LEHMAN TWP. – Lake-Lehman's barrage on the ground was steady and effective as it ran all over Montrose en route to a 49-0 victory on Friday night.
The Black Knights amassed 353 yards rushing with two touchdowns from junior Dustin Jones, who ran for 145 yards on 17 carries. John VanScoy added two touchdowns of his own and 61 yards on 11 carries.
"We want to run the ball," Black Knights head coach Jerry Gilsky said. "That's what we instill here and what I've always wanted to do here at Lehman."
VanScoy opened the scoring with a 7-yard touchdown run with 5:44 left in the first quarter, capping a nine-play drive that started on their 8-yard line.
After an interception by Josh Sayre one minute later, the Black Knights ran off another nine-play scoring drive which ended in a Tom Donovan 6-yard touchdown run.
Donovan contributed on the defensive side as well, recovering a Meteors fumble early in the second quarter that led to another 7-yard touchdown by VanScoy with 8:53 left in the first half.
The Black Knights defense continued to smother the Meteors, forcing a key turnover on downs late in the first half on a Brian Derhammer sack. Lake-Lehman had three interceptions and four forced fumbles.
"We knew what they were doing throwing the ball, and we put guys in positions to be successful," Gilsky said. "That's what we expect, I like our defense this year."
After a 38-yard reception by Jones, Josh Sayre scored a 4-yard touchdown with only 6 seconds remaining in the half, and Lake-Lehman took a 28-0 lead into halftime.
In the second half, the Black Knights stuck to their game plan, with a steady diet of handoffs to Jones, who added a powerful 23-yard touchdown run just before the third quarter buzzer.
"The production is what we want and what we ask for," Gilsky said. "Everybody has their role and plays their role. But, we have to keep improving and the kids know that."
John Lawson ran for 82 yards on 25 carries for the Meteors.
LL – John VanScoy 7 run (Kenny Kocher kick), 5:44
LL – Tom Donovan 6 run (Kocher kick), 1:16
LL – VanScoy 7 run (Kocher kick), 8:53
LL – Josh Sayre 4 run (Kocher kick), :55
LL – Dustin Jones 1 run (Kocher kick), 2:05
LL – Jones 23 run (Kocher kick), :06
LL – Zach Jayne 14 run (Kocher kick), 1:19
RUSHING – LL: Brady Butler 2-20, Dustin Jones 17-145, Bill Hillman 3-13, Tom Donovan 6-53, John VanScoy 11-61, Josh Sayre 2-10, Jimmy Stuart 3-5, Bobby Wright 1-19, Zach Jayne 3-27
M: John Lawson 25-82, Trevor Tompkins 4-(-9), William Ely 1-(-1)
PASSING – LL: Hillman 3-7-0-76
M: Dylan Heeman 3-11-3-35
RECEIVING – LL: Jones 1-38, Kody Pachamovich 1-25, Sayre 1-13
M: William Ely 3-35
INTS – LL: Sayre 2, Josh Winters
MISSED FGS - None