The Lakes Lancers took on the Riverside Ravens Friday night in the AAA league cross over game. It was truly football weather with rain, hard at times, keeping the field and the ball wet all night.
On the Lancers first drive, Riverside defense picked off a pitch from the Lancer quarterback Nick Williams and was able to run it all the way in for a Raven score. Missing the extra point, Riverside went ahead 6-0. With just over a minute left in the first half, Lakes was able to score but also missed their extra point. Going in to halftime it was tied at six each.
The entire third quarter remained a defensive battle, as neither team was able to put up any points. With five minutes left in the game, Lakes was able to get in to the end zone, but in the wind and the rain missed the extra point again. The Lakes defense then shined keeping the Riverside offense scoreless the rest of the game for a 12-6 victory.
Saturday Lakes travels to the East side for the next round of state AAA Playoffs.
Photos and story by Alan Billingsley