By Spencer Barnett –
The Hempfield vs. Township game played Thursday afternoon was arguably the most anticipated game in the Lancaster-Lebanon League this season. Right from the start, Township netted three goals and by halftime, the game was all theirs. Township dominated on face-offs, which in-turn was the key factor in preventing Hempfield’s offense from scoring. Jake Weber and Calvin Schum led the Blue Streaks in face-offs, with a combined 24 wins between the two. In the end, the Manheim Township Blue Streaks won 18-12.
“It’s fun to play said,” said Hempfield’s head coach Dave Ondrusek to the Lancaster Intelligencer Journal. “Obviously we don’t like the result but it was a good wake up call. We needed this.”
Now with the regular season out of the way, the district leader is Manheim Township, with Hempfield in the number two spot. Ephrata, with a record of 14-3, is third, Red Lion (14-1) moved to the number four spot and Penn Manor, with a record setting season going 13-3, is in the fifth spot.