Even though Breck Hancock might not have been the starting quarterback for the Paris varsity football team when the offseason began, he is now.

On Friday in the season opener at Harrisburg Hancock proved to head coach Gary Crusha and staff that they made the right choice by running the ball 26 times for 176 yards and two touchdowns and completing 3-of-5 passes for 32 yards to help lead his squad to a 38-7 victory.

One factor working against the Coyotes was getting called for nine penalties for 45 yards against 20 first downs gained. Helping to outweigh those mistakes with 10 carries for 100 yards and three receptions for 32 yards was Brandon Williams, Kaison Berrey ran the ball 16 times for 64 yards and two score and Resse Barton added three carries for 32 yards and one touchdown.

On the other side of the ball Paris had 36 total tackles and were led by Hancock with eight defensive stops and a fumble recovery, Ethan Redington had six tackles and Mac Baldeski chipped in with four tackles, two fumble recoveries and a sack. Williams also had four tackles, Trenton Morgan recovered two fumbles and made one tackle and Devin Brandl posted two tackles and a fumble recovery.

Just like every other facet of the game, Hancock led the Paris special teams, as well, with six kickoffs for 121 yards and charting a two-point conversion was Williams.

The Coyotes, 1-0 overall, next take the field Aug. 25 at home against Salisbury, which opened the season Aug. 18 by losing at home to Westran 28-0.