The Ramblers wrapped up the 2018 Class 4A title with a 38-7 win over Imhotep Charter on Thursday at Hersheypark Stadium.
It was the fourth straight year Imhotep and Prep met in the state final. Imhotep won the first meeting in 2015, winning the then-AAA title 40-3. Prep has won the last three in a row for the 4A title including a 27-20 victory in 2016 and a 38-28 triumph in 2017.
For this latest title run, the Ramblers (13-3) rode on the shoulders of running back Billy Lucas, who piled up 287 yards and three touchdowns on 40 carries.
Lucas got the scoring started with a 56-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.
Imhotep (11-3) answered with an 18-yard touchdown run by D’Shaun Seals in the second quarter.
Then Prep tallied 31 unanswered points to pull away. Quarterback Regan Schleicher had touchdowns runs of 15 and 3 yards. Collin Kelly booted a 30-yard field goal. And Lucas brought in touchdowns on runs of 1 and 8 yards.
Prep had 428 yards of total offense, and held Imhotep to almost half that at 216.
The win made District 10 2-for-2 in title games on Thursday, with Farrell defeating Lackawanna Trail 55-20.
Wilmington will try to make it 3-for-3 when it takes on Southern Columbia today at 1 p.m. for the Class 2A championship.
Source:: Daily times