Washington College commit and Manheim Township senior Jake Laubach

Manheim Township trailed Central York 4-1 in the first quarter of the District 3-3A boys lacrosse championship, but the top-seeded Blue Streaks didn't get rattled.  "We are Manheim Township. We know when we need to start picking it up...this is our field," emphasized Jake Laubach.  The senior racked up six goals in a 17-10 victory over the third-seeded Panthers.  The Blue Streaks earned their seventh District 3 title.  They have an incredible (41-8) all-time record in the District 3 playoffs.  "It feels great. What we always strive for here at Manheim Township is to go for gold. We did that and we did it with excellence," said Laubach.  Peyton Moritzen found the back of the net four times.  Sophomore Simon Bowen and senior Charlie Kingsbury each scored twice.  The Blue Streaks outscored Central York 10-1 over the second and third quarters.  They were in front 12-5 entering the final period.  Seniors Macon Myers and Dayton Bagwell had three goals apiece for the Panthers.  They were searching for their first District 3 crown.  Laubach's final goal of the afternoon put Manheim Township on top 15-7.  What makes his story even more admirable is that he suffered a torn ACL on September 23rd.  After six and a-half months of rehab, Laubach made his comeback.  He gave credit to his teammates for their support.  "We've been brothers. This is what we've always dreamed of," remarked Laubach.  He will continue his lacrosse career at Division III Washington College in Maryland.  Paul Roberts of SV Sports asked Laubach how far the undefeated Blue Streaks can go in the state playoffs.  He replied, "All the way."  Manheim Township will host District 7 runner-up Shady Side Academy in the first round of the PIAA-3A tournament on Tuesday at 4pm. 


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