This was the game of the week one could argue.
The Warwick Warriors entered Friday’s neighborhood rivalry game alone in first place in Section 1 of the L-L League, a half-game ahead of Wilson and a full game up on Township, which dropped a 16-14 decision to the Bulldogs last week for its first loss of the season.
In this game Township overcame the early loss of their leading rusher Jaden Floyd, who was injured by scoring on three straight possessions, two off of Warwick turnovers.
Warwick, whose only loss was to Manheim Central in Week 2, entered the game with the L-L League’s highest-scoring offense (46.5 points per game) and its stingiest defense (8.3 points per game). The Warriors ranked fourth in total yards per game (385) and fifth in yards allowed (246 per game). They’ve also shut out three of their six opponents.
The Warriors have a unique quarterback platoon, using Adam Ricketts (57-of-92, 1,085 yards, 10 TDs) and Joey McCracken (30-for-44, 530 yards). Nick Fucci (74-409, 11 TDs) is the team’s primary rusher, while wideout Trey Glass is the league’s top receiver, with 34 catches for 612 yards and seven TDs.
Township QB Harrison Kirk leads the league in passing yards, with 1,144. He has completed 72 of 127 passes and has 11 touchdowns with just two interceptions. His top target is Hilton Ridley (14-228), but Jon Engel (11-103, TD), Brett Benjamin (10-261, three TD) and Cameron Horst (9-156) also get plenty of looks as well. Jaden Floyd (86-464, two TD) is the Blue Streaks’ leading rusher.