Coach Billy Windsor and the Lake County Middle School Falcons played host to the Crestview Chargers on Thursday night. Despite a huge offensive game, the Falcons could not overcome the deficit that was ahead of them.
The Falcons took the opening kickoff, but a muffed reception gave the ball to Crestview to start the game at 7:53 in the first quarter. Three plays and 49 yards later, the Chargers’ Tyrin Stark took the ball in for the touchdown. The two-point conversion was good and put the Chargers up 8 – 0.
Colin McDaniel scored the next TD with Tyrin Stark adding the 2-point conversion. The Crestview Chargers led 16 – 0 with 2:54 remaining.
On the next kickoff, Lake County started on the 28-yard line. Camden Chamberlain had a big carry for 24 yards. Jaquan Kinney had a 22-yard reception. With 48.5 seconds remaining, Jeremy Ceasar took the ball to the left corner for the touchdown. Ceasar ran the ball on the 2-point conversion to bring the score to 16 – 8. LCMS would kickoff to Crestview with 48.5 seconds remaining in the first quarter.
The next score tied the game when Elijah Avery snagged a 26-yard pass to the end-zone for a touchdown. Ceasar pushed the ball into the end zone to tie things up 16 – 16.
Lincoln Roane and Tyrin Stark scored with 16.9 seconds in the first half to pull ahead 24 – 16. Stark added another touchdown run with 6:14 in the 3rd with a failed two-point conversion by Braden Gover. Crestview led 30 – 16.
Although Lake County turned the ball over on downs on their next possession, they got the ball back. Jeremy Ceasar ran the ball on the final part of the drive 20-yards for the touchdown. Camden Chamberlain added the 2-point conversion. Lake County trailed 30 – 24.
Head Coach Bill Windsor remarked, “Offensively we can move the ball. One of our issues is the want to play defense. It is something we are going to work on in practice this week.”
A few plays later, the Falcons gave up a big play to Crestview. Jakesteion Anthony went 47-yards for the easy touchdown. Karter Hays and Camden Chamberlain would make a big stop on the 2-point conversion churning the score to 44 – 24.
Camden Chamberlain had a huge return on the kick-off from the 23-yard line to the 34-yard line for 43-yards to put Lake County in good field position. A few plays later, Chris Terry would score a touchdown from 4-yards out. Ceasar ran 25-yards across the field to only be drug down at the 1-yard line for a failed 2-point conversion. The score now was 44 – 30 in favor of Crestview.
Tayshaun Dye and Skylan Smith scored to take Crestview’s lead to 52 – 30.
Ceasar scored a late touchdown and conversion to bring the score to 52 – 38 with 16.6 second remaining in the ball game.
Windsor said after the game, “The days of out-scoring people are gone. How often do you score 38 points and still not win the ball game? We can’t give up 52-points and win.”
In speaking to Coach Windsor about the next steps, he said, “This (next) week we play Northview at Northview. It will be up to us to control our destiny the rest of the season.”
Lake County Middle School plays at Northview on Thursday night. Game time is 6:30. Come out and support the Jr. Falcons as their make their push for the play-offs.