2014-09-03 / Sports

Fast start for ‘Skins; run by USA, 38-6

Chase Tucker The senior scored the ‘Redskins first TD of the night and finished with 94 yards rushing against USA. Chase Tucker The senior scored the ‘Redskins first TD of the night and finished with 94 yards rushing against USA. SEBEWAING - There has been a quiet, guarded optimism in the Sandusky pre-season football camp. There is hope for a good season, but it has to proven on the field.

So far, so good.

The Redskins opened their season on the road this past Thursday and dominated the USA Patriots, 38-6, in a GTC crossover contest.

The run-first offense, out of the full-house backfield, was right on the mark. Sandusky rolled up 398 yards on the ground for the night, including 170 on eight carries from senior quarterback Jacob Lasecki. Meanwhile, the defense held the Patriots to total of 179 yards on the night.

“It was a good opener,” said Craig Jacobson, Sandusky’s 2nd-year head coach. “The kids prepared, came out and competed, and executed well, at times. But, we still have a lot of work to do.”

The Redskins, who scored in every quarter, jumped ahead, 14-0, in the opening 12 minutes. Senior back Chase Tucker started it off with a four yard TD run and Joe Stone took it in from three yards out. Brandon Potter booted the first of his five extra points. He also added a 26 yard field goal just before the half that gave the ‘Skins a, 24-0, lead.

Lasecki scored his three touchdowns on a 70 yard burst in the second quarter, a 51 yard run in the third, and a 16 yard jaunt in the final quarter.

Tucker was next in the rushing stats for Sandusky with 96 yards on 14 carries. Wray Davault (11-78) and Stone (12-49) also turned in good performances behind the solid effort from the offensive line.

Lasecki completed 1-of-3 passes, a 28 yard reception by junior Danny Hale.

Defensively, the ‘Skins had 11 tackles for a loss. Overall, Derrick Scott led in tackles with six while Lasecki and Stone each had five.

Up next for Sandusky, this Friday night, will be another crossover/road trip, this time against Reese, the defending GTC West champions. The Rockets, who lost several key players to graduation, were mugged by powerhouse Montrose, 52-7, in their opener.

“Reese is still a good football team,” warned Jacobson. “Montrose just continues to reload. They’re a tough matchup.

“Reese has kids that can play. So, every game, we have to play our best.”

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