Efficient is probably the best word to describe Seneca Valley’s (6-2) 24-7 win over Woodland Hills (2-6).
The Raiders defense continued to show why it’s statistically the best in Class 6A and the offense scored at key points to keep momentum on their side.
Seneca Valley scored on the first drive of the possession capped by a 36-yard screen pass from Gabe Lawson to Matt Stanger.
The defense took over from there.
Ryan Kristobak intercepted a Gavin Gurreri-Judson pass on the next drive which resulted in a field goal for the Raiders.
Woodland Hills’ only score of the game came late in the second quarter on a 28-yard pass from Gurreri-Judson to Michael Coleman with seven seconds left on the clock.
The Wolverines went three and out to open the second half and the Raiders offense again responded.
Seneca Valley marched the ball down field, capping a scoring drive with a one-yard run by Lawson, giving the Raiders back their 10-point lead.
The fourth quarter began with a Woodland Hills’ turnover on downs, giving the Raiders the ball back with 11:56 remaining on the clock. Eight plays and a personal foul call and five minutes later Stanger found the end zone one more time from four yards out.
Stanger finished the night with 132 yards rushing on 23 attempts and two receptions for 34 yards while Lawson was 11-17 for 214 yards and the score.
“We racked up some yardage,” said coach Ron Butschle. “Our offensive lineman did great both in the run and pass protection, gave Gabe a chance to sit back and read, and when that happens, we’re going to make plays.”