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Young brothers lead Pacers to easy victory over Putnam

QB Kool keeps the pace, throwing for 324 yards
by: Vern UYETAKE, Lakeridge's Taylor Young picks up big yards on a long run early in a game against Putnam Friday night, setting up the Pacer's first score of the evening. Lakeridge beat Putnam 41-7.

Lakeridge's explosive brother duo of Taylor and Zach Young proved to be too much for Putnam to handle on Friday as the host Pacers rolled to an easy 41-7 victory over the Kingsmen on homecoming night.

Taylor Young, a senior receiver, caught 10 passes for 208 yards and added another 18 yards rushing. He also had three touchdowns, including one through the air, one on the ground and another on an interception return. Zach Young, a junior running back, had 102 yards rushing on 18 carries. He also scored three touchdowns, all on the ground.

Not to be outdone, Lakeridge's junior quarterback, Robbie Kool, completed 17 of 21 passes for 324 yards. He also rushed 13 times for 66 yards. The Pacers set the tone by scoring on their first possession, which took just five plays while covering 84 yards. The drive ended with a 16-yard scoring toss from Kool to Taylor Young.

The Pacers (3-1 TRL, 5-2 overall) struck again early in the second quarter on a 10-yard scoring run by Zach Young. A blocked extra-point attempt left the score 13-0. Lakeridge then began to pull away when Taylor Young scored on a 15-yard reverse just before half to make it 20-0. By then, Kool had already thrown for 212 yards and 152 of them went to Taylor Young, including 60 on a shovel pass that set up his brother's first touchdown.

Zach Young then added two more touchdown runs, including an 11-yarder early in the third quarter and a one-yarder early in the fourth period, to make it 34-0.

The Kingsmen got their lone score midway through the final stanza on a three-yard run by backup running back Max Hoffman. He carried six times on that drive for 42 yards.

The Kingsmen (1-3 TRL, 4-3 overall) were led by Joevonte Mayes, who had 96 yards on 19 carries.