Varsity Football defeats St. Stephens and ends 23 game winning streak!
On Friday night, the Varsity Football team snapped St Stephen Episcopal’s 23 game-winning streak as they moved to 3-0. Entering the game on Friday, St Stephens held the #1 ranking in the state and was the defending two-time SSAC Champion. Laker Nation showed up in full force and made their “Beach Out” presence felt! The team got off to an early lead after Senior WR Najji Allen took the very first offensive play for a 73-yard TD run. Junior WR Seth Daniels had 5 receptions for 121 yards and added an impressive 1st half TD after catching the ball and dashing 73 yards untouched to the end zone. The Lakers led 14-0 at halftime. In the 2nd half, Senior Captains Mason Russell and Kai Patterson each added rushing TDs, while Senior Captain Khadry Jackson proved to be a receiving mismatch after hauling 4 receptions for 86 yards and 1 TD. Senior Kicker Justin Kirkland was a perfect 5/5 on extra points. Defensively, the Lakers continue to be aggressive, allowing only 200 total yards and sacking the QB 5 times. Khadry Jackson tallied 9 tackles, 4 tackles for loss and a sack. Equally impressive was Mason Russell who earned 8 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 1 sack and a timely interception. Senior Hunter Smallback also had a big game upfront tallying 5 tackles, 3 for loss and 2 sacks. Senior Andrew McLean and Junior Jonah Best also added big-time forced fumbles and sacks. The Lakers stingy defense has allowed an average of 100 yards per game; one of the best in the state! This Friday, the Lakers face off against divisional opponent Central Florida Christian Academy (2-1) at Home! GO LAKERS!