAA-AA state championships in 2009 and 2011. So we know he loving this one.
STILL STREAKING: Ephrata’s losing movement strike a infuriating 30 in a quarrel on Friday when a Mounts forsaken a 48-7 Section 3 preference during Elco. … Other streaks of note: Hempfield won a third diversion in a quarrel after thrashing Warwick. … Penn Manor’s losing movement strike 12 in a quarrel with a reversal during Wilson. … Conestoga Valley’s L movement strike 3 in a quarrel with a 37-14 reversal during Cedar Crest, as a Buckskins, now 3-6 overall, were fundamentally separated from a District 3-AAAA playoff hunt. … Lebanon’s losing strain reached 6 in a quarrel after a detriment to Lampeter-Strasburg; Cedars were 2-1 after a Week 3 win over Elco, and a tacked on pledge win over Northern Lebanon. … L-S done it 5 victories in a quarrel after waxing Lebanon; Pioneers are still holding out wish for a 3-way Section 2 tie though are in good figure for a good seed and a first-round home diversion in a District 3-AAA playoffs.
FOR WHOM THE BELLEMAN TOLLS: Have a night, Justice Belleman. Cedar Crest’s youth RB took a round 37 large times for 248 yards with 4 TD romps in a Falcons’ 37-14 home win over Conestoga Valley, as manager Rob Wildasin’s bar softened to 4-5 and is on a verge of a initial postseason outing given 1999. Falcons strike a week ranked No. 17 and on a burble for a District 3-AAAA spot, though a win, and Week 9 waste by Reading and Carlisle, have Cedar Crest in line for a playoff bid if a Falcons can take caring of winless Penn Manor during home in Week 10. Cedar Crest’s recipe for wins a final dual weeks: Ride Belleman and sow a ball. In Week 8, in a 25-7 feat over McCaskey, Belleman rumbled for 139 yards on 30 carries with a TD, as a Falcons ran 73 plays from struggle opposite usually 22 plays by a Red Tornado. Against Conestoga Valley, Belleman again carried a load, and a Falcons ran 75 plays to a Buckskins’ 48. There’s zero wrong with personification a small keep-away sometimes. It has positively worked for Cedar Crest.
TRIPLE (OPTION) TROUBLE: Not one, not dual though three Solanco backs bolted for 100 or some-more yards on Friday in a Mules’ 35-14 win during Cocalico. QB Noah McCardell went for 117 yards and a TD — on a 94-yard scurry — on 10 keepers; RB Darren Whearry zoomed for 115 yards and a measure on 11 totes; and FB Robbie Hassel beaten out 112 yards with dual TD runs on 13 attempts. Speedster Prosper Eguzouwa capped Solanco’s 415-yard rushing outlay with 71 yards, averaging 14.2 yards per pop. We suspicion Cocalico competence have some issues interlude a Mules’ imperishable triple choice attack; everybody else positively has, and Solanco kept on cranking Friday.
THREE TO GO: Lancaster Catholic youth QB Bryan Downey will need usually 3 rushing yards in Week 10 in a Crusaders’ Section 2 swan strain during Cocalico to join a 1,000 flitting and 1,000 rushing club this season. He’s staid to turn usually a sixth L-L actor to strike those numbers. Downey is adult to 1,109 flitting yards this season, and after using for 54 yards in a 16-10 detriment during Elizabethtown on Friday, he has 997 rushing yards this season. Lancaster Catholic shuffles off to Section 3 subsequent fall.
PERFECTO: Hempfield comparison QB Sam Kramer — a final L-L actor to rush and pass for 1,000 yards in a singular season, when he pulled off that nifty lane final deteriorate for a Knights — sizzled by a atmosphere on Friday in a 54-14 delight during Warwick. Try these numbers on for size: Kramer went 10-for-10 for 270 yards with 3 TD strikes. He zipped an 83-yard TD pass to Andrew Green and a 36-yard TD pass to Green, and Kramer heaved a 41-yard TD toss to David Martin to tip his memorable evening. Will Blair combined 3 TD runs for a Knights, who will go for a 9-1 unchanging deteriorate subsequent Friday when uber opposition Manheim Twp. comes to Landisville.
ODDS AND ENDS: This is not a approach McCaskey was anticipating to strike a all-important widen drive. Still in a District 3-AAAA playoff contention entrance into Week 9, a Tornado forsaken a second diversion in a quarrel but most of an descent punch. As mentioned, McCaskey ran usually 22 plays and was hold to 100 yards opposite Cedar Crest. In Friday’s 62-6 detriment vs. Manheim Twp., a Tornado managed usually 107 yards and 5 initial downs, as McCaskey was down to a fourth and fifth quarterbacks on a abyss chart. … Northern Lebanon comparison QB Isaac Wengert remained impassioned with another TD pass and dual some-more TD runs in Vikings’ come-from-behind 34-22 win during Donegal; in a final 3 games — high-scoring wins over Elco, Annville-Cleona and Donegal — Wengert has upheld for 416 yards with 5 TD tosses, and he’s rushed for 490 yards and 10 TDs as Northern Lebanon is shutting in on a second undisguised Section 3 championship in a row. … Five of Elco QB Jeff Martin’s 7 completions on Friday went for TDs; he was 7-for-10 for 265 yards with a 5 TD strikes in Raiders’ 48-7 feat over Ephrata. His NCAA flitting potency rating was an off-the-charts 457.6. … Pequea Valley put itself in position to get that fugitive 6-win deteriorate subsequent week; Braves staved off Hamburg 27-21 in a nonleague dust-up on Friday as QB Jordan Lapp ran for a span of scores and finished a cold 15-of-17 passes for 172 yards and a TD as PV softened to 5-4 overall. All that’s station between a Braves and their initial 6-win deteriorate in a story of a module is a Week 10 win during Annville-Cleona, that has won 3 of four, including Friday’s 35-8 home feat over Columbia, and is in line for a District 3-AA playoff bid; a Braves, too. So round that game, won’t you. … Northern Lebanon tacked on dual some-more 2-point conversions in a stirring win during Donegal on Friday, giving a Vikings an L-L-best 26 2-point plays this season. Two-way interior lineman Dustin Motter, lined adult as a fullback, had his second 2-point run this deteriorate opposite a Indians. … Went 11-1 with a picks in Week 9; usually L was Elizabethtown knocking off Lancaster Catholic. Here’s a recap …