It was as good a time as any to put up the first 200-yard game of the season.
That’s what Waynesboro running back Aidan Mencia did in the District 3 Class 5A first round, finishing with an even 200 in a 42-20 victory over No. 12 Daniel Boone, which booked a trip to No. 4 Spring Grove in Friday’s quarterfinals.
Mencia’s season-best performance also earned him recognition as the 4th Down Big School Player of the Week with 832 votes. He won a shootout with Juniata running back Zachary Harr (768 votes), who also had 200 yards last week.
The Waynesboro senior now has three games of 130-plus yards in his last four tries after his 18-carry, 200-yard, two-touchdown performance against DB. It’s his third multi-touchdown game of the year. Mencia is now at 1,249 yards and 12 TDs rushing this season.
He picked up 41% of the 2,015 votes cast this week.