Wagner Shines in Big Win Over Northern Lebanon
It was around 60 degrees at kickoff in Fredericksburg- a true fall Friday night. From the outside, the result never seemed to be in doubt. The Pioneers won the game by 40 points, with the defense pitching their 3rd shutout of the season.
L-S captains leading team out of the locker room prior to game vs Penn Manor (Cam Reynolds)
The scoreline may have been flattering. With 3 minutes left to go in the first half, Gio Malaesta was tackled for safety after a tremendous goal-line stand by the defense. From there, the Pioneers blew the game wide open. Wide Reciever Austin Cole hauled in two touchdown grabs in the final minute of the half to make it a 26 point lead. The Pioneers added two more tallies on the ground in the second half to make the final score 42-2.
Individually, QB Berkeley Wagner stole the show. 4 total touchdowns, 177 yards in the air, and 121 more on the ground. When asked about his performance, Wagner was quick to give credit to his offensive line. "I could drive a truck through the holes in there".
The Pioneers move to 4-1 on the year. They will open the section slate next week, traveling to take on Lancaster Catholic. The Crusaders (3-2) have scored a combined 90 points over their last two games and should pose a tough test for the league-leading Pioneer defense.
By Logan Moyer, LS News Editor-in-Chief