On the ground, the Silver Lake High football team established themselves as the dominant side on Sept. 15, at home in their second game of the season.
The Lakers were able to rush their way to a 28-12 victory improving their record to 2-0 after beating Oliver Ames.
Running back Phil Lashley led the way for the Lakers, goiing 180 yards on just 12 carries (15 yards per carry) and had three of his team’s four touchdowns of the night.
To start the game, the Lakers found themselves on the attack, but it did not take them long to score. On the fourth play of the game, Lashley punched in a 34-yard touchdown run to give the home team a 6-0 edge.
The two sides exchanged turnovers and when Oliver Ames got the ball back, they scored, but the Lakers would take the lead once again late in the second quarter. Their quarterback, Tanner Boyd, who ran for 60 yards on the day, had a 15-yard touchdown run prior to halftime to give his team a 12-6 lead.
In the second half, Lashley had two more touchdown runs: one for seven yards and another for 38 yards. On both scores, Boyd ran in the 2-point conversion himself, helping pad the lead.
Late in the third quarter, Oliver Ames made it an 8-point game on a touchdown run, but Silver Lake was comfortable once again because they scored on the next drive.
Oliver Ames got intercepted by the Lakers on their final offensive stand with about three minutes left, hindering any chance they had left of winning the game. The Lakers continue their season with a home bout this Saturday, Sept. 23, against the winless Quincy High Presidents (2:30 p.m. start time).