The Lackey Chargers earned a very big victory on the road this past Friday night, defeating Thomas Stone 43-9 and improving their record to 5-3 on the season. The Chargers clinched a spot in the playoffs and can earn a home game in the first round if they win their final two games of the regular season.
The offense was effective in both facets of the game plan as they rushed for 339 yards and threw for 127 while minimizing their penalties and not turning the ball over. In the first half, the offense scored on their opening four drives and controlled the clock, putting the game out of reach before the break. Senior Jayson Wilmer led the Chargers with 143 yards on 14 carries, including a 65 yard touchdown run that put the game out of reach. D’Anthony Washington had 3 touchdowns on six carries and also caught a reception as he finished with 83 all-purpose yards on the night. Robert “Boogie” Middleton only had six carries but two of them went for touchdowns and he also completed 7 of his 10 passes for 127 yards on the night. Senior Linn Jordan had three receptions for 69 yards. Jaquan Cobey and Jonathan Bridgett also contributed in the passing game.
On the defensive side of the ball, Sophomore Dequan Gravely returned from injuring his foot in the preseason and made an immediate impact on both sides of the ball. He had two tackles for loss on the first two plays of the game and his level of intensity made the entire defense better. Washington also played a valuable role as he switched to inside linebacker. He led the defense with five solo tackles, four assists, and a hurry. Wilmer, Senior Drevon Freeland, and Junior Kobby Ayim registered sacks on an evening that saw Stone’s quarterbacks flushed from the pocket throughout the game.
The Chargers will play their third consecutive game on the road this Friday, October 26th when they travel to Patuxent to take on the Panthers at 7:00.