Recap By Collin Richardson
The great Hall of Fame Coach Bear Bryant once stated the famous quote: “Defense wins championships”. CV did just that in their 1st LL League Game, and in doing so prevailed over the Warriors of Warwick by a final of 19-7. They pitched a 1st half shutout and allowed 1 lone touchdown early in the 3rd quarter to blast to a 1-0 start in a crowded Section 2. After falling to Garden Spot 27-26 in a heartbreaker last week, the Bucks turned it around in Week 4 and came out with a win. It’s no lie anymore, the Buckskins are legit. They are averaging under 14 points allowed per game, and like stated before one point away from being 4-0. “These kids are very coachable” Stated HC Jon Scepanski. “For them to then go out and execute, it makes me very proud.”
CV took a 6-0 lead at half, and won the game 19-7. Junior running back Jayden Johnson zipped and zagged all night for CV, scoring 2 rushing touchdowns off 215 rushing yards. He scored his 1st TD bolt early in the 2nd quarter, and his 2nd came as he dashed 65 yards to retake the lead for good over Warwick. It was the 1st play from scrimmage early in the 3rd quarter, as he ran up the gut of the Warrior defense, and turned on the afterburners to make the score 12-7. Sophomore Teagan Ruble also got his name on the score sheet for CV, when he caught a checkdown pass and ran 40 yards for CV(and the game’s) last score with 9:23 left in the 4th. The aforementioned Bucks defense was all over the Warwick offensive line as well, pressuring Warwick QB Trevor Evans all night, and only holding the Warwick rushing attack to 76 total yards. They also had an interception, and sacked Evans 5 times. They did not dominate, but they controlled. The Bucks never looked out of sorts, never seemed pressured, never unfocused. It was a team effort, and you can expect this to come every Friday Night in Witmer. “Certainly we want to be contenders. We want to be the group that starts to change this program. The kids want it. And I’m proud to see them perform.” The CV Buckskins will host Solanco next week in another ripe Section 2 matchup.
The Warriors now dip to 1-3. Trevor Evans threw a 12 yard touchdown flip to Keldyn Loraw early in the 3rd quarter for Warwick’s only points. The Warrior offense struggled to find anything else the rest of the game, as a few penalties and a few more incompletions put them behind the sticks which were just too far to overcome. Since their big win over Cocalico in Week 1, Warwick has been outscored 62-30. The Warriors will need to turn around quickly as they travel to Manheim Central next Friday.