Cory Troyer rushed for 145 yards on just four carries as Lakeland slammed West Noble, 59-6 in NECC football play last Friday night in LaGrange.
Three of Troyer’s totes resulted in touchdowns. The first time he touched the ball, Troyer raced 82 yards to paydirt. A little over two minutes later, Troyer scampered 26 yards to the end zone for his second tally.
Troyer completed his night with a 19-yard scoring jaunt with 4:24 left before halftime.
Joey Fuller, who carried five times for a total of 66 yards, found the end zone twice on runs of 22 and 41 yards. Fuller also capped off three Laker touchdowns with two-point conversion bursts.
Quarterback William Kelly hooked up with Jordan Aldrich on a 26-yard connection to account for one of the three remaining Lakeland touchdowns. The other two came on a 31-yard sprint from scrimmage by Taylor Raatz and a 36-yard fumble recovery and return by Logan Owens.
West Noble avoided a shutout when Erik Mawhorter bolted 34 yards for a touchdown midway through the fourth quarter. Mawhorter finished with 105 yards rushing on 25 carries.
Kelly was 6-7 passing for 78 yards. Aldrich and T.J. Thompson each came down with two receptions covering 35 and 29 yards, respectively.
Lakelandimproved to 5-0 overall and in the NECC with the easy victory. The Lakers travel to Eastside this Friday for a 7 p.m. date with the 2-3 Blazers.
West Noble 6
Scoring by Quarters
WN 0 0 0 6 -6
LL 20 24 15 0 -59
LL—Cory Troyer 82-yard run, conversion run failed (11:41)
LL—Troyer 26-yard run, William Kelly conversion run (9:04)
LL—Joey Fuller 22-yard run, conversion pass failed (1:50)
LL—Fuller 41-yard run, Troyer conversion run (9:12)
LL—Troyer 19-yard run, Fuller conversion run (4:24)
LL—Aldrich 26-yard pass from Kelly, Fuller conversion run (0:06)
LL—Taylor Raatz 31-yard run, Fuller conversion run (5:39)
LL—Logan Owens 36-yard fumble return, Marco Olivares kick (2:07)
WN—Erik Mawhorter 34-yard run, kick failed (5:23)
First Downs 11 15
Rushing Yards 147 311
Passing Yards 44 78
Total Yards 191 389
Total Plays 35 57
Penalties 4-20 7-65
WN—Mawhorter 25-105; Clark 13-37; Stover 6-5; Nelson 1-0
LL—Troyer 4-145; J. Fuller 5-66; Raatz 3-41; Roebel 5-23; Torres 1-18; T. Fuller 3-10; Miller 1-6; Kelly 3-6; Barker 1-0; Hippenhammer 1-(-4)
WN—Stover 3-12, 44
LL—Kelly 6-7, 78
WN—Skaggs 1-23; Gibson 1-12; Mawhorter 1-9
LL—Aldrich 2-35; Thompson 2-29; Troyer 1-11; Owens 1-3
WN—Medina 4.5; Kiser 2.5; Wechter 2.5; Newman 2.0
LL—Owens 4.0; Petty 3.5; Leary 3.0; McCulloch 3.0