The Silver Lake High football team did what they could on defense to stop their opponent from getting much going in their last bout.
Unfortunately for the Lakers, the same could be said for the Hanover Indians defense in the same contest. The Lakers hosted Hanover in a non playoff bout on Thursday, Nov. 9 and only one touchdown was scored in the entire contest. It did not come from the Lakers, so they took a 6-0 loss and fell to 2-8 on the season.
On defense, senior captains Marshall Roy and Cam Danahy, both of whom are linebackers, played tough. They each had a tackle for a loss on the Hanover quarterback. Junior defensive lineman Will Hesketh also provided the team with steady pressure up front all night, recording a sack in the bout.
With the wet field conditions, both teams depended on their run games to move the ball downfield, but Hanover was tough in the trenches, so they managed to shut the Lakers out. It was just the second time the Lakers have been held scoreless this season; the other instance of this occurring came in their October 19 bout against the Duxbury Dragons, who won the Patriot League Keenan Division championship.
With the loss, the Lakers are still winless at home (0-5) and have yet to defeat a Patriot League opponent. However, that could all change in their final bout of the season on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 22) against the Pembroke Titans (10:00 a.m. start time).
After all, Pembroke is 1-8 this season and riding a four game losing streak. Their offense is not particularly sharp, averaging less than seven points per game while their defense has let up more than 30 in those same bouts. That said, the Lakers definitely have an opportunity to end the season on a strong note.