Rob Kodner Blog – Lafayette vs Eureka – Week 1

This is the 6th straight year that Lafayette has opened up against Eureka. Lafayette won the last two openers and also defeated Eureka in the quarterfinals of state last Fall, so they were carrying a 3 game winning streak into the game. They quickly jumped on top scoring two touchdowns, one the first quarter and the other early in the second, highlighted by a 65 yard pass and run from quarterback Evan Scales to the H back Devin Hampton. Toward the end of the first half, Eureka finally went to work and put together two drives, back to back, that featured running backs Adam Yancy and Brett Geisz running the football and sending the game into halftime 14 to 13 in favor of Lafayette. Eureka had won the coin toss and had deferred to the second half. They took the kickoff and once again drove the ball on the ground for a 60 yard drive for a touchdown. Once again it was Yancy and Geisz carry the bulk of the load. The 2 point conversion put them ahead for the moment 21 to 14. Lafayette answered with an 80 yard drive of their own for a touchdown, featuring Kevin Hampton carrying the ball 10 times for 51 yards, and tying the score at 21. On their next two possessions, Eureka put the ball in the endzone, giving them a 35 to 21 lead which they would not relinquish for the rest of the game. On the defensive side of the ball Eureka’s Cole Reat had 4 sacks and 9 tackles, and putting pressure on the Lancers all evening. The Athlete of the game went to Eureka Running back Adam Yancey, as he ended the evening with 31 carries for 133 yards and 3 touchdowns. In addition, the Custom Graphic Shirts Standout player goes out to Offensive left guard Jared Boyer, who opened holes for Yancey and Geisz all evening.

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