The Henry E. Lackey Chargers Football team improved their record to 3-2 with a dominating performance on the road this past Friday when they defeated La Plata, 41-6. The Chargers were led by a dominant rushing attack as a number of backs had stellar games thanks to an offensive line that paved the way for the victory. Defensively, Lackey played with a passion they had not shown this year, flying around and making plays all over the field while limiting the La Plata offense to very few yards and only one late touchdown.
Senior Quarterback/Wide Receiver Dustin Berry was the catalyst for the Chargers in the first half, effectively managing the game plan as he routinely marched the offense up and down the field. While the game was scoreless at the end of the first quarter, it was evident that Lackey was the better team as they significantly outgained the Warriors and controlled the time of possession. The offensive line established themselves all night as the ground attack produced 569 yards on 60 carries for an average of 9.5 yards a carry. Early in the second quarter, Senior Jayson Wilmer plunged into the end zone for his first of two touchdowns on the night. Wilmer led the Chargers on the night, carrying the ball 21 times for 200 yards. Junior Jordan Bryant, who returned a fumble 68 yards for a touchdown in the 2nd quarter, carried the ball 8 times for 111 yards and another two touchdowns. Senior Quarterback Robert “Boogie” Middleton entered the game in the third quarter and ripped off a 54 yard touchdown. He finished the night with 120 yards on 11 carries. Junior Gianni Romero had four carries for 46 yards and Senior D’Anthony Washington had 12 carries for 82 yards. Senior Jonathan Bridgett had a big 38 yard reception to set-up a touchdown in the third quarter.
On the defensive side of the ball, the entire unit played very well as they controlled the line of scrimmage and limited La Plata’s possessions throughout the night. Romero was a dominant force when the Warriors tried to throw the ball, accumulating multiple hurries, a sack, and a tackle for loss. Sophomore Jaden Carter had the first interception of his Varsity career.
The Chargers have a very important game this Friday when they host the Westlake Wolverines. The game will be held at Dave Anderson Memorial Stadium at 7:00 on Friday, October 5th.