Lake splashes Jaguars

Vik­ing win marks 13 in a row against Wash­ing­ton since 2003

Dorchester Star - - Front Page - By DAVID INSLEY dins­ley@star­dem.com

CAM­BRIDGE — Tre Lake scored four times on of­fense and once more de­fen­sively Fri­day night as the Cam­bridge-South Dorch­ester High foot­ball team routed vis­it­ing Wash­ing­ton High, 49-14.

The win, the 13th straight by the Vik­ings over the Jaguars, upped their mark to 6-2. It also did se­ri­ous dam­age to the play­off hopes of Wash­ing­ton, who fell to 2-6.

CAM­BRIDGE — Tre Lake scored four times on of­fense and once more de­fen­sively Fri­day night as the Cam­bridgeSouth Dorch­ester High foot­ball team routed vis­it­ing Wash­ing­ton High, 49-14.

The win, the 13th straight by the Vik­ings over the Jaguars, upped their mark to 6-2. It also did se­ri­ous dam­age to the play­off hopes of Wash­ing­ton, who fell to 2-6.

But as Jaguar coach Greg Lasin­ski said, “if you looked at the score, you’d not have known how this game ac­tu­ally went un­til re­ally late.”

His coun­ter­part, C-SD skip­per Jake Cole­man, felt the same way.

“This was nowhere near easy for us, even though we pulled away in the sec­ond half,” Cole­man said. “Wash­ing­ton’s ac­tu­ally a pretty good team . ... They’ve been known to pass the ball a lot this year, but to be hon­est, their rush­ing game was what im­pressed me tonight. They were able to pick up yardage, to drive down the field on us, and they were pretty hard to stop.”

C-SD opened with a touch­down on its first drive, a Lake 2-yard scam­per cap­ping a seven-play, 52-yard drive; Tyler Hard­ing banged home the first of seven suc­cess­ful point-af­ter kicks to make it 7-0, Vik­ings, three min­utes into the game.

Wash­ing­ton went three-and-out on its first pos­ses­sion, a short punt set­ting the Vik­ings up just 43 yards from the end zone. The home team cap­i­tal­ized on the good field po­si­tion, a 32-yard Tajh Molock run good for the next touch­down and a 14-0 lead half­way through the first quar­ter.

Af­ter a 30-minute stop­page for an in­jured vis­it­ing-team player, the game re­sumed.

On the next snap, Desmir Wil­liams scored from 17 yards out, and Nathaniel Lowe — a sopho­more bear­ing the same name as C-SD’s start­ing quar­ter­back from 2014-15 — kicked the PAT to make it 14-7 with 4:45 to go in the first.

Lake pro­vided a quick ri­poste to Wash­ing­ton’s score, dash­ing 65 yards on the next play from scrim­mage to get the points right back and put C-SD up 21-7 with 4:28 re­main­ing in the first quar­ter.

But the Jaguars stiff­ened up af­ter that, hold­ing their hosts score­less for nearly 15 game min­utes, while re­cov­er­ing a fum­ble and blocked punt as the first half went on.

Stopped by the Vik­ing de­fense on fourth-and-goal from the 2-yard line late in the first quar­ter, the Jaguars kept up the pres­sure on of­fense. Even­tu­ally, they’d be the next to score: Eric Bal­lard find­ing wide­out Rashaun Fitzger­ald

(who had game-highs of six catches and 100 yards) for a 21-yard pass that made it 2114 with 4 1/2 min­utes to go in the half.

C-SD gained some sep­a­ra­tion in the fi­nal two min­utes of the first half.

Af­ter stop­ping Wash­ing­ton on fourth-and-13 at their 43 with 1:36 left in the sec­ond stanza, the Vik­ings struck quickly, a Tajh Molock (six car­ries, 104 yards) re­verse good for 28 yards; Lake fol­lowed it up with his third score on the ground, from 15, that made it 28-14.

Three in­com­plete passes by Wash­ing­ton came on the en­su­ing pos­ses­sion, burn­ing only about 45 sec­onds off the clock; Tajh Molock’s 50-yard punt re­turn put the home team just four yards from a three-touch­down lead in the first half’s fi­nal mo­ments.

Again, Lake got the call, and scored his fourth of­fen­sive touch­down on the next snap to make it 35-14 at half­time.

Early in the third quar­ter, Lake, whose 20 car­ries and 187 yards on the ground led all rush­ers, re­cov­ered a Wil­liams fum­ble, that Bran­don Tibbs forced, and re­turned it 16 yards to make it 42-14.

Hard­ing — do­ing triple duty as kicker, punter, and quar­ter­back all sea­son, just as he did last year — hit Ja­cob Mor­ris on a 7-yard fade route for the game’s fi­nal score; it put the score at 49-14, C-SD, and set up the run­ning clock with a lit­tle over seven min­utes to go in the third pe­riod.

C-SD out­gained the Jaguars nearly 2-1 on the ground, rack­ing up 313 yards to 162 by their guests. Bal­lard’s pass­ing ef­forts gave Wash­ing­ton a huge lead in the air by game-end though; the ju­nior went 10for-23 for 134 yards, to just 14 for C-SD on a 2-for-3 show­ing.

The Vik­ings, still the top seed of the still-de­vel­op­ing Class 1A East play­off pic­ture (the post­sea­son be­gins Nov. 11), visit win­less Snow Hill next Fri­day. How­ever, cur­rent No. 2 seed Bo­hemia Manor’s re­main­ing con­tests are against win­less North East-Ce­cil and 3-5 Jop­pa­towne, which look very winnable. Thus, the Vik­ings, who locked down the 2016 Bay­side Class 1A ti­tle with Fri­day’s win, need to win at home Nov. 4 against Eas­ton as well to lock down the top spot.

PHOTO BY DUSTIN HOLT

Cam­bridge-South Dorch­ester’s Tre’ Lake breaks a tackle and runs for a big gain Fri­day against Wash­ing­ton.

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