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Lake View Defeats Mullins

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By Craig Brown
The Wild Gators of Lake View High School defeated the Auctioneers of Mullins High School 38-22 Friday night in Lake View.
It was Lake View’s home opener and the score could have been much higher. As I have reported in the past Daryl King and his staff are a class act. The Gators started sending in subs long before the games outcome was certain. Although all teams must play their best players, in Lake View every player is just as important and all make the team what it is. All team members on the Lake View sidelines saw action Friday night, and the Wild Gator Coaching Staff know how hard all players work and deserve game time and will see at every chance they can to give these young people their time in the spotlight.
On their first offensive possession, the Wild Gators marched down the field and finished the drive with Lance Jackson crossing the line on a 4-yard touchdown run. The point after kick was blocked but the Gators were up 6-0 with 8:40 left in the first quarter. The first quarter would end with this score.
With 9:07 left in the second quarter, Kason Herlong finished the drive with a 2-yard touchdown run. The conversion failed but the Wild Gators were up 12-0 and would take this lead into the halftime break.
On Mullins’ first possession of the third quarter, the Auctioneers got a man open for a 37-yard touchdown pass. The conversion failed but the Gator lead was cut to 12-6 with 8:59 left in the third quarter.
Jayden Ford put the Wild Gators up 18-6 on a 64-yard touchdown run with 8:03 left in the third quarter. The conversion failed holding the Wild Gator lead to 18-6.
With 2:07 left in the third quarter, Tyrell Foxworth finished the drive with a 2-yard touchdown run, the conversion failed, and the third quarter would end with the Wild Gators up 24-6. On the Gators’ first possession of the fourth quarter Ford out ran the Mullions defenders and raced 68 yards for the touchdown. The conversion was good with Lake View up 32-6 with 9:32 left in the fourth quarter.
Mullins would not quit, and their quarterback scored on a keeper with 2:33 left in the fourth. The conversion was good holding the Gators lead to a 32-14 lead. Ford took the kickoff and returned it 74 yards for the touchdown. The conversion failed but the Gators had a 38-14 lead with 2:20 left in the game.
With 10 seconds left in the game Mullins would score again but I suspect the Wild Gators may have allowed this in a sportsmanship act.
Following the kick the Wild Gators took a knee to end the game with the 38-22 win.
On offense, Jayden Ford had 170 yards on six carries with two touchdowns and had a 74-yard kickoff return for a touchdown; Tyrell Foxworth had 85 yards on 17 carries with a touchdown; Asher Lee had 25 yards on three carries; Lance Jackson and Kason Herlong added touchdown runs; Jalen Clark had plus yardage, and Herlong completed a 22-yard pass.
On defense, Dawson Hunt and Landon King had nine tackles each; Camden Umphries had eight tackles with a fumble recovery; ZyDrrious Inman had five tackles with two quarterback sacks; Tyrell Foxworth, Tamir Bellmon, and Cameron Wheeler had three tackles each with Wheeler adding a quarterback sack; Jonathan Carter, Luke Price, Malik Corbett, Christopher McGill, Daniel Ray, Chase Price, and Brock Barfield had two tackles each; Lance Jackson, Luke King, Jamere Atkinson, Ashton Locklear, Seth Deese, Mason Ford, Lance Jackson, Holden Lee, Christopher Rice, Alonzo Hamilton, and Hayley Miller added a tackle each with Jackson getting a fumble recovery. Getting quarterback sacks were Luke Price, Christopher McGill, Luke King, Daniel Ray, and Cameron Wheeler.
Lake View is 1-1 on the season with the loss to Marion which is reported to be one of the best teams they have had since the 60’s. I thank Jimmy Sweat for his help with the game stats and the Lake View Coaching Staff for their help.

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