Lancaster High’s varsity football team celebrates a victory in the annual Bay Bowl game, the final game of the season between Lancaster and Northumberland. Photo by Cindy Clarke
Lancaster amassed 718 yards of offense and got touchdowns from five different players in its 84-34 win over the Indians. It’s believed to be a school single-game scoring record.
The combined 118 points is also enough to put the game on the Virginia High School League’s high scoring list for a single game, according to its on-line record book.
Played on the chilliest night of the season so far, the game had it all a few flashy trick plays including two fake punts by the Red Devils and a hook and ladder for a touchdown by the Indians, along with a defensive score and a special teams touchdown.
The win sends Lancaster on to the post-season and a berth in the Eastern Section, Division 1 playoffs. The Devils travel to Colonial Beach tomorrow night (November 9) for a first-round game against the Drifters, who whipped Lancaster, 66-36, in their first meeting of the season. However, Lancaster was missing five starters due to injuries and illness in that outing.
The Devils were fully loaded last Friday and used all of their arsenal against the Indians.
Senior quarterback Kedrick Lee completed 14 of 24 passes for 255 yards and five touchdowns with one interception. He connected with Ricky Gibson on four passes for 95 yards and three touchdowns. Gibson scored on receptions of 27, 9 and 51 yards and converted four touchdowns with two-point carries.
Lee also hit Tyrell Henderson on a 35-yard scoring pass and Taj Smith on a 51-yard touchdown toss. Smith caught three passes for 89 yards and Brian Moody three for 25 yards.
Lee had a direct hand in eight LHS touchdowns, throwing for five and rushing for three on carries of 2, 7 and 19 yards.
Tre’Vaughan Davis was unstoppable on the ground for Lancaster with an impressive 336 yards on 28 carries and a four-yard run for a score. In all, the Devils tallied 463 yards on the ground with Davis gaining most of the them.
Lee was the other big gainer on the ground for Lancaster with eight keeps for 85 yards.
AJ Stewart scored twice for Lancaster, once on special teams with a 57-yard kick return to open the scoring for LHS in the second quarter. He also scored the final TD of the night with a 30-yard interception return.
Northumberland’s Aaron Lewis threw for three touchdowns and rushed for one. He connected with Kyle Elmore on two of the touchdown tosses and teamed up with Zach Newman and Wesley Jackson on a 40-yard hook and lateral misdirection for a score.
The Indians went winless in the Northern Neck District at 0-5 while Lancaster ended the regular season at 2-3 in the district and 5-5 overall.
Northumberland............6 20 8 0 34
Lancaster..................... 22 24 16 22 84
L Lee 35 pass to T. Henderson (pass failed)
N Lewis 2 pass to Elmore (pass failed)
L Lee 2 run (Davis run)
L Lee 27 pass to Gibson (Gibson run)
N Lewis 2 run (Lewis pass to Newman)
L AJ Stewart 57 kick return (Lee pass to Moody)
N Lewis 32 pass to Jackson (pass failed)
L Lee 9 pass to Gibson (Lee run)
L Lee 51 pass to Gibson (Davis run)
N 40 pass from Lewis to Newman to Jackson (pass failed)
L Lee 7 run (Gibson run)
N Lewis 16 yd pass to Elmore (Jackson run)
L Lee 19 run (Gibson run)
L Lee 51 pass to T. Smith (Gibson run)
L Davis 4 run (Gibson run)
L AJ Stewart 30 interception return (no conversion)