Red Devils improve to 3-1, shut out Northampton on Shore, 74-0
The Lancaster Football Team made Friday’s match look like a field trip to Eastern Shore as they cruised to their third win of the season. The Lancaster Red Devils bounced back after a tough 32-23 loss two weeks to Middlesex and responded with shut out over Northampton, 74-0.
“It was good to get a bounce back win. We played fast, physical, and secured the football,” Lancaster coach Damien Crissey said.
On Sept. 27, the Red Devils showed no lag from the bus ride to the Eastern Shore to face Northampton. Instead the Red Devils put on a scoring clinic in front of the fans and opposing players.
Lancaster mounted a 47-0 lead at halftime before closing the game with four touchdowns.
Quarterback Ricky Gibson led the team throwing for 123 yards and two touchdowns followed by Taylor Woolard throwing for 91 yards and a touchdown.
Leading receiver Tyler Henderson was the benefactor catching all three touchdowns on four receptions for 156 yards. Teammate Demetric Lee followed with a reception for 39 yards, Shawn Sutton had two receptions for 23 yards and Woolard had one for minus four yards.
Devante Stewart and Gibson led the way in the running game. Stewart had two touchdowns to go along with 132 yards on 10 carries and Gibson had 107 yards with one touchdown on five carries.
Sutton had a carry for 14 yards, Carter Robbins one for 12 yards, Woolard four for six yards and Kenique Stewart one for five yards.
AJ Stewart led Lancaster with four solo tackles on the night and assisted with three, while on special teams Jack Kelly was 9-9 on extra point attempts.
Middlesex 32, Lancaster 23
On Sept. 20, the streaky Red Devils were cooled down after two straight victories. Taking an early lead in the opening quarter of play, the Red Devils fell victim to the Middlesex Chargers in a 32-23 loss dropping their season record to 2-1.
“Its hard to beat a well coached team when you have four turnovers and 90 yards in penalties. We have to do a better job protecting the ball and playing smart,” Crissey said. “Middlesex was the better team and deserved to win.”
In the opening quarter, the Red Devils would take a commanding 17-6 lead over the Chargers after Devante Stewart ran in for 12-yard touchdown and quarterback Ricky Gibson ran for 22 yards out for another score.
Kicker Jack Kelly was 2-2 on extra point attempts and knocked in a 32-yard field goal to tack some more points for the Red Devils.
Middlesex narrowly escaped with a win against the Rappahannock Raiders after holding the football and keeping the offense off the field two weeks ago. The same methodology was applied in the trip to Lancaster.
After posting 57 points in three quarters to Mathews, Lancaster was halted to only six in the remaining three quarters to Middlesex. This came after a one-yard run by Gibson. The two-point conversion was no good.
The Chargers giving up 26 points in the final three quarters also stunned the Lancaster defense. Middlesex’s offense remained on the field for over 27 minutes of play in comparison to Lancaster’s 13.
Gibson ended the night throwing for 89 yards on 4-14 attempts and ran for 170 yards on 19 carries scoring two touchdowns. Tyrell Henderson led receivers with 69 yards on two receptions. Stewart followed him with a carry for 15 yards and Taylor Woolard with one carry for five.
Stewart also collected 80 yards on the ground with 19 carries, Henderson chipped in with 15 yards on three carries.
RaQuan Ball had two carries for 37 yards on punt returns.
On defense, Vince Stewart led the team with five tackles followed by Devante Haskins with four.