Lakeside Lions @South Forsyth Eagles
The Lions took on the Eagles. The defense set the tone early, stonewalling South Forsyth on its opening drive. This well managed drive ended as running back Bryan Walker zigzagged his way downfield for 33 yards and pay dirt. Brett Morlanne blasted in from 3 yards out giving Lakeside an early lead. On the ensuing kick-off the Eagles fumbled right into the hands of kicker Morlanne. Again, the Lakeside offense was a thing of perfection as Bryan Walked raced around the left side enroute to a 38 yards sprint to the end zone. Another successful extra point spotted the purple and gold a 16-0 lead. With roughly three minutes left in the opening half South Forsyth struck quickly. A touchdown on the heels of a Lion turnover gave the Eagles life. With Lakeside holding a 16 -6 lead entering the second half it was time for Lakeside to wrestle momentum away from South Forsyth. Two quick scores by Brett Morlanne extended the Lakeside lead to 28-6. The Lion defense continued its stingy play. The Eagles passing game was stymied by solid secondary play and a fierce pass rush from defensive ends Devin McGlockton, Preston Underwood and James Fehr. South Forsyth added a late score, but the Lions second road game of the year ended better than the first; Lions 28, South Forsyth 12
The young Lions traveled to the home of the Eagles for a Saturday morning match-up. Early and often the Lions defense stood stout limiting the South Forsyth attack to minimal yards and numerous turnovers. South’s first drive ended abruptly when Chris Dougherty intercepted an Eagle pass, returning it 12 yards. Unfortunately the Lakeside offense fared no better. They too were limited to insignificant yardage as the South Forsyth defense gave up yardage grudgingly. The contest entered the final quarter all square at 0. Finally midway through the fourth stanza punter Conor Finegan angled a kick deep inside Eagle territory. On the ensuing play, with a blitz called defensive end Devin McGlockton sacked the opposing quarterback in the end zone forcing the ball loose in the process. His counterpart, Jackson Weaver fell on the loose ball for the game’s only score. Lakeside 6 South Forsyth 0.
August 11, 2015 Lakeside Lions at North Forsyth Wildcats
The Lakeside Lions traveled to the home of the defending champion North Forsyth to begin their 2015 campaign. After a fairly successful preseason encounter one week earlier the Lakeside squad had hopes of ruining the Wildcat’s opener. Both defenses established themselves early. Once again, the middle of the Lion defense stymied the North Forsyth running game. Lakeside’s second offensive possession ended early due to a fumble and the Wildcats wasted little time scoring. After other miscues in the first half the Lakeside team found themselves on the wrong end of a 28-0 halftime score. On the second half kick-off, returner Brett Morlanne raced 65 yards for Lakeside’s only score. The Wildcats added one more touchdown before the end of the third quarter, posting a daunting 34-6 lead. Both squads emptied their benches in the fourth quarter. The Lion offense was led effectively by quarterback Camden Payne, passing to the likes of Cameron Cheeley and Conor Finegan. The young Lion defense looked impressive stopping North Forsyth’s offense. Ryan Lightsey and Alec Stephens both made multiple tackles in the final stanza. Final score: North Forsyth 34 Lakeside 6Piney Grove at Lakeside- Scrimmage
The Lakeside Lions kicked off the preseason portion of their 2015 schedule with a home date against the Piney Grove Grizzlies. The Lions scored on their first possession when Brandon Law scampered in from 15 yards out. Tailback Brett Morlanne added a pair of points to spot the home team an 8-0 lead. Defense ruled the second quarter as both teams forced drive- stopping turnovers. Tackles Allan Reyes and Bradley Hutchison created match-up problems up the middle forcing the Piney Grove running game outside, right into the teeth of the Lion outside backers Peyton Ray and Porter Carmical. Lakeside’s first possession of the second half harvested more points as Bryan Walker sprinted 67 yards to pay dirt. After three quarters the home team Lions maintained a fourteen point lead. The varsity’s workday ended as the fourth quarter started. The junior varsity took the reins in an attempt to preserve the victory, but a bullish running game from Piney Grove hammered the Lion defense scoring two quick touchdowns paired with successful extra points. The final game score was Piney Grove 16 Lakeside 14.