- Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 13:53
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After defeating the Lancaster Red Devils 42-29, the Drifters (5-4) have moved one step closer to hosting their first Conference 43, 1A East playoff game. However, the Drifters have one major roadblock in front of them in the form of Washington & Lee.
Currently, the Eagles are coming off a 14-9 loss to Essex, but due to their sixth place playoff ranking, they will likely host their first game regardless of the outcome against Colonial Beach on Friday. However, in light of the 12-0 loss to the Drifters last season, and the fact it was the school’s first-ever loss to Colonial Beach, the lingering intangible associated with cross-town rivalry will ultimately play a crucial role in the final outcome.
As for the Red Devil game on Thursday, the Drifters made the most of their seasonal confrontation with Lancaster. Lamar Lucas ran for 133 yards and two touchdowns. The game marked the fourth consecutive time that Lucas has run over 100 yards. Lucas’ teammate Shamar Shanks accounted for two interceptions. On the ground, the Drifters rushed for 281 yards, but the Red Devils held them to 25 passing yards. Ryan Thomas’ fumble recovery in the final minutes shut out all hopes of a Red Devil rally.
Trailing 3-0, the Drifters entered the second quarter determined to enter the second half on top. Lucas got the offense rolling as he scored twice - on a one-yard run and a six-yard run. Shamar Shanks later scored on a 70-yard interception. However, the Red Devils trailed by one point, courtesy of two second quarter touchdowns by S. Bouis.
In the second half, the Drifter defense pitched a shutout, as their offense scored three times to put the game in the record books. The Drifters concluded their scoring with Michael Mothershead catching a 25-yard touchdown, and two one-yard rushing touchdowns from Carter Foster.
On Friday, the long awaited cross-town rivalry between the Drifters and the Eagles will take place on the grounds of Washington & Lee. Game time is 7 p.m. Fans should get there early, because parking could be scares.