Trailing arch-rival Prairie Heights, 7-6 going into the locker room at halftime, Lakeland football head coach Keith Thompson decided it was time to lay down the law to his already 0-2 squad.
Churubusco and Lakeland kicked off their 2014 football campaigns last Friday night at a steamy Laker Field in LaGrange with the visiting Eagles emerging as a 33-19 victor.
Garrett made a triumphant return to the NECC football wars last Friday night when it pummeled visiting Prairie Heights, 39-7.
For the past decade, Fort Wayne Canterbury thoroughly dominated 1A girls basketball, winning five of the last six state championships in that class.
Nine players from LaGrange County, including eight from co-champion Lakeland, were named to the 2013 All-NECC football team in a vote taken last week by the league’s coaches.
Survive and advance.
Fort Wayne Concordia sent the visiting Lakeland Lakers to their second consecutive defeat last Friday night by a count of 35-3 at Zollner Stadium.
Lakeland slogged its way to a 34-0 NECC football victory over West Noble last Friday night in soggy Ligonier.
A smothering effort by its defense carried Lakeland to a 31-0 thrashing of Angola last Friday night at Laker Field.
Prairie Heights leveled its NECC and overall varsity football records at 2-2 with a 28-0 pasting of Central Noble last Friday night in Albion.
The Lakeland Lakers continued their football dominance over their county rivals from Prairie Heights this past Friday night at Hubert Cline Field in Brushy Prairie.
Seven members of the Lakeland football squad were named to the 2012 All-NECC first team in a vote of the league’s coaches last Wednesday.
Turnovers, untimely penalties and a steady rain all added up to a dreary night for the Lakeland Lakers in their Class 3A sectional opener at Heritage last Friday.
While running roughshod over their first eight opponents, the Lakeland Lakers took pride in being the most physical football team on the field.
The Lakeland Lakers used a punishing rushing attack to finally subdue a pesky Eastside squad, 37-21 in NECC football play last Friday night in Butler.