Lakeland blanks Indian River

Published 12:38 am Saturday, October 27, 2012

Lakeland started a bit slowly but wound up with a dominant 40-0 win over host Indian River on the strength of a Super performance from their quarterback on Friday night.

The game went essentially how Cavaliers’ head coach Glenwood Ferebee expected, though the first half was not entirely to his liking.

“We still played a little sloppy, but we picked it up in the second half,” he said. “The offensive line came up big protecting (Zach) Super.”

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Senior quarterback Zach Super threw for more than 300 yards and four touchdowns against the Braves’ defense.

“We actually spread the ball out to a lot of (different guys),” Ferebee said.

Lakeland began the scoring on a run by junior running back Curtis Rouse. They missed the extra point, but sophomore kicker Austin Brown later converted a 32-yard field goal.

Senior wide receiver Michael Piersawl later caught a touchdown pass from Super to make the score 16-0 at halftime.

In the third quarter, senior wideout Darnell McMillian scored off a Super pass, and Brown put in another field goal.

Super capped the game for the Cavs in the fourth quarter with another scoring toss to Piersawl and a swing pass to junior running back Antonio Perry that he took in for the score with 27 seconds left on the clock.

This win had special significance for Lakeland in terms of the post-season.

“We’re in the playoffs with this win, but we just got to finish out so we can get our first game at home,” Ferebee said.

They could secure a home playoff game with a win next week and a King’s Fork loss against Oscar Smith.

The Cavaliers (6-3, 5-3) will host Nansemond River (5-4, 4-4) in the regular season finale next Friday night.