2006 General Mclane Lancers Football and Basketball Teams Essay

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“I felt the whole Lancer nation with me that night” according to Andy Schulz the head coach of the basketball team(Schulz). That was what he was feeling on the night of the basketball state championship. In 2006-07 the General McLane Lancers football and basketball teams both won the state championship, by talking about their history, giving a game by game review, and talking about the coaches and players will show their journey.

The head coach of the General McLane Lancers football team was Jim Wells. Jim Wells was 35 at the time. He started coaching at General McLane in 1977. He graduated and played football for Ithaca College. When he came to General McLane he brought the option which is a type of offense. He ran the
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He was a part of something most people could only think of. “Scoring the winning touchdown or making the winning basket in a state championship is something that every kid dreams about. But the reason kids dream about these feats is because the odds of one of them actually happening are quite slim . What about the odds of accomplishing both? Astronomical.”(Orbanek). Drew went on after high school to go to and graduate from Penn State.(Orbanek)

In previous years the Lancers have never made it to the state championship. In 1970 under head coach Bob Jamison the Lancers had an undefeated season with nine wins and zero losses. They had a great offense with stars such as Fred Simmons, Steve Nolan, and Dan Harrison. They also had a strong defense giving only an average of five and seven tenths points per game led by Dennis Skelton. That team also won the first Erie County League Championship(Orbanek). The 2006 team had minor setback and nothing really to get in the way of them going to the state championship(Kennerknecht).

The Lancers started their season with a home game against Warren. The final score was Lancers 49 Warren 14. With Astorino scoring 20 points ,Dan Skelton scoring 10 points, and his brother Ryan scoring 19. The Lancers next game was against McDowell at home. The final score was the Lancers 32 McDowell 14. Astorino scored six points the same

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