York Cougars flash offense at Lancaster Bruins

Herald correspondentOctober 12, 2013 

— York got its seventh victory without a loss for the second consecutive year with a 46-7 win at Lancaster. The Cougars got off to a slow start, but behind the running back Ryan Moore and quarterback Deshaw Anderson, sailed through the final three quarters.

Senior running back Ryan Moore had a couple of long runs, but really pounded away, gaining 10-15 yards per rush. Moore ended the game with 26 carries for 263 yards and two touchdowns.

“My offensive line was awesome, 263 yards is not a bad night,” said Moore with a smile. “This was the first game we played on natural grass in a few weeks and I got a little winded on a couple of the runs, but I really had a lot of fun tonight.”

Andrews ended the night with 294 yards through the air, spreading the ball around to several different receivers. Combined with the his rushing totals, Andrews had over 330 yards in total offense.

“You can’t say enough about the way Ryan Moore played tonight,” said York coach Bobby Carroll. “Andrews was outstanding as well. Overall I am very proud of these boys, especially our defense. It is always impressive to hold a Bennie McMurray team to seven points.

“We need to cut down on some penalties and have a few things to work on, but this was a great effort from our guys.”

York (7-0) opened up a quick 8-0 lead after Anderson found wide receiver Daurice Simpson for a 33 yard touchdown reception. Like they have done all season, the Cougars lined up for the old swinging gate on the point after, this time Patch Edwards squirted off to the right for an easy 2-point conversion.

Lancaster answered with a five yard touchdown reception from Keedarius Truesdale to Jay Hood and the teams battled evenly for the next few drives. York had several opportunities to add points, but turnovers and negative yardage killed multiple Bruins drives.

The Bruins were aided by an onslaught of York penalties but could not take full advantage of their mistakes. Lancaster moved the ball well between the 20s, but struggled in the red zone.

Lancaster trailed by just a point after the first period, but two trips deep into Cougar territory yielded zero points, and York’s offense caught fire for the rout.

Bruins quarterback Keendarius Truesdale paced his offensive attack with 110 yards rushing, but Lancaster failed to find a secondary rusher against York’s stout defense.

The Bruins travel to Clover to face the Blue Eagles on Friday, with both teams searching for their first region win. York returns home to face Nation Ford.

York 46, Lancaster 7


Scoring summary

Y– Daurice Simpson 33 pass from Deshaw Andrews (Patch Edwards run)

L – Jay Hood 5 pass from Keendarius Truesdale (Trevor Lathan kick)

Y – Ryan Moore 5 run (Buddy Anderson kick)

Y – Kyron Schrouder 9 pass from Andrews (Anderson kick)

Y – Anderson 32 field goal

Y – Thomas Wilkerson 5 run (Anderson kick)

Y – Kyron Schrouder 62 pass from Andrews (Anderson kick)

Y – Moore 2 run (Anderson kick)

Team statistics

First downs 1621
Rushes/yards 38-160 37-314
Passing 15-25-2 27-33-1
Passing yards 105 311
Fumbles/lost 4-01-1
Penalties/yard 7-60 11-121

Individual statistics

RUSHING LANCASTER: Truesdale 16-110, Kadarius Wright 11-12, Will Jackson 6-24, Cameron Meadows 1-2, Jeremy Tolliver 5-12. YORK: Moore 26-262, Andrews 5-40, Devin Williams 2-(-3) Castel 1-4, Thomas Wilkerson 3-11.

PASSING LANCASTER: Truesdale 15-25-2-105. YORK: Andrews 24-28-1-294, Pettaway 3-4-0-17, Castle 0-1-0-0

RECEIVING :LANCASTER: Kaleb Keenan 3-16, Hood 8-23, Austin Franceschelli 3-48, Jackson 18. YORK: Schrouder 5-110, Castle 7-85, McCoy 8-45, Simpson 4-53, Moore 2-14, Wilkerson 1-4.

RECORDS: LANCASTER. 2-5, 0-3 Region 3-AAAA. YORK 7-0, 3-0.

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