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Laney shuts out Harlem

Laney 41, Harlem 0

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PLAY OF THE GAME: With Laney already leading 14-0, running back Javin Myers scored on a 21-yard run with 4:43 remaining in the first quarter.

STAR OF THE GAME: Horatio Keller. Laney’s senior quarterback accounted for three opening-half touchdowns, helping propel the Wildcats to a 34-0 halftime advantage.

WHY LANEY WON: After clinching the Region 3-AA title last Friday, Laney continued its momentum this week by scoring touchdowns on five of its
six possessions during the first half.

WHY HARLEM LOST: It struggled to move the ball on Laney’s defense, which has shut out each of its past three opponents.

QUOTABLE: “I couldn’t be more proud of this senior class and all they’ve done to make this a championship season. We’ve battled through a lot of injuries, but the leadership of these seniors has been tremendous all year. We have a lot of momentum right now, so hopefully we can keep building on that for the playoffs next week.” – Laney head coach Lemuel Lackey

NEXT: Laney (8-2, 6-0) plays host to an opening-round game in the Class AA state playoffs Friday.


Harlem 0 0 0 0 – 0

Laney 20 14 7 0 – 41

First Quarter

L–Curtis Hightower Jr. 48 pass from Horatio Keller (kick failed), 9:46.

L–Javin Myers 19 run (Marquis Miller pass from Keller), 8:55.

L–Myers 21 run (kick failed), 4:43.

Second Quarter

L–Keller 28 run (Vicente Thompkins pass from Keller), 11:50.

L–Danye Washington 29 pass from Keller (kick failed), 1:08.

Third Quarter

L–Willie Eubanks 4 run (Thompkins kick), 2:12.

First Downs716
Passing Yards56152


RUSHING–Visitor: Jordan Dorsey 7-29, Austin Burt 15-54. Home: Javin Myers 13-101, Andre James 4-17, Horatio Keller 2-30, Willie Eubanks 6-44, Levin Lackey 1-6.

PASSING–Visitor: Hunter Rippe 5-11, 48 yards. Home: Horatio Keller 9-11, 152 yards.

RECEIVING–Visitor: Carson Gurley 1-16, Tyler Sheppard 2-24. Home: Andre James 2-20, Curtis Hightower Jr. 1-48, Danye Washington 3-47, Javin Myers 1-10, Vicente Thompkins 2-30.

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