Lakeside routed by Northside Warner Robins

Northside 56, Lakeside 0

The Lakeside Panthers hoped to jump out to a quick start Friday night against Region 2-AAAAA foe Northside-Warner Robins in each team’s first region game.

 

The Panthers called a reverse pass by receiver McTier Mosley on the game’s first play, but he was picked off by the Eagles’ Marquez Moore, who turned it into six points 55 yards later.

It would go downhill from there as the Eagles went on to a 56-0 victory.

“We repped it all week long,” Panthers coach Jarrett Troxler said. “It’s one of those gambles, if we hit it, we’re in the ballgame, and it went the other way for us.”

The Eagles (4-0, 1-0) entered the game averaging more than 40 points a game and used a big pass play to set themselves up for a short touchdown run on their first possession, going up 14-0.

It was the defense that kept building the Eagles’ lead, however.

Darius Holmes picked off a Tanner Brassell pass and returned it 43 yards for a touchdown with 2:37 left in the first quarter, then took one back 25 yards as the lead grew to 35-0 with 9:33 left in the half.

“We were disappointed with our defensive performance last time we played,” Eagles coach Kevin Kinsler said. “We take pride in our defense and we wanted to set the tone.”

Discounting Mosley’s interception, the defense stifled the Panthers almost the entire game, limiting Tom Proctor and Brassell to a combined 13 for 32 performance with three interceptions.

The Panthers had a spark of life near the end of the first half, starting at their own 20 with 4:52 to go.

They got the ball to the Eagles’ 2-yard line with less than 10 seconds to play, but Josh Jones was stuffed short on a run and, with no timeouts left, the clock ran out on the Panthers.

In the second half, the Eagles tacked on two more third-quarter touchdowns before going exclusively to their bench.

“We might have just played the state champions,” Troxler said.

NORTHSIDE-WARNER ROBINS 56, LAKESIDE 0

PLAY OF THE GAME: Northside’s Marquez Moore picked off a pass on the first play of the game, returning it 55 yards for a touchdown.

STAR OF THE GAME: Northside’s Darius Holmes picked off two passes, returning both for scores of 43 and 25 yards.

WHY NORTHSIDE WON: The Eagles’ defense returned three interceptions for touchdowns and forced a fumble leading to a touchdown in the first half.

WHY LAKESIDE LOST: The Panthers lacked consistency on offense, and eight penalties hurt.

NEXT: Lakeside vs. Grovetown, 7:30 p.m., Friday.

NORTHSIDE 56, LAKESIDE 0

Northside 21 21 14 0 – 56

Lakeside 0 0 0 0 – 0

First Quarter

N-Marquez Moore 55 interception return (Isaac Rivera kick), 11:42

N-Curtis Martin 6 run (Rivera kick), 9:02

N-Darius Holmes 43 interception return (Isaac Rivera kick), 2:37

Second Quarter

N-Keshun Hill 12 run (Rivera kick), 9:42

N-Darius Holmes 25 interception return (Isaac Rivera kick), 9:33

N-Hill 5 run (Rivera kick), 4:54

Third Quarter

N-Martin 6 run (Rivera kick), 8:05

N-AJ Booker 7 run (Rivera kick), 4:17

 

N L

First Downs 14 8

Rushes-Yards 38-202 22-23

Comp.-Att.-Int. 6-11-0 13-32-4

Pass Yards 92 124

Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-1

Punts-Yards 4-31.5 7-19.7

Penalties-Yards 6-35 8-52

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING–Northside: Keshun Hill 6-41, Curtis Martin 11-77, Glenn Smith 7-19, Willie Jordan 4-21, Marcus Ivory 2-25, AJ Booker 4-18, Colbi McDaniels 2-4, Tanner Smith 2-(-3). Lakeside: Jonathan Edwards 6-5, JaVeon Brigham 1-1, Tanner Brassell 2-(-6), Jalen Harrison 4-17, Josh Jones 7-19, Tom Proctor 1-(-13), Londrell Williams 1-0.

PASSING-Northside: Glenn Smith 6-11-0 92. Lakeside: Tom Proctor 11-23-2 123 McTier Mosley 0-1-1 0, Tanner Brassell 2-9-1 1

RECEIVING–Northside Charlton Lane 2-45, Hill 2-16, Justin Burnam 2-13. Lakeside: Jonathan Edwards 5-10, McTier Mosley 3-67, JaVeon Brigham 3-21, Josh Jones 1-22, Forrest Nanney 1-4.

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