Lake, Brum­mell join for 8 TDs in run­away

Dorchester Star - - Sports - By DAVID INS­LEY dins­ley@star­

ONANCOCK, VA. — Jake Cole­man fore­saw the first several min­utes of Fri­day’s game.

His Cam­bridge-South Dorch­ester High foot­ball team, like the other mem­bers of the Bay­side Con­fer­ence, spent al­most the en­tire week in­doors. Rain, which be­gan last week­end and hasn’t taken a full day off since, caused school clo­sures in one Eastern Shore county Thurs­day, and three on Fri­day, lim­it­ing out­door prac­tice time for ev­ery pro­gram in the con­fer­ence, and caus­ing dozens of post­pone­ments.

As a re­sult, Cole­man’s team found it­self in a 14-7 hole mid­way through the first quar­ter on the road against Nan­dua High, a school on Vir­ginia’s Eastern Shore which amaz­ingly saw very lit­tle pre­cip­i­ta­tion.

“We’ve been in the gym all week, very lit­tle out­side prac­tice time, and we’re run­ning up against a spread of­fense,” Cole­man, now in his 11th year coach­ing the Vik­ings, said. “And then you’ve got two hours on the bus. And when you come out against an of­fense like that, you don’t know how wide their for­ma­tions are, and you don’t get to see first­hand how they move, and you haven’t been able to prac­tice against it. If you’re in a gym, where are you gonna go? You don’t have a lot of room to spread out like that.

“But once we got our­selves to­gether, we did fine,” Cole­man added. “We didn’t make any real changes; we just did things the way we were sup­posed to.”

Ap­par­ently, those things in­cluded scor­ing 65 unan­swered points, and win­ning go­ing away, 72-14.

The vic­tory im­proved the Vik­ings to 4-1, while Nan­dua, whose sea­son be­gan a week ear­lier, is now 4-2. Cole­man also notched his 75th ca­reer coach­ing win; he gar­nered 25 in his first five sea­sons at the helm, and has 50 more since the start of the 2011 cam­paign, in­clud­ing seven play­off vic­to­ries and a pair of Class 1A East Re­gion ti­tles.

“Our O-line was just amaz­ing tonight,” said se­nior tail­back Tre’ Lake, who ran for 196 yards and five touch­downs. “They made us some great holes.”

But the War­riors’ air at­tack was the big­gest fac­tor early on. Win­ning the toss and re­ceiv­ing the open­ing kickof f, Nan­dua was flagged for an il­le­gal-mo­tion penalty on its first of­fen­sive play, but shrugged it off, con­vert­ing a fourth-and-2 to reach mid­field mo­ments later.

Quar­ter­back Kelly Rea­gan (12-for-19 pass­ing, 158 yards) hit Christo­pher Lock­lear for a screen to the left on the fifth Nan­dua play of the night. Break­ing a tackle and cut­ting right, Lock­lear scored to make it 7-0 af­ter a Kristo Castillo point-af­ter kick, just 2 min­utes, 3 sec­onds in.

But the Vik­ings an­swered back on their next pos­ses­sion. Ju­nior quar­ter­back Tyler Hard­ing found C.J. Brum­mell over the mid­dle for a 27-yard score, then kicked the ex­tra-point to tie the game less than 90 sec­onds later.

Nan­dua wasn’t done, though, and Rea­gan hit Lock­lear for a sec­ond score, on a deep slant from 35 yards out, putting the score at 14-7.

But then the Vik­ing of­fense got go­ing, while the de­fense stepped up its game.

“The de­fense didn’t mak

any changes, ei­ther,” Cole­man said. “But they did start go­ing to the ball like we had prac­ticed.”

Though they didn’t jump in on any of the War­riors’ re­ceiv­ing routes, and couldn’t pick Rea­gan off all night (one tipped pass in the first quar­ter bounced off the hands of two Vik­ing de­fend­ers be­fore fall­ing in­com­plete), C-SD did man­age to elim­i­nate the deep threat, and kept the War­riors from turn­ing small gains into big ones.

Af­ter al­low­ing over 100 yards of of­fense in the first quar­ter, C-SD yielded less than 75 the rest of the night, even­tu­ally out­gain­ing the War­riors, 531-180.

Lake’s first touch­down of the night, a 4-yard rum­ble on fourt­hand-1, made the score 14-13, War­riors, but Hard­ing’s PAT banged off the left post.

How­ever, the string of 10 straight unan­swered scores by the vis­i­tors had be­gun.

Brum­mell’s first scor­ing play of the night, a 50-yard counter play to the left, put C-SD ahead, 19-14; the two-point con­ver­sion try failed, but the Vik­ings, as things turned out, had taken the lead for good as the first quar­ter drew to a close.

Sec­ond-quar­ter Lake runs of 55 and 4 yards, and a 20-yard Hard­ing pass to Jake Mor­ris, ac­counted for three more touch­downs; C-SD led 40-14 at half­time.

Re­ceiv­ing the sec­ond-half kick­off, the Vik­ings, who didn’t punt all evening, scored again, Lake strik­ing on a run from 15 yards out, to make it 47-14. Hard­ing hit Mor­ris with a 15-yard touch­down pass on the next pos­ses­sion to make it 5314 and set up the run­ning clock. Brum­mell, Dar­ius Wool­ford, and Lake added scor­ing runs of 10, 33, and 49 yards, re­spec­tively, as the fourth quar­ter wound down.

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