Friday’s football roundup | Lakeland moves on in region after TD in final minute

Eastern Region

Lakeland 16, King's Fork 15

Zach Super connected with Michael Piersawl on a 31-yard touchdown pass and Austin Brown converted the extra point with 10 seconds left as the Cavaliers outlasted their Suffolk rivals in a Division 5 quarterfinal.

Lakeland (8-3), the first Suffolk school to win an Eastern Region playoff game, plays at Lake Taylor at 7:30 p.m. Friday. King's Fork, making its first playoff appearance, finished 7-4.

Uriah Adams scored on a 2-yard run to give King's Fork the only score in the first half for either team.

Lakeland came up with a safety in the third quarter, followed by Raekwon Johnson's 2-yard touchdown run to take a 9-7 lead.

King's Fork regained the lead when Deshaun Wethington capped a five-play, 81-yard drive with a 9-yard touchdown run with 1:07 left.

Antonio Jefferson returned the ensuing kickoff 42 yards to the King's Fork 44, setting up Super's connection with Piersawl for the winning touchdown.

Key stats: KF-Charles Clark 10-121 rushing; Adams 23-96 rushing; 11-20-1, 93 yards passing; Davon Grayson 7-66 receiving; L- Raekwon Johnson 19-94 rushing; Super 17-33-0, 193 yards passing; Piersawl 4-61 yards receiving; Antonio Jefferson 8-93 receiving.

He said it: "It was nerve racking, but I just made sure I kept my head down and followed through." - Brown, Lakeland kicker.

- Reported by Dan Cooley

Lake Taylor 51, Maury 0

Brandon Moore and Daquan Davis scored three touchdowns each - all in the first half - as the top-seeded Titans rolled to a second victory over the Commodores in a Division 5 quarterfinal.

The Titans (11-0) play at home Friday at 7:30 p.m. against Lakeland.

Moore scored on a 68-yard run on the Titans' second play of the game. Davis followed by sprinting 61 yards for a score on Lake Taylor's next play from scrimmage.

Davis finished with 114 yards and threetouchdowns, while Moore had 129 yards and two touchdowns and a 15-yard scoring catch.

The Titans intercepted Maury freshman quarterback Devon Turner three times.

Key stats: LT-Delmon Williams 3-6-0, 35 yards, 2 TDs passing; Moore 10-129, 2 TDs rushing, 1-15 TD receiving; Davis 5-114, 3 TDs rushing; Jalyn Holmes 1-16, TD receiving; M-Russell Barclift 3-97 yards receiving.

He said it: "We wanted to jump on them early so we can get our players out and get ready for next week." - Hank Sawyer, Lake Taylor coach.

- Reported by Scott Baxter

Hampton 34, Norcom 6

Deon Newsome rushed for two touchdowns and threw for two more as the Crabbers scored on five straight drives in an Division 5 quarterfinal.

Hampton (9-2) plays Phoebus at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Darling Stadium.

Newsome started things with a 2-yard rushing touchdown and a 19-yard touchdown throw to Umar Muhammad-Wyatt. Trievon Powell found the end zone on a 33-yard run, followed by another Newsome pass for 20 yards to Daquin Moore to give Hampton a 27-0 halftime lead.

Norcom's Darron Downing scored on a 1-yard run.

Key stats: N-Aaron Parker 12-45 rushing; H-Newsome 15-130, 2 TDs rushing; 8-12-1, 91 yards, 2 TDs passing; Marshawn Williams 20-127 rushing.

- Reported by Charlie Baumgardner

Phoebus 35, Heritage 7

Tony Pittman rushed for 154 yards and two touchdowns as the Phantoms stayed unbeaten in their quest for a seventh consecutive Eastern Region Division 5 championship.

Phoebus (11-0) plays Hampton at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Darling Stadium in a semifinal.

Phoebus scored 35 unanswered points after Heritage (6-5) led 7-0 on Richard Outlaw's 42-yard TD pass.

Private schools

Blessed Sacrament 28, Greenbrier Christian 21

Chandler Emberlin scored the game-winning touchdown on a 7-yard run with 4:48 remaining as Blessed Sacrament avenged an early season loss to the Gators in a VISAA Division IV semifinal.

Greenbrier Christian (6-5) defeated Blessed Sacrament 14-0 in September.

After Emberlin's touchdown, the Gators drove inside the 20-yard line, but a fourth-down pass to the end zone fell incomplete.

Greenbrier Christian's Ty Smith rushed for 128 yards and also had 54 receiving yards and a touchdown. Colby Lee, a freshman, threw for 161 yards and three touchdowns, including a pair to Bryce Myers.

Group A

Franklin 56, Craig County 9

Eight different players scored touchdowns as the unbeaten Broncos amassed 42 first-half points in a Division 1-A East quarterfinal.

Laquaeric Pittman scored on a 25-yard interception return and threw for another touchdown for Franklin (11-0).


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