It was not a perfect game by the York Cougars.
But, according to quarterback Spencer Carroll, the Cougars were the next best thing to perfect while winning their first game of the season Friday over Lewisville, 49-0.
"I know that there are many things that we definitely have to work on," Carroll said in the midst of a jubilant York postgame huddle. "But we played the near perfect game on offense.
"Everything was working for us. Our receivers were running crisp routes; our offensive line was blocking real well and gave me plenty of time to throw.
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"We really worked real hard this week at practice. Hopefully, this can be a catalyst to the rest of our season."
Individually, Carroll was nearly flawless. The sophomore completed 12-of-17 passes for 357 yards and five touchdowns. One of those passes brought the Cougar home crowd to its feet. Carroll and wide receiver Azievelle Smith connected on a 97-yard scoring play to cap a 22-point first-quarter explosion.
Not to be outdone by the offense, the Cougar defense also shined, limiting the Lions to 162 total yards and only seven first downs.
First-year York coach Mike Propst said it felt good to finally deliver a victorious postgame speech.
"This feels great; this is what we have been working so hard for," Propst said. "Coming into this game, we felt like our speed at the receiver spot gave us an advantage against their corners.
Lewisville, 0-5, got a solid performance from running back LarVenski Gaither, who earned 83 tough yards on 22 carries.
Y - Cor'tavious Heath 5 run (Matt Bostic kick)
Y - Spencer Carroll 35 pass to Tony Thomasson (Bostic pass to Heath)
Y - Carroll 97 pass to Azievelle Smith (Bostic kick)
Y - Lee Wright 13 run (Bostic kick)
Y - Carroll 34 pass to Garet Smith (Bostic kick)
Y - Heath 2 run (kick blocked)
Y - Carroll 58 pass to Heath (Bostic kick)
RUSHING - York: Lee Wright 8-74, Cor'Tavious Heath 2-14, Spencer Carroll 1-(-1), Andarious Sanders 3-8. Lewisville: LarVenski Gaither 22-83, Omar Talford 6-16, Justin Funderburke 2-9, Tony Gaston 3-3.
PASSING - York: Spencer Carroll 12-17-0-357. Lewisville: Justin Funderburk 3-5-1-41.
RECEIVING - York: Cor'Tavious Heath 3-81, Tony Thomasson 5-105, Lee Wright 2-20, Azivelle Smith 1-97, Garet Smith 1-34. Lewisville: Myah Walls 2-31, Quentin McKnight 1-10.
RECORDS: York 1-5, Lewisville 0-5.