The Lackey Charger football team defeated the Surrattsville 57-6 in the opening round of the playoffs as they dominated the hornets in all three phases of the game. The offense racked up over 460 yards while accounting for eight touchdowns and the defense held the opposition to less than 100 yards on the night.
The offensive line dominated the Surrattsville defensive front in accumulating 354 yards on the ground on 28 carries. Robert “Boogie” Middleton had his strongest game of the season as he accounted for six touchdowns in the first half. He had 9 carries for 162 yards and three touchdowns. He was also 4-8 passing for 98 yards and three scores on the night. Senior tight end James Wilkerson had three catches for 68 yards and two touchdowns and Jordan Carter had a 29 yard touchdown reception. Senior Wesley Johnson carried the ball four times for 64 yards and a touchdown and Junior Jayson scored from one yard out in the 1st quarter.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Chargers forced four turnovers and were all over the field the entire night. They provided relentless pressure in limiting the potent Hornets receivers throughout the game. Jonathan Bridgett, Jordan Carter, and Justin McIntyre all had interceptions and D’Anthony Washington forced a fumble. Chris Thompson recorded his 20th sack of the season and Dalano Washington had a key tipped ball at the line of scrimmage that helped swing the momentum. Jonathan Bridgett was perfect on his PAT’s again, kicked two touchbacks on kickoff, and Clement Muhoka returned a punt 32 yards to the Hornets one yard line in the second quarter.
The Chargers will host Frederick Douglass for the Regional Championship on Friday, November 17th at 7:00 at Dave Anderson Memorial Stadium.