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South Forsyth Eagles at Lakeside Lions, August 19, 2014

 A rivalry has developed between these two middle schools with each one winning in alternate years.  The Lions having routed the Eagles last season came into this meeting hoping to break that pattern.  Once again as in the opener the Lions played inspired defense.  Early the Eagles threatened, but the stingy Purple and Gold defense refused to budge.  Linebackers Colin Millican and Kyle Biehl spent much of the evening meeting South ball carriers head on.  Although South Forsyth was able to complete the short pass anything deep was handled by the Lion secondary lead by safety Blake Handschumacher.

Just before the end of the half Lakeside found its stride on the offensive side of the ball. Once again fullback Daryn Rogers gained tough yards inside, while wingback Foster Burch gained huge chunks of yards out on the flanks. The Lions drove deep into Eagle territory threatening to break the scoreless tie.  This time it was the South Forsyth defense coming up big to shut the door on the Lakeside advance.

 The Eagles took the second half kick-off and with a blend of the run and the pass maneuvered down the field.  A short slant pass across the middle ended the Lions’ shutout streak at six quarters.  With a successful two point conversion South Forsyth took a 8-0 lead into the final quarter.  With the last stanza half over Drew Morris directed a remarkable march towards pay dirt.  Once again it was the running of Rogers and Burch, which solidified the advance.  With under three minutes to play Morris, with good protection from his offensive line anchored by center Harvey Coleman launched a scoring strike to Handschumacher.  The extra point was unsuccessful and the Eagles held a precarious 8-6 lead.  An attempted onside kick failed and the South Forsyth squad was able to run out the clock.  Final score: South Forsyth 8 Lakeside 6.

 
 

Lakeside Lions at Little Mill Mustangs

The Lions prepped for their first “road” game of the season with a solid week of practice after two disappointing defeats.  In the minds of the Lakeside faithful this was already a “must” game.  To the disappointment of the Lions, Little Mill scored on its first possession to take a 7-0 lead.  The Lion offense answered immediately, as Foster Burch scampered in from 27 yards out and with the successful two-point conversion Lakeside took a single point lead 8-7.  After a successful defensive series Foster Burch struck again, this time sprinting eighteen yards around left end giving the Lions a seven point advantage.  The Mustangs however, scored on a slick passing play tying the score at 14.  But the Lakeside offense, with its offensive line dominating, wrestled momentum away from the home team with both ball possession and a blistering ground attack.  Burch, joined by fullback Daryn Rogers and Damien Nytko churned out chunks of yards.  Drew Morris launched a 25 yard scoring strike to tight end Peyton Kelley to widen the lead followed by Nytko sprinting 42 yards downfield just before the half to further distance Lakeside from their hosts.  Defensively, inside linebackers Colin Millican and Kyle Biehl punished Little Mill’s running backs on the inside while Burch patrolled the outside.  The defensive line anchored by Jamal Camp and Christian Welch hounded the Mustangs’ offensive interior, while ends Kelley and Brett Morlanne forced the Little Mill signal caller to make errant throws.  Blake Handschumacher closed the Lakeside scoring, giving the Lions their first win of the young season, 36-14.

 
 

Lakeside Lions @ North Forsyth Wildcats, August 23, 2014

 Lakeside’s junior varsity traveled to North Forsyth to tangle with the always tough Wildcats.  On the game’s opening drive the Lion defense forced a three and out with steady play from nose guard James Fehr and tackles Allan Reyes and Rodney Phan.  The ensuing punt gave the Lakeside offense good field position.  Quarterback Josh Greene helped lead a methodical drive downfield, highlighted by a solid ground game.  The balanced attack led by Samson Abney and Dylan Malissa kept the Wildcat defense guessing.  Unfortunately this promising foray deep into North Forsyth territory ended abruptly when a bad center/quarterback exchange led to a fumble and a Wildcat recovery.

Once again the Lakeside defense had success against the North Forsyth attack.  The Lions’ second turn over of the day cost Lakeside dearly as the Wildcats struck immediately from 37 yards out, taking an 8-0 lead. The North Forsyth squad added another score, coupled with a two point conversion to lead 16-0 at the intermission.

 Although the Lions had numerous scoring chances in the second half the tenacious Wildcat defense did what they had to do when challenged.  Late in the game North Forsyth added a final touchdown.  The final score: North Forsyth 22 Lakeside 0 

 
 

South Forsyth Eagles at Lakeside, August 19, 2014

 A rivalry has developed between these two middle schools with each one winning in alternate years.  The Lions having routed the Eagles last season came into this meeting hoping to break that pattern.  Once again as in the opener the Lions played inspired defense.  Early the Eagles threatened, but the stingy Purple and Gold defense refused to budge.  Linebackers Colin Millican and Kyle Biehl spent much of the evening meeting South ball carriers head on.  Although South Forsyth was able to complete the short pass anything deep was handled by the Lion secondary lead by safety Blake Handschumacher.

