The temperatures are dropping but the battle for the Section One title is heating up. And thanks to Joey McCracken there is a new
The Warwick Warriors, behind an L-L League setting record of 530 passing yards by QB Joey McCracken, defeated the Wilson Bulldogs 38-12 at Grosh Field in Lititz last night.
This was sophomore McCracken’s first start of the season and he set a single game L-L League record.
In the third quarter alone, McCracken threw 5 touchdowns.
Warwick took the early lead on a 53-yard McCracken bomb thrown to Nick Fucci. They went up 14-0 on a bomb thrown to Conor Adam.
Warwick, who lost to Township 28-20 last week, came into the game a half game behind Wilson a half-game up on Warwick.
Wilson had won two in a row since falling 20-10 to Manheim Central. The Bulldogs’ other loss came to Central Dauphin in their season opener. The Dawgs already have a victory over defending section champ Manheim Township to their credit, so a win on Friday would have solidified Wilson’s position in first place. That’s no longer the case.
Warwick came into the game with in with the league’s No. 2 scoring offense (42.7 points per game) and its third-stingiest scoring defense (11.1 points per game). The Warriors were also ranked fourth in total offense (372 yards per game) and sixth in total defense (268.4 yards per game).
This game will also have major playoff implications for both teams. Wilson was ranked fifth in district’s power rankings, which are used to determine the eight-team field in Class 6A. Warwick was ranked sixth in the 14-team Class 5A field.