Lakeland Cruises Through Lake Region, 33-0
Fri. October 05, 2012 at 11:00 p.m. | By Polk Preps Staff
By Mike Akins
EAGLE LAKE | The fifth-ranked and undefeated Lakeland Dreadnaughts moved closer to another district title with a 33-0 victory over Lake Region Friday night in a driving rainstorm in a Class 7A, District 5 contest at Lake Region High School.
After holding the Thunder to a three and out to start the game, the Dreadnaughts scored on their second play from scrimmage as quarterback Isiah Walker hit receiver Shaquan Perkins from 37 yards out. Perkins made an inside-out move to get past the defender for the score.
Lake Region drove 65 yards down the field after Lakeland's second score, but the drive ended on an interception at the Lakeland 37. Lakeland capitalized as T.J. Simmons scored from 5 yards out.
"We played about as well as we can play against an opponent like Lakeland," Lake Region coach Steve Reynolds said. "We shot ourselves in the foot tonight, but our defense played much better in the second half."
Lakeland (6-0, 2-0) took advantage of a short kickoff to score its fourth touchdown. Walker threw his second to tight end Sherard Saddlers, who broke two tackles to complete a 34-yard scoring play.
"We just made too many mistakes whether it be from the field or our own play,' Lakeland coach Bill Castle said. "We did a good job of shuffling in running backs and they produced yards."
After Walker's second touchdown pass, 10th-grader Aaron Johnson went in to direct the offense, and the result was Gabriel Walker's second touchdown. He scored from 1 yard out as four different players scored touchdowns.
Lakeland's defense gave up 160 yards of offense with two sacks and two turnovers.
The Thunder (0-5, 0-2) travel to Poinciana next Friday, while Lakeland hosts Hialeah. Gabriel Walker scored two touchdowns while rushing for 60 yards for Lakeland.
Lakeland 12 7 7 7 —33
Lake Region 0 0 0 0 — 0
LHS — Shaquan Perkins 39 pass from Isaiah Walker (kick failed), 8:37.
LHS — Gabriel Walker 7 run (run failed), 0:01.
LHS — TJ Simmons 5 run (Caleb Hough kick), 5:00.
LHS — Sherard Saddlers 34 pass from I. Walker (Hough kick), 10:10.
LHS — G.Walker 1 run (Hough kick), 2:33.
LHS | LR
First Downs 14 5
Rushing/Yards 33/232 17/53
Passing 8/13 7/12/1
Passing Yards 144 97
Total Yards 376 150
Fumbles/Lost 0/0 1/1
Punts/Average 4/37.5 4/40.0
Penalties/Yards 10/80 7/40
Records 6-0 0-5
Rushing: LHS- Ra'Don Dwight 4-70; LR- Marquis Bowen 6-25.
Passing: LHS- Isaiah Walker 7-12; LR- L.T. Thompson 7-12/1.
Receiving: LHS- Shaquan Perkins 2-50; LR-Andre Palmer 2-50.