Football - Derry vs Freeport
Freeport ran past Derry 34-14
Freeport’s Ben Lane spent the evening repeatedly finding the end zone at Derry's Trojan Stadium. The sophomore was asked to switch from tailback to quarterback and he answered the call by scoring four touchdowns himself and passing for a fifth in the WPIAL Class 3A Allegheny Conference game.
After traded posessions Freeport capitalized on a fumble by Derry quarterback Nick Detore that was recovered by Freeport's Jacksen Reiser.
Freeport's Lane went to work following the turnover and found wide receiver Mario DeVivo for a first down in Trojan territory.
Then Lane put the visiting Yellow Jackets on the scoreboard with his first touchdown of the evening at 4:22 in the first quarter on a 17-yard touchdown run.
Freeport kicker Parker Lucas missed the extra point attempt and the score was 6-0 Yellow Jackets.
Lane found the end zone again at 7:57 in the second quarter when he scampered around the end on an 8-yard touchdown run.
Lucas added the extra point making the score 13-0.
Derry quarterback Nick Detore threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Matt McDowell and the Trojans were on the scoreboard at the 2:46 mark of the second quarter.
Derry kicker Chance White added the extra point and the score was 13-7.
Detore then found Hunter Wack in the center of the end zone on a 20-yard touchdown pass and the game was tied at 13.
White added the extra point and Derry took the lead 14-13 with 1:47 left in the first half.
However Derry's lead was short-lived as Freeport mounted an 80-yard drive in five plays scoring when Lane found Vincent Clark on a 48-yard touchdown pass with 22 seconds left in the first half.
Freeport took the 20-14 lead into halftime.
Lane then electrified the Freeport fans in the stands when he returned the second half kickoff 95-yards for a touchdown making the score 26-14.
White added the extra point and the Yellow Jackets extended their lead to 27-14.
Lane scored his fifth touchdown of the night in the fourth quarter when he slipped through the Derry defense on a 3-yard scamper.
White then added the extra point and the score was 34-14 with 3:54 left in the second half.
Lane passed for 229 yards and a tocuhdown. He also carried for 114 yards and three scores as Freeport improved to 2-1 overall and 2-0 in the conference.
Detore passed for 108 yards and two touchdowns as Derry fell to 1-2 overall and 1-2 in the conference.
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