By Jake Perper, Times Correspondent
Key drive: Three short punts helped Cambridge Christian add touchdowns on its first three drives including a 3-yard scamper from senior running back/defensive back Aaron Pierre.
Stars of the game: Junior running back/defensive back Andrew Cunningham totaled 110 yards and two touchdowns on just six touches. – Junior quarterback Jaylin Jackson rushed for consecutive scores in the second quarter. – Pierre had 35 rushing yards and a touchdown on offense and hauled in an interception on defense. – Sophomore quarterback Darryl Mercer had a 17-yard rushing touchdown in the third quarter.
Stats of the game: Junior linebacker Scott Ater finished with a team-high six tackles for Cambridge. – Junior wide receiver/defensive back Caleb Young finished with 65 receiving yards, a pick and a forced fumble. – Senior safety Zach Froelich had an interception. – The Lancers held Village to under 200 yards of total offense and forced three turnovers.
Final word: “It’s impressive how quickly Darryl Mercer has kind of jumped in and been there. I’ve never had two quarterbacks like this at the same time. I’ll probably use them together with Mercer at wide receiver. He has a pretty serious vertical. It’s the show Jaylin runs for sure.” – Cambridge Christian coach Bob Dare
Final word II: “It’s a good start, but it’s just a start.” – Dare