Given the intricacies of his team’s new offense and his age, it may take a while for Zakee Sailsman to fully grasp his duties as the signal-caller for the Lebanon football team. Or he may be a quick study.
One of the two.
On Friday night at Ephrata High School, during the Cedars’ impressive 37-8 road win, the athletic Sailsman showed he’s beginning to figure some things out. The sophomore quarterback had his hands in four of Lebanon’s touchdowns and 291 of the Cedars’ total yards.
On the ground, Sailsman rushed 13 times for 139 yards and a touchdown. Through the air, Sailsman completed four of six pass attempts for 152 yards and three touchdowns, as the Cedars raced out to a 37-0 third-quarter advantage and never looked back.
Sailsman got Lebanon off on the right foot when he hit teammate Jeremiah Beckley with a 52-yard scoring strike that gave the Cedars a 7-0 lead. Then Lebanon upped its advantage to 13-0 in the opening minutes of the second quarter when Sailsman found Phil Hillesheim with a 50-yard touchdown toss.
After that, he rested.
– Jeff Falk