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Indians clutch second place in Regionals

Posted on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 11:04 am

It’s been a make-up season this year due to the weather. As one referee stated, “You expect this in baseball but not football.” Yet there it was with the Indians traveling Monday, October 29 to the Eastern Shore to complete their game against Northampton. They played again Thursday at Lancaster. Both games resulted in Northumberland victories to make their record 9-1 for the 2018 season and send them into the Region 1A East playoffs with the second seed.
On Monday, the Indians and fans made the long trip to the Eastern Shore to finish the game against Northampton stopped by lightening. The Yellow Jackets are having one of their best seasons and with the return of their star player felt they could over the 14-0 deficit. But they didn’t count on the Indians coming up with a new star of their own in transfer student athlete Mason Adams. By game’s end, Adams had bombarded then for 180 yards through the air on an eight of twelve passing game to hand them only their second loss of the season.
The Indians opening drive was stopped but on the second they marched 47 yards in six plays with Adams connecting with Delvin Palmer on a thirty-five yard scoring strike. Harry Lee adding the extra point by a kick. The Yellow Jackets had a very promising drive stopped when they fumbled the ball just short of the Indian’s goal line that was ruled a touchback.
The Indians responded with an eighty yard drive with Adams hitting Derrick Smith for a twenty-two yard scoring pass. Lee hit the extra point. The drive was kept alive on an Adams to Delvin Palmer pass of forty yards.
The Yellow Jackets scored on a 94 yard kick-off return by Casia Clarke but the two point conversion was no good.
Friday, November 2 looked like another rainy night so the big rivalry between Northumberland and Lancaster for the Old Wooden Dock was moved to Thursday. The Red Devils have not had the best of years but this was grudge match from the start with the Indians finally putting them down, 43-16.
Receiving the opening kick-off, the Red Devils were unable to move the ball and forced to punt. Starting on their own 46, four plays later Keon Redmond bulled his way into end zone but the extra point try was no good.

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