Mercyhurst Prep led 42-0 at halftime en route to a 48-8 Region 2 win over winless Youngsville on Friday at Youngsville High School.
Youngsville is 0-5 overall and 0-4 in Region 2. After a close loss to Eisenhower last week, the Lakers are 3-2 overall and 2-2 in the region.
"All we need to do is find our team unity, but it's just happening slower than I'd like it to," said Youngsville coach John Victor. "They didn't quit."
Times Observer Photo by Eric Zavinski
Down the field
Joe Frazier (40) of the Youngsville Eagles rushes towards Mercyhurst territory in a region matchup Friday night at Mike Shine Field in Youngsville.
Mercyhurst Prep scored early in the first quarter, courtesy of Eric Baer, and the Lakers were quick with an onside kick, regaining possession.
Mercyhurst wasted no time and scored again - this time with a 20-yard run from Joseph Swanson.
After another successful onside kick, the Youngsville defensive unit was hard-pressed to contain the Lakers, and Mercyhurst proceeded to score twice more in the quarter for a 28-0 first quarter lead.
Youngsville scored in the fourth as quarterback Jake Lauffenburger hit Sam Bubbenmoyer for the Eagles' first and only score in the game. A two-point conversion from Josh Taydus sealed the final score.
"With four consecutive onside kicks to start the game off, it was hard to focus, but the we played hard out there and will continue (to play hard)," said Victor.
Youngsville travels to winless Union City on Friday for a Region 2 match-up.
Mercyhurst Prep-Youngsville Stats
Mercyhurst Prep 281460-48
MP-Eric Baer 4 run, 8:43 (Alex Schroeck kick)
MP-Joseph Swanson 20 run, 7:33 (Schroeck kick)
MP-Swanson 5 run, 5:32 (Schroeck kick)
MP-Tommie Elias 31 pass from Nick Evanoff, 2:12 (Schroeck kick)
MP-Swanson 2 run, 9:24 (Schroeck kick)
MP-Scott Goring 6 run, 3:45 (Schroeck kick)
MP-Eric 3 run, 4:36 (Schroeck kick inc)
Y-Sam Bubbenmoyer 11 pass from jake Lauffenburger, 4:52 (Josh Taydus conversion from Lauffenburger)
RUSHING-Mercyhurst Prep, Baer 15-170, Swanson 12-91, Goring 9-50, Sean Stevenson 3-7, Thomas Mitchell 3-4, Clayton Palmer 1-0, Dalhart Dobbs 4-7. Youngsville, Lauffenburger 8-34, Joe Frazier 6-10, Kris Wilcox 2-6.
PASSING-Mercyhurst Prep, Evanoff 2-3-0-37. Youngsville, Lauffenburger 7-20-3-71, Taydus 0-1-1-0.
RECEIVING-Mercyhurst Prep, Elias 2-37. Youngsville, Taydus 2-11, Frazier 5-25, Bubbenmoyer 1-11, Solomon Clark 1-34.