The Silver Lake High football team met another one of the Patriot League Keenan Division’s top teams last Friday night on the road, and they were unable to stop the team’s potent dual-threat quarterback: Ethan Phelps.
The Lakers fell, 43-20, to the Whitman-Hanson football team in their last game. As a result, the Lakers finished the regular season at 4-3, but have lost three of their last four games.
Their opponent scored two touchdowns in the first quarter to go up 14-6 by the end of it, but the Lakers had a pick six from Gavin Hamilton on defense that got them on the scoreboard.
While the defensive touchdown appeared to indicate the Lakers might have an answer for their opponent in the second quarter, the read-option offense was too much for them to handle.
Their opponent would score three touchdowns before the end of the first half to take a 35-6 lead.
The Lakers offense showed some life in the second half, however. On their first drive of the third quarter, they were able to score on a 33-yard touchdown run from Dan Collins. Then, quarterback Tanner Boyd ran in the 2-point conversion to make it a 35-14 game.
It would not take the Lakers much time to get on the scoreboard again. Cam Danahy recovered a fumble at the Lakers’ 38-yard line, giving his team solid field position to start their next drive.
They drove the ball down-field and Phil Lashley finished the drive with a touchdown run from a yard out to make the score 35-20 midway and The Lakers move on to face Dighton-Rehoboth at home in the first round of the MIAA Division 4 South playoff bracket (Friday, Oct. 27 at 7:00 p.m.).