The Silver Lake High football team was on the wrong track for a couple of weeks as they played some of the toughest teams in the Patriot League, Keenan Division (Duxbury and Hingham).
Last Friday night was a change in pace for the Lakers, however, as they were able to come out with a big 30-6 road win over Plymouth North, who fell to 1-5 on the season. Meanwhile, the Lakers improved to 4-2 for the season. That win guarantees them a spot in the Division 4 South playoffs that start in the final week of October.
The first half of the game was a battle; it was not until the latter half of the game that the Lakers started to pull away. Phil Lashley had a 67-yard touchdown run for the Lakers with under a minute remaining in the first half. His score put the team up 6-0 at halftime.
With five minutes remaining in the third quarter, the Lakers, who played tough defense all day, added more points to the board. This time, Tanner Boyd hit Lashley with a 26-yard touchdown pass. Boyd then connected with Diamani Williams on his 2-point conversion pass to put the Lakers up 14-0.
Jake Waters had the interception that gave the Lakers the good field position to make the score.
On Plymouth North’s next possession, they fumbled.
This game the Lakers good field position and Boyd threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Bobby Ohlson to put his team up 22-0.
Plymouth North got on the board with a 75-yard touchdown pass with 6:03 remaining, but Lashley countered a few minutes later with a 24-yard touchdown run.
The Lakers move on to face Whitman-Hanson (4-2) this Friday, Oct. 20 (7:00 p.m. start time) on the road. If the Lakers win this one, they will likely have a home playoff game next week.