The Waynesboro Indians opened their season at home September 1st but could not hold off the strong rushing performance of Red Lion.
The game started off promising as the Indians put together a nice opening drive that stalled out just into the Lions territory, then the Indians came away with a huge fumble recovery as the Lions were inside their own 10 yard line smelling the end zone. Unfortunately, this was one of the only big plays Waynesboro was able to come away with.
With both teams trying to find a rhythm throughout the first quarter, Senior Quarterback Zach Throne rolled out of the pocket and found another Senior Denny Dennison for a 81 yard catch and run late in the first quarter.
While Waynesboro tried to find their groove on offense, Red Lion began to click at every position. Midway through the 2nd period, Red Lion was again on another drive which ended with Zach Throne’s left tackle sealing the edge for him to walk into the end zone for a 10 yard touchdown.
The star performer of the game was Red Lions Senior running back Zachary Crossland, whom on his way to a staggering 179 yards, rumbled his way 27 yards for a score late in the second quarter.
Waynesboro looked to rebound going into the second half but the Indians could not find an answer for the Lions big offensive line and Crossland. The Lions came out with a no huddle offense that ended with a Taylor Ness end around sweep for 4 yards and a touchdown which capped an impressive 14 play, 96 yard drive.
Just as the Indians began to step up and shut down the run, Throne performed a very convincing play action fake finding his tight end Elijah Workinger streaking down the middle of the field wide open for a 50 yard touch down.
Although Waynesboro had their woes finishing drives, they did have multiple impressive performers throughout the game. The pair of star seniors Isaiah Kershner and Tom Drumsta each finished with 100 yards rushing. Junior Brayden Bibbs juked his way down the field for the Indians only score, and the offense line showed their strength opening holes which lead to over a dozen 15+ rushes.
The Indians will look to rebound next Friday as they take on Lancaster Catholic at home at 7:00 PM at Waynesboro Senior High School.