RE­VENGE

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On the en­su­ing pos­ses­sion, Westlake had its long­est drive of the game, march­ing 71 yards on 14 plays in eight min­utes, but it was halted as Mar­cus Mar­bray missed a 35-yard field goal with 2:46 re­main­ing in first half.

“The missed field goal en­er­gized us and the fact that they didn’t get any points was de­mor­al­iz­ing on their part and we ended up get­ting a nice drive off the that,” Lush said.

Lackey re­sponded on an 80yard drive on just four plays that was capped by a 44-yard touch­down scamper by Burns with 31.5 sec­onds left in the half, giv­ing it the even­tual 14-0 half­time lead. Ju­nior quar­ter­back Wes­ley John­son, who com­pleted just 2 of 3 passes for 29 yards, spurred the drive with a 21-yard re­cep­tion to Carl Jones Jr. with 44 sec­onds re­main­ing.

Mid­way in the third quar­ter, Lackey drove to the Westlake 38-yard line but fum­bled the ball away as John­son was hit on a throw­ing at­tempt.

Westlake se­nior quar­ter­back Chad Palmer re­sponded with a 48-yard pass to ju­nior Jor­dan Brum­field (2 catches, 52 yards), putting the Wolver­ines at the Lackey 1 on a first down and goal, but se­nior run­ning back Ma­lik Opiyo fum­bled and Lackey re­cov­ered with 4:42 left.

“We were able to move the foot­ball on that long drive, but we did have a penalty that stalled it,” Westlake head coach Tony Zac­carelli said. His team will host Thomas Stone at 7 p.m. Fri­day against a Cougars team that de­feated McDonough in Week 6, 33-20. “We con­trolled the ball of­fen­sively, we just couldn’t stick it in. Burns ran hard and the plan was to make him run east, west. When he goes for­ward he is tough to bring down and that wore on our guys.”

Lackey then took a 21-0 lead when Burns rum­bled through the Westlake de­fense for an 81-yard touch­down run with 37.3 sec­onds left, cap­ping off a 6-play, 99-yard drive.

After Westlake turned the ball over on downs to end the third, Lackey started at the Wolver­ines’ 31. Four plays later, Khyree Hart threw a 16-yard touch­down pass to De’mon­tae Owens to cap off the game’s scor­ing.

Westlake (4-2, 1-1) col­lected just 130 rush­ing yards on 35 car­ries, just over 3 1/2 yards per carry, with nine first downs, but the Lackey de­fense was able to keep it out of the end zone.

“We came out here and did our job, fol­lowed the as­sign­ments and Westlake couldn’t get any­thing go­ing on us,” said Lackey de­fen­sive tackle Ju­lian Lyons, who had six tack­les and a forced fum­ble in the game. “We are striv­ing for the play­offs and want to go to states, we all are. If we keep play­ing like this we will suc­ceed.”

Westlake ju­nior Jor­dan Brum­field looks for run­ning room be­hind lead blocker Dion­dre Greer on Fri­day night in a SMAC Ch­e­sa­peake Di­vi­sion con­test at Lackey High School. Brum­field had two re­cep­tions for 52 yards in the game, a 28-0 win by the Charg­ers.

PHO­TOS BY JERRY BALLENGEE

Lackey ju­nior quar­ter­back Wes­ley John­son rolls out to sur­vey the field in Fri­day night’s 28-0 win over vis­it­ing Westlake in a SMAC Ch­e­sa­peake Di­vi­sion foot­ball game. John­son com­pleted 2 of 3 passes for 29 yards in the con­test.

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