Seneca Valley Holds On to Beat Linganore 30-27
Adrian Feliz-Platt and the Seneca Valley football team travelled to Linganore on a mission to earn the right to make things even — to earn a rematch with rival Damascus next week. However, they would have to get through the unbeaten Linganore Lancers to earn that rematch.
Feliz-Platt and Eagles came out screaming and jumped to a 20 point lead in the first quarter. Feliz-Platt scored three of his four touchdowns in the first quarter.
“We just don’t want to go home. We want to play next week,” said the junior running back after the victory.
Seneca Valley took the opening kickoff and marched down the field to score on just four plays on an impressive drive against a Linganore defense that had given up only 20 points over the last four games. Feliz-Platt carried the ball twice, and senior quarterback Petey Gaskins passed to senior receiver Cortez Lee Chase-Ervin, who brought the ball down to the Linganore 11-yard line. One play later Feliz-Platt would score on an 11-yard off-tackle run. An extra point from Rey Genovese would make it 7-0 after four offensive plays.
After both teams traded punts, the Lancers senior quarterback Nathaniel Musselman threw a pass that was intercepted by Seneca Valley’s Antonio Fox giving the Eagles the ball in Lancer territory. The turnover would lead to Feliz-Platt’s second rushing touchdown.
“I feel like he is the most dynamic football player in the county,” said Seneca Valley Head Coach Fred Kim after the game. “The combination of speed and quickness and football awareness. You know the old Madden “Awareness” ranking — his goes off the chart. The guy knows where he is on the field. It is great having a guy like that, and I would hate to have to play against him.”