Football: Tigers trounce HayfieldPlaying against Hayfield on Friday, the Lake City football team jumped out to a 35-0 lead before halftime. But it was the Tigers’ defense and special teams that did the heavy lifting in a 35-13 Hiawatha Valley League Gold Division victory.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
Playing against Hayfield on Friday, the Lake City football team jumped out to a 35-0 lead before halftime. But it was the Tigers’ defense and special teams that did the heavy lifting in a 35-13 Hiawatha Valley League Gold Division victory.
Will Balow scored a seven-yard rushing touchdown for Lake City 1 minute, 11 seconds into the contest. And from there, the Tigers’ defense took over.
Following a three-and-out for the Vikings, Lake City (1-1, 1-0 HVL) blocked the ensuing punt, putting the ball as Hayfield’s 3-yard line. Elliot Cox responded one play later with a touchdown run.
Later in the half, Reid Lundell intercepted a pass, returning it to the Vikings’ 21. Two plays later, Lake City quarterback Ben Schramski found Coleman Sweeney open for a 16-yard score.
Cox got in the end zone again with a 62-yard punt return for a touchdown. The fun continued in the second quarter when following a Schramski interception, Balow scored another rushing touchdown to put the Tigers up 35-0.
“Special teams were phenomenal,” said Lake City head coach Trevor Narum. “We opened the game with a 75-yard return by (Jake) Griebenow and that started the ball rolling in the right direction.
In total, the Tigers came away with five takeaways.
Shane Siewert led Lake City’s rushing attack with 77 yards on 15 carries, and Luke Hartzell had 53 rushing yards.
Lake City plays its home opener next Friday, hosting Triton.