Cavs take sixth loss

Published 12:20 am Saturday, October 13, 2018

The Lakeland High School football team now sports a record of 1-6 after a Friday night loss to Grassfield High School.

Despite a strong effort on the road Friday night the Cavs lost their second consecutive matchup 24-20. This is the second game they’ve lost with a close score. In games against Deep Creek High School and Grassfield Lakeland has been outscored 51-46.

The Cavs got on the board first on the road after a Nate Edghill touchdown, but couldn’t convert on the field goal for the extra point.

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Grassfield matched that touchdown and converted on the extra point to take a 7-6 lead. That score held through the first half. In the third quarter, it looked as if Grassfield was trying to run off with the game as they scored 17 points in that quarter alone to take a 24-6 lead over the Cavs.

“We came out a little sluggish in that third,” coach Kevin Knight said. “We gave up a touchdown on that opening drive and that hurt us.”

Like last week, a big fourth quarter by the Cavs pulled them within arm’s reach of Grassfield. Tyquan Holloman played well as well as J’on Russell who scored at running back. Edghill and Demonta Hawkins made important plays as well. Despite a strong effort from the Cavaliers, they weren’t able to jump ahead.

“The guys have been fighting hard we just can’t catch a break,” Knight said. “The guys have been playing hard, and the effort is there. One thing about my guys is they play hard for four quarters, but we got to get over this hump.”

Lakeland will be home for their matchup with rival King’s Fork High School next week.