Boys Varsity Football
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Oct 5, 2018
- SEAHAWKS: 34
LANGLEY HS: 28
A Tale of Two “Halfs”
South Lakes holds off late rally to defeat Langley 34-28
Langley – South Lakes returned to the gridiron after their bye week and defeated Liberty District opponent Langley 34-28. After building a comfortable 27-7 lead at halftime, the Saxons roared back to pull within 6 points in what became a solid contest between the teams.
Langley scored on the opening possession of the game before South Lakes rolled off 27 unanswered points. “We did not want to be slow out of the gate after coming off the bye week; sometimes that is the worst part.” Coach Healy stated after the game. “It is hard to replicate game speed in practice without risking players getting hurt.” The Seahawks were able to put together a balanced attack by scoring 2 touchdowns on the ground and another 2 in the air. Nicholas Napolitano tallied 110 yards combined running and receiving and scored 2 touchdowns on the ground. Will Shapiro and Marcus Miles split time at quarterback and each moved well within the pocket to throw deep touchdown passes to Joe Dagbe. In addition to his 2 touchdown receptions, Dagbe weaved 65 yards to score on a punt return and made a key interception in Seahawk territory while the game was in its early stages.
South Lakes moved into scoring position early in the 3rd quarter but a Langley interception deep in their own territory switched the momentum. The Saxon duo of quarterback Matt Flenniken and running back Tre Vasiliadis accounted for a bulk of the home team’s offense and continually chipped away at the Seahawk defense to keep the game within reach. As the Saxon offense tilted the field in their favor, a botched PAT by the Seahawks on their second score of the night looked to be the possible difference in the game’s final score.
Although it won’t appear on the stat sheet, it was the Seahawks’ special teams group that became the stars of the game. The Saxons attempted several onside and squib kicks in an attempt to maintain possession but Wilson Seneca, Mitchell Neaves, and Ty Rankin keenly downed the unpredictable football each time in order to maintain possession for the visiting team.
Despite the win, Coach Healy noted there is still much to work on. “Our defense took a step back this week and we did not execute our scheme consistently. We need to trust ourselves and our coaching and not default to individual athletic ability; this week we will focus on attitude.”
Highlights can be found here: http://www.hudl.com/v/2AZpAT
Next up the Seahawks (4-2) (1-0) will host Washington & Lee (0-6) (0-1) on Senior Night. Game time is 7 pm.