The Waynesboro Indians almost did not need their offense in their week 2 match up against Lancaster Catholic which they won 23-10.
The Indians relied heavily on their defense early in the game and they continued their dominance throughout forcing the Crusaders into five turnovers, three of which were returned for touchdowns.
Mason Frampton was a ball hawk the entire game as he was making plays all over the field. Frampton intercepted a ball early in the first, stripped sacked Lancaster’s Gavin Sullivan, and returned a fumble for a touchdown which sealed the win for Waynesboro.
Waynesboro’s defensive line also deserves some applause as they absolutely dominated the Crusaders offensive line. Waynesboro limited the Crusaders to only 25 yards rushing the entire game, which was a major step forward from last week’s performance.
What I was most impressed about was the defenses ability to bend but not break. In the second quarter Lancaster Catholic put together two impressive drives that lasted over ten plays each which moved the ball into Boro’s territory. Boro stood tall both times and did not let up a touchdown even though they were getting tired and the Crusaders were smelling the end-zone. The Crusaders made a 37-yard field goal and did not let up any points on the other drive.
Isiah Kersher looked more comfortable in the pocket this week compared to last as well. He still did not have much time in the pocket, however he did do a better job feeling the rush and keeping his eyes down field. His 5 for 13 performance needs to get better as the season progresses but it is an improvement.
Waynesboro’s offense did not have any big plays this week but they did attack with a well-balanced performance. Tom Drumstra and Mason Frampton kept their legs moving against a constant swarm of Crusaders, which led to a combined 61 yards rushing.
Last week Waynesboro’s offense was clicking, this week their defense clicked. If Coach Myers can motivate his team to get all three phases of the game to play like they are capable of then the Indians can have a serious shot at winning the division.
Waynesboro hits the road next Friday, September 15th at 7 PM as they take on the Gettysburg Warriors.