Alexander's 3 TD Passes Lead Lakeland Christians' Drubbing of Lake Placid, 48-26
Fri. September 28, 2012 at 10:00 p.m. | By Polk Preps Staff
By MIKE CALLAWAY
LAKELAND | Lakeland Christian was without top running back Rafeal Pressley Friday night, but as long as the Vikings had Christian Alexander, it didn't matter..
The Lakeland Christian sophomore quarterback had another exceptional performance with three passing touchdowns and added another on the ground in the Vikings' 48-26 homecoming victory over Lake Placid Friday night at Viking Stadium before 1,537 fans.
Turnovers haunted Lake Placid in the first half. Four fumbles and a blocked punt all resulted in points for Lakeland Christian, which jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter.
Alexander threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Patrick Behrens then ran for a score.
Caleb Thomas took the bulk of the carries in Pressley's place, and his 3-yard run made it 21-0 with 1:10 to play in the quarter. He finished with 62 yards rushing.
"I always prepare for a four-quarter fight" he said.
The Vikings added 27 points in the second quarter to lead 48-6 at the half.
In addition to turnovers, the Dragons also had nine penalties for 59 yards in the first half, mostly false starts, that kept their offense from moving the ball down the field.
When the second half started LCS coach Wayne Peace sent out freshman quarterback Michael Young and sophomore running back Dalton Joiner at to finish the game.
Dragons quarterback Robert Walton threw touchdown passes of 68 and 14 yards in the fourth quarter.
Lake Placid 0 6 0 20 — 26
Lakeland Christian 21 27 0 0 — 48
LCS – Patrick Behrens 4 pass from Christian Alexander (Sharpe kick) 6:43
LCS – Christian Alexander 1 run (Sharpe kick) 3:59
LCS – Caleb Thomas 3 run (Sharpe kick) 1:10
LP – Marquavein Copeland 5 run (Moreno kick failed) 7:34
LCS – Jordan White 50 pass from Christian Alexander (Sharpe kick) 6:30
LCS – Leroy Deshazor 28 fumble return (Sharpe kick failed) 4:00
LCS – Livingstone Boulerice 17 blocked punt return (Sharpe kick) 2:53
LCS – Leroy Deshazor 18 pass from Christian Alexander (Sharpe kick) 1:03
LP – Eldon McKenzie 6 run (Moreno kick) 11:05
LP - Ricky Miller 68 pass from Robert Walton (Moreno kick) 5:18
LP – Foster Walker 14 pass from Robert Walton (pass failed) :45
LP | LCS
First downs 11 7
Rushes/Yards 33/82 15/85
Passing 6-14-0 7-12-1
Passing Yards 101 121
Total Yards 183 206
Fumbles/Lost 4/3 2/1
Punts/avg. 0/0 1/40
Penalties/Yards 10/64 11/70
Records 1-3 4-1
Rushing: LP — Marquanvien Copeland 7-17; LCS — Caleb Thomas 9-62.
Passing: LP — Robert Walton 6-14-0, 101; LCS: Christian Alexander 7-11-0, 120.
Receiving: LP — Ricky Miller 2-72; LCS — White 2-58.