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Long drive to game pays off after Thomas caps long drive

Ball control has been a staple for Steve Lennox since he arrived at Interboro from Dickinson High School in Delaware 24 years ago.

The Bucs have been known for their ability to keep the opposition’s offense off the field with a bruising running game that chews up yards as well as the clock.

Sussex Central, the fifth-ranked Division I team in the state of Delaware, according to the News-Journal, got a taste of that grind-it-out style of offense. One drive in particular is one the Golden Knights won’t soon forget, and one the Bucs will remember for a long time.

In one of the greatest drives in program history, the Bucs marched 99 yards in 28 plays to seal a 20-16 victory over the Golden Knights.

Chris Thomas scored on a one-yard run on fourth-and-goal to cap the drive, which began with roughly four minutes to go in the third quarter and ended with approximately four minutes to go in the game.

The one-yard plunge by Thomas gave the Bucs (4-0) a 20-10 lead. Sussex Central (1-1) cut the deficit to 20-16 on the ensuing possession and tried an onside kick, but Interboro was ready for that maneuver. The Bucs recovered and were able to run out the clock after quarterback Nate Murtha picked up 10 yards on a quarterback sneak.

Kalie Kutateh scored the first two touchdowns. Both runs were inside 10 yards, according to assistant coach Joe Coffey.

The Bucs take on Penn Charter next Friday at the South Avenue Athletic Complex before heading into Del Val League play when Interboro visits Chichester Sept. 30.

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