Put it down as a comeback for the Silver Lake High football team.
The Lakers trailed for much of the game. It looked like their opponent could shut them out. However, the Lakers played tough defense throughout the contest which kept them in the game. When their offense strung together a couple of positive drives late in the game, the defense continued to hold strong. As a result, the Lakers beat the Whitman-Hanson Panthers 13-6 at home on Friday, October 8. With the win, the Lakers improved to 2-3 on the season. It was their first Patriot League win of the year.
Whitman-Hanson got its first touchdown of the game in the second quarter. It came on a 12-yard rush and put the team up 6-0. Whitman-Hanson attempted a two-point conversion following the touchdown, but it failed. This was Whitman-Hanson’s only touchdown of the game.
The Lakers offense was quiet for much of the game, but the team put up two touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
The first one came on a four-yard rush from Austin Smith. He was the team’s leading rusher in the win; he ran for 120 yards. The Lakers took a 7-6 lead on the extra point kick from Seth Wakefield. It’s a lead the Lakers never relinquished either. Rather, they extended it. Ryan Carroll would later catch a four-yard touchdown pass from John Dickinson to put the Lakers up 13-6. The Lakers tried to kick an extra point following the touchdown, but it was blocked.
The Lakers shut Whitman-Hanson out offensively in the second half
Coming off a win, the Lakers will face their toughest challenge yet this Friday night. They will host the Duxbury Dragons on Friday, October 15 (7:00 p.m. start time). Duxbury has not lost a Patriot League game since the 2000s.