The Lebanon High football team may have found its quarterback. But more importantly, the Cedars may have found a home.
On one glorious Friday night at Lebanon Alumni Stadium, everything came together for the Cedars. Behind new starting quarterback Isiaiah Rodriguez, Lebanon recorded its first Lancaster-Lebanon Section Three win ever, in a big way, with a 58-26 beat down of Pequea Valley.
Rodriguez, who has been thrust into the limelight by the relocation of incumbent senior Zakee Sailsman, paced Lebanon’s 472-yard offensive explosion. Rodriguez completed 13 of 16 pass attempts for 178 yards and two touchdowns, and also gained 19 yards on the ground.
Rodriguez’s 37-yard scoring strike to Alex Rufe opened the scoring and gave the Cedars a 6-0 lead early in the opening quarter. Then near the start of the second stanza, the sophomore signal-caller found Kaden Harbaugh with a 52-yard touchdown toss that upped Lebanon’s advantage to 27-0.
In addition to being Lebanon High’s initial victory of the season, it was also one of the Cedars’ most lop-sided triumphs in recent memory.
– Jeff Falk