It was a performance for the ages. The only thing that could detract from it was that it came in a loss.
On Friday night in Landisville, Lebanon junior quarterback Zakee Sailsman put on a spectacular individual show that won’t be forgotten in some time, during the Cedars’ season-ending 59-48 loss to Hempfield. Sailsman established a new Lancaster-Lebanon League record by accounting for an unbelievable 601 total yards of offense.
The electric Sailsman completed 34 of 46 pass attempts for 506 yards and four touchdowns. He also ran 15 times for another 95 yards and three more scores.
In the first half, Sailsman completed two touchdown passes of 70 yards or more to Jeremiah Beckley. And with the Cedars trailing most of the evening, Sailsman tossed a pair of third-quarter scoring strikes to Luis Aquino-Rios that pulled Lebanon to within 42-35 of the Black Knights.
The outing just served to enhance Sailsman’s staggering offensive numbers for the season.
He finished the campaign with 185 completions in 308 attempts for 2392 yards and 22 touchdowns through the air. Sailsman also ran for nine scores.
– Jeff Falk