Freshman sparks Lancaster in 21-7 win over Corsicana

LANCASTER - They needed the freshman to really come alive. For three quarters, Lancaster's offense hadn't exactly been sputtering, but it hadn't been succeeding either. Nick Harvey changed that.

Adding the freshman as a part-time quarterback injected variety, not to mention necessary points. And Lancaster defeated Corsicana, 21-7 on Friday night.

"He brings another dimension," coach Andrew Jackson said, "and we needed another dimension."

Throughout the year, Jackson had wanted to give Harvey 10 to 12 snaps a game as quarterback, but nothing had materialized. Harvey had maybe three snaps coming into Friday.

Then on his first series as quarterback, in the fourth quarter, he threw a 41-yard pass to wide receiver LaDarius Newbold. He rushed for 55 yards on 10 carries for the quarter. On the first two drives in which Davon Hodge and Harvey split time, Lancaster (4-0, 2-0) scored, turning a 7-7 tie into a victory against Corsicana (1-3, 0-2).

"I followed my line," Harvey said, "and did the job."

Before then, Harvey had contributed to a pesky defense. Covering Christian Hines, Corsicana's leading receiver, most of the night, he allowed him just one reception. Fellow defensive back Lashundric Morrison had two interceptions. And Brandon Baker picked off a pass with about three minutes left that sealed the game, a game that was changed by Harvey.

"He's probably one of the best freshman I've coached," Jackson said.

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