Dylan Weaver is the new kid on the block in Fredericksburg. But it hasn’t taken him long to fit in.
Scoring touchdowns has a way of endearing you to teammates.
Weaver’s speed, moves and game-breaking ability have given the Northern Lebanon football team a whole different dimension, and have made an already potent Viking team even more dangerous. On Friday night at Fred Gahres Stadium, Weaver’s skills were on full display.
Weaver tallied three touchdowns to help the Vikings to a 57-26 victory over Ephrata, in both teams’ Lancaster-Lebanon Section Three opener. Weaver, a flashy junior transfer from Central Dauphin, had his hands – and legs – in the middle of a four-touchdown explosion late in the first half that broke the game open and ultimately signaled the mercy rule.
First, Weaver toted the pigskin 60 yards to pay dirt to give the Vikings a 20-7 lead. Then, Weaver returned a punt 62 yards to the promised land to push Northern Lebanon’s advantage to 35-7.
Weaver rounded out his evening by scampering three yards for the touchdown that made it 50-14 Northern Lebanon.
The result made the defending Section Three champion Vikings 4-0 on the year.
– Jeff Falk