Lake-Lehman Building Off Big Wins
LEHMAN, Twp. — Both Lake-Lehman and Meyers had similar starts to their 2018 football season, suffering a tough loss in Week 1 battles, to come back and put up big numbers in impressive Week 2 victories.
Something had to give.
The Black Knights’ big fellas up front dominated the Mohawks on both sides of the football, paving the way for 242 yards on the ground and five rushing touchdowns by five different backs. Meanwhile, the defense gave up 126 rushing yards, with 80 of those coming on two big runs by Nazir Dunnil in a 42-7 no-doubt victory at home.
“You learn a lot from a loss, I called them out after the Western Wayne loss,” a proud and amped up coach Jerry Gilskey said. “They grinded it out the last two weeks. That’s what I love about those kids, they want us to push them, and you could see that up front the past two weeks.”
Lehman took advantage of a short field midway through the first quarter. Starting on the Mohawk 42, it took three plays to reach the end zone off a 31 yard run by Zack Kojadinovich. Justin Timontes’ extra point was true giving the Knights a 7-0 lead.
On the Mohawks’ next possession, Josh During timed a perfect third-down blitz forcing a fumble that was recovered by the other inside linebacker Matt Kurtz. This led to a five-play drive ending with a 24-yard tote for a touchdown by Ryan Eiden to close out the quarter 14-0.
Later, staring on its own 2, Lake-Lehman proceeded to take seven minutes off the clock with an impressive 16- play drive ending with quarterback Ethan Adams grabbing a touchdown on a 3- yard sneak with 3:15 remaining in the half.
Lake-Lehman put in another touchdown a short time later, this time through the air with Casey Kaminski burning the Mohawk defenders to haul in a 17-yard touchdown with 52 seconds remaining in the half.
“It makes it hard for other teams to stop us when they’re always focused on the run,” Kaminski said. “W when you start throwing passes in there, it puts you in good positions to get first downs and get the ball moving. It’s an awesome feeling when that balls in you and you hit the end zone.”
The second half was pretty much more of the same. Lake-Lehman put together a nice drive on its first possession of the half which led to 5-yard touchdown run by Jarret Cummings. The extra point made it 35-0. Meyers was able to get on the board with a 1-yard run by Darrian Tyson, which was set up by Dunnil’s only two big runs of the evening to make it 35-7.
The Knights put the icing on the cake early in the fourth quarter with a 1-yard run from Scott Robbins to complete the scoring, and a 42-7 final.