Just before the end of the half Lakeside found its stride on the offensive side of the ball. Once again fullback Daryn Rogers gained tough yards inside, while wingback Foster Burch gained huge chunks of yards out on the flanks. The Lions drove deep into Eagle territory threatening to break the scoreless tie.  This time it was the South Forsyth defense coming up big to shut the door on the Lakeside advance.

 The Eagles took the second half kick-off and with a blend of the run and the pass maneuvered down the field.  A short slant pass across the middle ended the Lions’ shutout streak at six quarters.  With a successful two point conversion South Forsyth took a 8-0 lead into the final quarter.  With the last stanza half over Drew Morris directed a remarkable march towards pay dirt.  Once again it was the running of Rogers and Burch, which solidified the advance.  With under three minutes to play Morris, with good protection from his offensive line anchored by center Harvey Coleman launched a scoring strike to Handschumacher.  The extra point was unsuccessful and the Eagles held a precarious 8-6 lead.  An attempted onside kick failed and the South Forsyth squad was able to run out the clock.  Final score: South Forsyth 8 Lakeside 6.

 

Lakeside Lions vs. Liberty Patriots

 The Lions headed north to tangle with the always stubborn Liberty Patriots.  Lakeside’s defense saw the game’s first action and forced a three and out.  Unfortunately on Lakeside’s initial play from scrimmage quarterback Max Blanck suffered a season ending injury.  The Lions regrouped behind the leadership of Josh Green, but after several possessions the Patriots broke into the scoring column taking a 7-0 lead.  As half time loomed and the Lions deep in their own territory an unfortunate turn over spotted the Liberty squad a two touchdown lead.  Though the Lions had nothing to show for their efforts running backs Brett Morlanne and Colby Cruz ran with conviction.  On the defensive side of the ball defensive tackles James Fehr and Allan Reyes set the tone with inspired play.  Brett Morlanne also made keys stops keeping the score within reach.  The Lions opened the second half on offense with Greene directing a brilliant drive which resulted in Colby Cruz slashing in from six yards out.  With time running out in the third quarter and Lakeside controlling the ball Cruz again sprinted up the middle with the end zone in sight.  A solid defensive effort by the Patriots forced a Lion turn over ending the threat.  Liberty added a late touchdown guaranteeing a Patriot win, 21-6.

 

 
Lakeside vs. NFMS

The Lakeside Lions opened their 2014 campaign against the always stubborn North Forsyth Wildcats.  Both defenses dominated early giving up yards grudgingly.  The Lions did muster a running game as the second period began with fullback Daryn Rogers gaining yards inside and wingback Foster Burch accruing plenty of yards on the outside.  Even with that combination fumbles cost the Lions points on the scoreboard.  The Lions defense, faced with a goal line stand just before the half came up big as interior linemen Jamal Camp and Bryce Hutchison stuffed the Wildcat running backs and ends Peyton Kelly and Brett Morlanne kept North Forsyth honest on the outside.  The second half was a repeat of the opening half with neither team able to break the scoreless tie.  Both teams had chances late, but once again both defenses refused to budge.  Overtime loomed as the Lions threatened.  With Lakeside winning the toss the Lions chose to play defense in “extra time.”  A solid defensive effort forced the Wildcats into a fourth and long.  On the next play a jump ball turned into a North Forsyth touchdown.  The extra point failed but the Wildcats had a precarious 6-0 lead.  Lakeside had chances on their possession as a final desperation pass drifted wide.  Final score North Forsyth 6, Lakeside 0.

 

 Lakeside vs. PGMS

 (Scrimmage)

The 2014 Lakeside Lions traveled to Piney Grove to take on the Grizzlies in a pre-season encounter.  The Lion offense took control early with a consistent and clock- chewing ground game.  Running backs Foster Burch and Daryn Rogers battered the Piney Grove defense and quarterback Drew Morris threw the ball with consistency, keeping the opposing defense off balance all evening.  Late in the second stanza Rogers crashed in from five yards out to get the Lions on the scoreboard.  Early in the third quarter Rogers added another touchdown and with the ensuing two point conversion the Lakeside Lions took a commanding 14-0 lead.  Defensively the Lions hammered the Grizzlies, allowing only one first down the entire game.  The defensive line bolstered by Jamal Camp and Bryce Hutchison clogged the middle, while timely blitzes by Colin Millican and Kyle Biehl kept the Piney Grove offense guessing. 

Late in the final act Brett Morlanne sprinted left scoring the final points of the night and securing a Lakeside victory, 20-0.

 
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