Bobby Collins’ start at Lancaster may not have begun the way he hoped, but the finish left him reason to be excited.
Coach Collins’ Bruins began the season with a 41-6 victory over visiting Andrew Jackson at Lancaster Memorial Stadium on Friday night.
Collins was happy with the victory, saying after the game, “It’s game one, we’re 1-0 – so I’m pleased about that part.”
Lancaster’s passing game was slow to develop until Keendarius Truesdale found Jay Hood for a 75-yard score as the end of the first quarter approached. The two hooked up again for a 65-yard score in the second quarter. A 75-yard return of a blocked field goal attempt gave the Bruins a 20-0 advantage at the half.
The more staggering numbers for the Bruins came in the turnover category. Lancaster lost three fumbles in the first half but managed to escape unscathed against the undermanned Volunteers.
“We turned the football over too much on offense. There are a lot of things on film that we can correct with some mistakes, so we’ll be good to go,” said Collins after the game.
The Bruins opened the second half with a two-play drive, capped by a 26-yard Kadarius Wright touchdown carry. After a four-yard Kolby Whitley touchdown to put Andrew Jackson on the board, Wright continued to take over on the ground, adding a 60-yard rushing touchdown to largely put the game out of reach. The second half was played with a running clock.
Lancaster (1-0) will travel to Richland Northeast next Friday night.