Lancaster already exceeds 2012 win total with 2-0 start
But that’s what the Redskins finished with in 2012 as they battled closely against some top competition but finished a disappointing 1-7.
This year’s group hasn’t forgotten what it felt like — and they’re doing plenty about that. The Redskins are off to a 2-0 start this season and seem to be a force to be reckoned with in Class AA.
“It feels good winning; it’s way better winning than losing, that’s for sure,” senior wide receiver Dan Corbi said. “We just have that win-the-rep attitude; we’re working really hard this year. We have that bitter taste in our mouths from last year and we’re really getting after it.”
A year ago, Lancaster started with a victory over Niagara Falls — but that’s the only one the Redskins got all year. That seven-game losing streak that closed out the season lingered with coaches and players all offseason.
“There’s a constant reminder, they don’t want that to happen again,” second-year coach Chris Dickson said. “We started Week One last year with a win and then we lost seven straight, so it’s nice to get that second win and be 2-0. But we still have a lot of things to clean up to get ready for Week Three.”
This year’s Redskins also started out with a victory — and then followed it up with another one. And they hope many more are to come.
After an impressive 22-6 win at Kenmore West on the opening Saturday, of the season, the Redskins came home and posted a dominating 42-0 win over a West Seneca West club that started Lancaster’s losing streak in 2012.
“We definitely wanted to get back at that team after losing to them last year,” said running back/safety Mitch Fuller, who had two touchdowns in each of the first two games. “It feels amazing. We’re running the ball a lot better, passing the ball well, defense has been great. Everything’s been going well.”
Fuller and Matt Symanski have combined to form a dynamite backfield combination and quarterback Kevin Colafrancheski has been effective passing the ball to Corbi, Corey Helenbrook and others and the line has been dominant.
Meanwhile, the defense has given up just six points in two games.
“It’s a nice mix of kids,” Dickson said. “They’ve all bought in to what we’re trying to do. We just want to work on keeping this going.”