Ramon Heredia passed for three touchdowns in the second quarter as Lawrence shut out Greater Lawrence, 39-0, in a Division 2A nonleague football game last night.
Heredia played only half the game but was efficient, completing 6 of 9 passes for 123 yards with touchdowns of 38, 52, and 15 yards.
The game was historic for the senior as he surpassed the 50 all-purpose touchdown benchmark for the Lancers and eclipsed 4,000 yards for his career. All of this for a Lawrence team that finished 7-4 this season, something coach Mike Yameen couldn't be happier about.
"This is our best record in 14 years," he said. "We've worked hard for this. This brand of football is totally different [from the previous regime]."
A spread offense and a defense built on speed and athleticism are what fueled the Lancers' turnaround, said Yameen. It has also turned Heredia into an offensive machine. A halfback for two seasons, Yameen converted Heredia into the Lancers' quarterback and it paid dividends.
Heredia thrived, Yameen explained, because of his "very accurate throwing arm," as exemplified by 15 touchdown passes this season.
Lawrence did not qualify for the Division 2A playoffs, but Yameen said he feels as if the rebuilding stages are over and he can't wait for next season.
Division 3, Nonleague: Dustin Rooney threw an 89-yard touchdown to Connor Bryson in the first quarter, Ryan Murphy ran one in from 3 yards, and Lynn Tech defeated St. Mary's, 16-6. Rooney was 4 of 6 passing for 103 yards and one touchdown.
Division 3, Central Mass.: Nashoba Valley Tech drove past Monty Tech, 35-0, behind a monster game from running back Corey Trembley. The senior ran for 168 yards and three touchdowns while catching another.