Leftenant sends the Trojans “to the left, to the left.”
The line of Beyonce kept ringing through my head during the Mechanicsburg-Hershey game. Tarik Leftenant ran all over the Trojans on Friday night and sent the back to Hershey with a 28-14 defeat.
The Wildcats got on the board early with a touchdown two minutes into the game. The Wildcat D picked off Junior QB Jake Campbell and ran it back inside the twenty. The Wildcat O then took over and punched the ball in from there to make it 7-0.
The rest of the first quarter was quiet as neither team could get into the endzone. But it did not take long into the second quarter until Leftenant had two 10 yard runs and then broke one for 30 some yards down to the 8. On the next play senior QB Jake Zeigler handed it off to Leftenant and he took it in from the 8 for the score. Score 14-0 Mechanicsburg.
After a fumble recovery at the 49 yard line, Zeigler engineered a scoring drive. Two passes took the offense down to the 22. Leftenant then broke one 11 yards to the 11. Mechanicsburg thought that they had a touchdown when Zeigler hit Matt Koveleski in the end zone. The play was called back on a holding call though. Faced with a 3rd and 24 from the 25, Zeigler found Ben Anderson along the left sideline. Anderson broke 6 tackles to score. PAT was good and the score was 21-0.
Zeigler then found Kovelski from 4 yards out to make the score 28-0. During the fourth quarter, the Hershey D pinned the offense back deep. They punted. It was blocked and it was knocked out of the back of the end zone for a safety. Score 28-2.
On the subsequent possession, the Hershey O finally started on the move. Campbell hit Austin Warfel in the middle of the back of the end zone for a touchdown. Then after a QB switch, with less than a minute left in the game, senior QB Dominic Cerminara hit Stenn Transeth in the end zone from 5 yards out for a touchdown. Final score, 28-14.
Mechanicsburg plays away at Susquehanna Township next week. The Trojans are also on the road as they take on Waynesboro. Both games are Friday night games.
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