Not every team can have a perfect season, and the Silver Lake High football team had theirs come to an end last Friday night.
After winning their first three games of the season, the Lakers were handed their first loss of the season, 39-22, by the Hingham Harbormen on the road.
The Harbormen struck first in the game–and it did not take the Lakers long to respond. In the first quarter, Tanner Boyd threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Bobby Ohlson to tie the game at six apiece. Boyd completed his pass to Nate Thacker on the 2-point conversion to give his team an 8-6 lead.
That lead would not last very long, however. The Harbormen scored on a 45-yard screen pass under one minute later to take a 12-8 lead. Less than five minutes later, they added another score on a 21-yard quarterback run. They hit their extra point and took a 19-8 lead into halftime.
The Lakers fought back and Phil Lashley (22 carries, 106 yards) scored from two yards out in the third quarter. They also hit their 2-point conversion to make it a 19-16 game.
Unfortunately for the Lakers, the Harbormen had a 60-yard touchdown pass just 20 seconds later to pad their lead.
On the first play of the fourth quarter, Lashley punched in a 5-yard touchdown run to bring the Lakers within five points, but that was as close as they would come to a win.
The Harbormen padded their lead with two more scores in the fourth quarter. First, they threw a 25-yard touchdown pass and a few minutes later, it was a 10-yard touchdown run that gave them a 39-22 lead. At that point, the Lakers did not have enough time to make a comeback.
The Lakers move on to face Duxbury next Friday, Oct. 6 at home (7:00 p.m. start time).