The Solanco football team did not look past McCaskey.
With a challenging stretch of games looming, the Mules (5-2) took care of business Friday night, gradually pulling away from the winless Red Tornado for a 39-13 triumph.
The Solanco football team was prepared for precisely this type of situation.
After tying the game with 5:30 remaining in regulation, Mules' coach Tony Cox decided it was the ideal time to try it.
The Mules (4-2) went with an onside kick. Elizabethtown could not cleanly handle the ball and Zach Turpen pounced on it at the Bears' 42. Despite a holding call on the first play following the kick, the Mules marched for the game-winning touchdown, capped by a three-yard run by fullback Nick Yannutz.
Daniel Bird sacked Elizabethtown quarterback Pat Gilhool on the game's final play to secure Solanco's 28-21 triumph Friday night, September 27.
The Solanco girls soccer team bounced back from a disappointing defeat by pulling out a victory in the final five minutes.
Alana Yoder scored in the 75th minute to lift the Mules to a 2-1 triumph over host Kennett Saturday morning.
Captain Seth Harnish says the Solanco football team's mantra is "Do Your Job".
The way his team is performing, a multitude of Mules are in the running for Employee of the Month.
Quarterback Brody Mellinger rushed for three touchdowns including the go-ahead score on the opening play of the fourth quarter as Solanco's Junior High football team opened the season with a 26-22 triumph over visiting Garden Spot Wednesday, September 11.
The youthful Solanco football team came of age Friday night.
An offensive line comprised solely of underclassmen paved the way for a big game from senior fullback Nick Yannutz as the Mules evened their record by downing host Kennard-Dale 27-21.
The Solanco football team lost to visiting Northeastern 55-35 in the season opener Friday night, August 23.
The Bobcats recovered four Mules fumbles and never trailed.
"You always want to capitalize on mistakes," Solanco coach Tony Cox said. "Like I told them all, it's always going to come down to who makes the least amount of mistakes. I know we're going to make mistakes, but we've got to capitalize on those ones that the other team makes and we've got to make sure we fight through it and push ourself through."
Many of the names have changed, but the expectations are the same.
The Solanco football team lost 27 seniors from last year's team which finished 7-5 including a district playoff win.
The Mules still envision competing for another postseason berth this fall.
"We're really young," Solanco coach Tony Cox said. "We brought five freshmen up so a lot of kids don't have experience for Friday night games, yet."
The Golden Mules Youth Football Camp focuses on the "little things" a player needs to be successful.
Solanco varsity football coach Tony Cox hopes the camp serves as something of a refresher course for his high school athletes as they instruct the younger players.
Cox, his assistant coaches, and current Mules players were the clinicians at the camp for kindergarten-eighth graders held last Thursday and Friday evenings at Solanco High School.
Solanco's junior varsity football team improved its record to 6-1 following a 22-2 win over visiting Lampeter-Strasburg on Monday afternoon, October 15.