The Langley Saxons opened their season by handing No. 17 Yorktown its first regular season loss in two years, winning at home 35-28.

“It was a big one for us,” said Langley Coach John Howerton. “We felt like we handled them pretty good and controlled the ball.”

Quarterback Nick Casso finished with 92 yards rushing and 164 yards passing with three touchdowns. Running back Tyler West added 278 yards on the ground and scored two touchdowns.

“We were driving the ball pretty much the entire game,” Howerton said. “It was very exciting.”

Langley (1-0) led 21-15 at the half, but Yorktown (1-1) made a late push behind running back M.J. Stewart, who accounted for four touchdowns.

However, the Saxons, who next play Stone Bridge Thursday, had enough firepower to hold off the Patriots.

“We had a great crowd. The kids were extremely excited. With a win like that it kind of spoke for itself,” Howerton said. “The kids are extremely happy and you got to convince them that these are the games they train so hard for.”