Black Knights Rally for Top Spot in Conference
Lake-Lehman is making comebacks from double-digit deficits a habit. Almost one month to the day, the Knights were trailing Wyoming Area, 26-0, in the first quarter, but thanks to a monster second half Lake-Lehman scored 35 to propel the Black Knights to a 42-39 victory.
Tonight was more of the same as G.A.R. led 16-0 in the second quarter. Back came the Knights on a Jared Novitski 42-yard connection with Brandon Roberts to close the gap to 16-14. Then a little over two minutes into the fourth session, Bryan Mathers scampered 32-yards to pay dirt as the Knights took a, 20-16, lead that they would not give up.
Lake-Lehman (5-0, 7-0) takes sole control of first place in the Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2. The Knights’ garnered their first victory over G.A.R. since 2005. The loss drops the Grenadiers to 3-1 in conference play and 6-1 overall. G.A.R. was led in rushing by Darrell Crawford who tallied 114 yards. The Grenadier offense was missing a key piece as they played without their leading rusher, Kurtis Thomas, who sat out the game due to disciplinary reasons.
Next week, Lake-Lehman will try and keep their winning streak going as they welcome Nanticoke. G.A.R. will travel to Wyoming Area on Friday.
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