(5) Lakeshore 45, (28) DeRidder 21
at Lakeshore Stadium, Friday (Nov. 9), first-round playoff game
HOW THE GAME WAS WON: 4 KEY MOMENTS
- Lakeshore showed it came to play from its first play. The Titans meticulously drove down the field and running back Maximus Lowery punched it in from 8 yards out.
- DeRidder kept it close early. The Dragons scored on the first play of the second quarter on Jayln Thurman’s 13-yard run, making the score 14-7.
- With .7 seconds left before halftime, Titans kicker Jack Gettys attempted a 59-yard free kick that got through the uprights for a field goal.
- Despite trailing 38-7 at halftime, DeRidder made some nice plays in the second half. The Dragons scorde two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, but their best play came when running back Gregory Woodard made an unbelievable one-handed grab for a 26-yard gain.
PLAYER OF THE GAME
Parker Orvin, Lakeshore
The Titans are known for their potent air attack, and that all starts with Orvin. The Lakeshore quarterback completed 11 of 17 passes for 195 yards and four touchdowns.
Records: DeRidder, 6-4; Lakeshore, 10-0
SCORE BY QUARTERS
DeRidder | 0 | 7 | 0 | 14 – 21
Lakeshore | 14 | 24 | 0 | 7 – 45
- The teams played in wet conditions.
- When it wasn’t raining water, it was raining flags. A total of 14 penalties were accepted for almost 130 yards. There were also a number of penalties that were declined or offset.
- Titans wide receiver Jacob Bernard left the game for a short time with an injury, though he did return.
HE SAID IT
Lakeshore quarterback Orvin: “We come in with a game plan every week. All our players trust our coaches to make good calls, and we just execute those calls and that’s the key to our success.”
Lakeshore kicker Gettys: “At first I didn’t know what we were doing. I just did what Coach told me to do. I lined up and felt like it was going to go in.”
Lakeshore head coach Craig Jones: “We need to clean up from a rotation stand point. We need to make sure we can stop the big plays. (Broussard) is special for DeRidder. He’s special player, he’s very good.”
DeRidder: 279 yards of total offense (185 rushing, 94 passing)
Lakeshore: 307 yards of total offense (112 rushing, 195 passing)
Rushing: Jalyn Thurman, 21-92, TD; Greg Woodard, 6-81; Lane Armer, 11-0; Jerome Cleveland, 1-12.
Receiving: Woodard, 7-79, TD; Ashton Broussard, 2-15, TD.
Passing: Armer, 9-14, 94 yards, 2 TD.
Rushing: Maximus Lowery, 13-53, TD; Jacob Bernard, 4-11; Christian Westcott, 1-4, TD; Parker Orvin, 1-8; Jake Smiroldo, 1-22; Ryan Degruy, 3-10; Ben Foster, 3-4.
Receiving: Smiroldo, 4-103, 2 TD; Bernard, 3-62, TD; Spencer Jordan, 3-26, TD; Mason Poret, 1-4.
Passing: Orvin, 11-17, 195 yards, 4 TD, INT.
Lakeshore – Maximus Lowery 8 run (Jack Gettys kick), 7:15, 0-7
Lakeshore – Chrisitan Wescott 4 run (Gettys kicks), 1:02, 0-14
DeRidder – Jalyn Thurman 13 run (Jose Mijares kick), 11:53, 7-14
Lakeshore – Parker Orvin 50 pass to Jacob Bernard (Gettys kick), 8:14, 7-21
Lakeshore – Parker Orvin 23 pass to Jake Smiroldo (Gettys kick), 1:38, 7-28
Lakeshore – Orvin 31 pass to Smiroldo (Gettys kick), :50, 7-35
Lakeshore – Gettys 59 free kick, 0:00, 7-38
Lakeshore – Orvin 13 pass to Spencer Jordan (Gettys kick), 10:07, 7-45
DeRidder – Lane Armer 10 pass to Ashton Broussard (Mijares kick), 6:54, 14-45
DeRidder – Armer 3 pass to Greg Woodard (Mijares kick), 0:00, 21-45
NEXT UP: Lakeshore moves on to the second round to play Livonia, which defeated Cecilia 28-6.
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