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Lakeside snaps losing streak against Greenbrier

Posted: October 11, 2017 - 12:42am
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Lakeside’s Isiah Boyd (middle) tries to make his way through the Greenbrier defense Friday night. created on Friday 10/6/2017 at 11:10:32 pm by Mic Hernandez modified on Friday 10/6/2017 at 11:20:34 pm by Connor Threlkeld Caption 5editforGreenbrier-vs-Lakeside1_MH.jpg Greenbrier’s JQ Brown, left, tries to get past Lakeside’s Zack Pye, middle, during football action at Greenbrier High School.

Lakeside repeated history Friday night.

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

Lakeside, which played a tough non-region schedule the first half of the season, improved to 1-5, 1-0 Region 3-AAAAAA. The Panthers were 0-5 in 2016 when they notched their first win of the year against the Wolfpack. Lakeside, which extended its winning streak to 11 games against Greenbrier, will look to remain perfect in region play when it travels Friday night to Alcovy.

Greenbrier (5-1, 0-1) saw its perfect start come to an end for the second year in a row thanks to its rival. The Wolfpack, who travel to Heritage this week, got little offense outside of running back JQ Brown, who rushed 22 times for 119 yards and one touchdown.

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 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 with 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.

 

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