Lancers Squeak by the Jaguars
Special teams come up big in 13-6 victory.
By David Hardt
Clover Park High School, Lakewood.- On a over cast morning the Lancers would take the field against the a very strong and determined Jaguars team. The game started with the lancers making mistakes. Lancers opened the game with a 3-minute, 2-play, 50 yard rush by Xzavier Weston. Unfortunately, Weston stopped short of the in zone, spiked the ball and then walked away. Fortunately, the ball was recovered quickly and on the next play the Lancer scored taking the early lead. The lancers found them selves marching backwards instead of forwards a lot in this game. It didn’t take long for Coach SSG Rush to start making adjustments, however, even with adjustment penalties still continued to pile up. By half time the Lancers had 35 yard in penalties; fortunately the lancers still maintained a small lead.
Jaguars struck back when the Lancers quarter back Rakeem Huey fumbled at mid field having the Jaguars run back for a long TD. The Lancers came off the field with heads hanging low. The coaching staff made a point of encouraging the kids not to give up. With in moments the lancer seemed to find that spark that they had earlier in the game.
The game changing moment came in the 2nd quarter when Jonathan Rush returned a 70 yard kick return. In the forth quarter the Lancers defensive stopped the jaguars from moving down the field. The lancer had one lance chance to score in the last 50 seconds of the game, but came an inch short.
Coach SSG “We did ok, a win is a win. If Jonathan didn't score on that KR we'd have been in a pinch, but still would've won I'm sure. I just hate being behind.
Xzavier Weston: 50 yd rushing TD, 139 yds total Rushing. 3 tackles.
Jonathan Rush: 70 yd kick return TD, 130 yds total rushing. 3 tacles.
Trace Elliot: 1, 20 yd reception, 5 tackles
Rakeem Huey: 20 yds rushing, 1 for 2 pass attempts totalling 20 yds, 2 tackles
Devan Brady: 5 tackles 2 for loss, 55 yds rushing