YORK — Two plays.
That was the slim margin of error for the Lancaster Bruins against the York Cougars in Region 3-AAAA play Friday night.
York took advantage of two plays a fourth down stand and a 73-yard run from Ryan Moore in the second quarter to break open a 49-6 blowout. Moore finished with 134 rushing yards and three touchdowns on just 10 carries.
York (7-0, 3-0) now faces a four-week schedule that includes Nation Ford, Northwestern, South Pointe and Clover.
Well take them one at a time, York coach Bobby Carroll said. To be honest, Lancaster throwing the ball the way they did helped us. We havent seen a team throw like that yet.
Yorks passing game built a quick 14-0 lead courtesy of Spencer Carroll. The senior quarterback hit 7-of-8 passes for 79 yards and found Tay Neely and Lamin Yansanah for touchdown passes of 23 and seven yards, respectively, on those two drives.
Lancaster (1-6, 0-3) countered behind left-handed quarterback Kaderrious Jackson, a dual-threat who gave the Cougars defense fits early. Jacksons 47-yard scramble set up a five-yard touchdown pass to Tywon Anthony on the ensuing drive. The extra-point attempt was blocked.
That quarterback was real good, Carroll said. Their wide receivers were much better than what we saw on film.
Lancaster forced a three-and-out, and Jackson led another march with a pair of first-down passes to C.D. Pelham. The Bruins opted to go on fourth-and-2 from the York 28-yard line, but Jackson was stuffed one yard short of the first down.
Moore broke loose for his 73-yard touchdown on the next play. The Cougars kept a 21-6 after one quarter.
I came off to the sideline before that drive and told our guys Were giving them life, Moore said. That was play was a trap. Our pulling guard Jon Slaughter got a great block; blew his guy up. From there I just tried to race to the sideline and not get caught.
The Cougars took advantage with 21 second quarter points. Carroll and Markel Castle hooked up for a 12-yard touchdown, Lee Wright added a 90-yard punt return for a score and Moore capped the outburst with a seven-yard touchdown run. Moore had seven carries for 128 yards by halftime.
YORK 49, LANCASTER 6
Y-Spencer Carroll 23 pass to Tay Neely (Buddy Anderson kick)
Y-Carroll 7 pass to Lamin Yansanah (Anderson kick)
L-Kaderrious Jackson 5 pass to Tywon Anthony (Kick failed)
Y-Ryan Moore 73 run (Anderson kick)
Y-Carroll 12 pass to Markel Castle (Anderson kick)
Y-Lee Wright 90 punt return (Anderson kick)
Y-Moore 7 run (Anderson kick)
Y-Moore 3 run (Anderson kick)
RUSHING LANCASTER: Jackson 15-31, Dreshun Stewart 13-31, James Richardson 1-6, Terrell Rivers 2-0. YORK: Moore 10-134, Carroll 5-40, Tay McConnell 4-17, Ant Smith 2-3.
PASSING LANCASTER: Jackson 10-18-1, 140 yards. YORK: Carroll 20-33-1, 212 yards.
RECEIVING LANCASTER: C.D. Pelham 5-93, Jay Hood 2-35, Kewon Anthony 2-7, Tywon Anthony 1-5. YORK: Daurice Simpson 7-71, Neely 4-55, Josh McCoy 3-46, Castle 2-19, Yansanah 1-7, Smith 2-8, Moore 1-6.
RECORDS: Lancaster 1-6, 0-3. York 7-0, 3-0