Cavaliers rain down points on Bulldogs, 52-0

Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 14, 2004

Suffolk News-Herald

Jeffrey Cook, Donte Myrick, Kelly Sims, Dajuan Everett, Antwan Hicks and Mike and Tyrone Parker all scored as Lakeland sloshed through host King’s Fork 53-0 on a rain-soaked Friday night, their first Southeastern District victory since 2002-03. The Cavaliers ended the season 3-7 for the second straight year.

After a penalty-crammed first 10 minutes in which the teams combined for 60 yards worth of infractions, Marvin Smith threw the first pass of the game over the middle to Cook, who charged 74 yards for the first score. The Bulldogs were unable to get past their own 34, and Michael returned a punt to the Fork 43. Everett rushed for 28 yards over the next two plays, and a personal foul got the Cavaliers to the six. Everett handed a reverse to Michael, who hurried around the left end for a 13-0 lead five minutes into the second quarter.

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Michael brought the next punt back to the 43, and a clip pushed Lakeland up seven yards. On first down, Williams charged up the middle and gravitated toward the left sideline, not stopping until he was across the goal line. J.R. Tennyson broke through the block the extra point, leaving the score at 19-0 at halftime.

A controversial call gave the Cavaliers their next break 96 seconds into the third period. On fourth down, Fork punter Joey Powell fumbled the snap. He bent down to pick it up, and a referee, standing back and to the right, ruled that his knee had touched the ground, giving Lakeland the ball at the Fork 10. Hicks carried on the next two plays and scored on a two-yard dive.

Everett took over on the next drive, rushing three straight times for 32 yards, finishing with a two-yard score. Antonio Golden recovered a Fork fumble at the Bulldog 10, and Sims, in his farewell game, barged in for a one-yard touchdown with three minutes left in the period.

Myrick put his mark in the scorebook just over a minute into the final period with a nine-yard rush up the middle, and Tyrone finished the game and the season with a seven-yard score with 1:50 to go.