Lakeside takes win in thriller

A quick strike up the middle gave Lakeside the necessary edge to maintain its hold in a county rivalry.


Will Childers hit Graham Tulowitzky on a 15-yard strike midway through the fourth quarter to put the Panthers ahead for the final time Friday night. Lakeside edged Greenbrier 20-19 in a region-opening thriller.

Lakeside (1-5, 1-0 Region 3-AAAAAA) repeated history by picking up its first victory at the biggest time. The Panthers opened region play with another win over Greenbrier (5-1, 0-1) while ruining the Wolfpack’s perfect start for the second year in a row.

After a 7-0 victory over Greenbrier last season, Lakeside reeled off two more region wins to earn a playoff berth, while the Wolfpack missed out on the postseason. Friday’s victory was Lakeside’s 11th in a row against its county rival, but its closest margin of victory over that span.

Childers went 12 for 17 for 142 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winning pass to Tulowitzky with 8:13 left that put Lakeside ahead 20-17. Tulowitzky caught eight passes for 109 yards and two scores.

Lakeside rolled to a 7-0 lead when Childers hit Tulowitzky on a 17-yard touchdown pass at 1:24 in the first quarter. Childers finished the first 7 for 7 before Greenbrier’s defense began to disrupt the passing attack in the second.

Greenbrier missed a scoring opportunity midway through the second, but settled for a John Waters 31-yard field goal. After a quick stop on defense, the Wolfpack turned to J.Q. Brown, who carried the offense downfield and scored on a 5-yard run for a 10-7 lead.

Greenbrier took advantage of excellent field position within a minute left in the first half when Hayden Harrison threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Levi Lloyd for a 17-7 lead with 26 seconds left.

The Panthers turned to a hurry-up offense to begin the second half as Jaden Taylor carried them downfield from the wildcat formation. He capped a long drive with a 2-yard touchdown run to cut the deficit to 17-14 with 8:07 in the third.

Greenbrier was held scoreless in the second half aisde from a late safety, while Lakeside did just enough to get by. After the go-ahead score, Lakeside purposely took a safety with 14 seconds left to stay ahead 20-19, then held the Wolfpack after their last-second drive from the 50 proved fruitless.

Brown rushed 22 times for 119 yards and one touchdown for Greenbrier.


Lakeside 20, Greenbrier 19

Play of the game: Will Childers threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Graham Tulowitzky to take a 20-17 Lakeside lead with 8:13 left.

Star of the game: Tulowitzky caught eight passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns for the Panthers.

Why Lakeside won: The Panthers held Greenbrier scoreless in the second half aside from a late safety, while the offense did just enough to get by.

Why Greenbrier lost: The Wolfpack couldn’t generate yardage in crucial moments late in the game.

Next: Alcovy at Lakeside, 7:30 p.m., Friday. Greenbrier at Heritage, 7:30 p.m., Friday.

Lakeside 20, Greenbrier 19

First Quarter
L-Graham Tulowitzky 17 pass from Will Childers (Abib Diouf kick), 1:24
Second Quarter
G-John Waters 31 field goal, 6:33
G-J.Q. Brown 5 run (Waters kick), 2:56
G-Levi Lloyd 21 pass from Hayden Harrison (Waters kick), 0:26
Third Quarter
L-Jaden Taylor 2 run (Diouf kick), 8:07
Fourth Quarter
L-Tulowitzky 15 pass from Childers (kick failed), 8:13
G-Safety, 0:14

First Downs 12 12
Rushes-Yards 37-82 36-173
Passing Yards 142 39
Comp.-Att.-Int. 12-20-2 4-19
Fumbles-Lost - 1-1
Punts-Yards 4-25 6-30
Penalties-Yards 5-45 2-20


RUSHING-Lakeside: Isiah Boyd 22-34, Jaden Taylor 7-39, Will Childers 8-9. Greenbrier: J.Q. Brown 22-119, Hayden Harrison 10-30, Anthony Urbizo 3-23, Jonathan Cole 1-1.

PASSING-Lakeside: Childers 12-17-1 142, Taylor 0-3-1. Greenbrier: Harrison 4-19 39. 

RECEIVING - Lakeside: Graham Tulowitzky 8-109, Boyd 1-17, Cameron Jackson 2-9, Jamal Benjamin 1-7. Greenbrier: Levi Lloyd 1-21, Drew Wall 1-10, Jack O’Leary 1-8, Brown 1-0.