London scores first victory of the season
By CHRIS MILES
HILLSBORO — It’s been a long time coming.
The London football team finally put everything together and came away with a rewarding 34-8 triumph over host Hillsboro Friday.
“I am so very proud of this team,” coach Jerry Wasserman said. “They played hard, played a good ball game and executed the entire game.”
The Red Raiders (1-7) kept Hillsboro winless (0-8), but it wasn’t without some adversity.
London had two long touchdowns taken off of the board in the opening quarter thanks to some costly mistakes.
But instead of hanging their heads, the Red Raiders kept on grinding and the ball finally bounced in their favor.
There was no surprise on the night London put it all together, its leader senior Kyle Fisher led the way.
“When he goes well, we go well,” Wasserman said of his quarterback. “He really played well for us tonight. I don’t know how many yards he had, but he had at least 100 or so called back because of penalties.”
The coaching staff said there were a number of standouts, including defenders Levi McClellan and Damon Coffill.
Seeing his team celebrate the first victory of the season was a something Wasserman will remember for a long time.
“A lot of kids stepped up and played well tonight,” he said. “We’ve had a long season, but these guys never stopped working hard and they never stopped playing.
“I’ve been proud of them all year long.”
London trailed Hillsboro 8-7 early in the third quarter before it put everything together late in the second quarter and those good feelings carried over to the second half.”