Pacer football stays unbeaten as league starts
Lakeridge faces another 3-0 team in Oregon City on the road this Friday
The Lakeridge football team stayed perfect on the season with another convincing victory last Friday, this time against North Salem 48-7.
The Pacers' confidence continues to grow as do expectations this year as the team's competition level is about to take a significant uptick.
To this point, Lakeridge has handled its business and made quick work of another opponent, traveling to Salem and winning handily.
It was the defense that got the Pacers started. On North Salem's opening drive, Joel Schwarz tallied an interception and took it back 26 yards for a touchdown less than a minute into the contest to get the night rolling.
Lakeridge then recorded another stop defensively and marched down the field, finishing it with a five-yard touchdown pass from Eric Dungey to Holden Catlett.
North Salem struggled to do anything on offense against the Pacers for most of the first half and was again stymied quickly.
Meanwhile, Lakeridge's offense took advantage of good field position for most of the game.
The Pacers made it 21-0 with 3:49 to play in the opening quarter on a short five-yard keeper from Dungey.
And things continued to go Lakeridge's way in the second quarter, with the Pacers punctuating another strong drive with an eight-yard touchdown catch by Joe Sindlinger.
North Salem finally showed some life on offense in the final minutes of the first half.
The home team broke up the shutout with a short touchdown pass. However, 1:48 was more than enough time for Lakeridge to come up with an answer.
The Pacers were at midfield with less than 30 seconds to play. Dungey, who hasn't had the opportunity to showcase his speed as much in the first two weeks of the season, found some open space and broke a 51-yard touchdown run, making it 35-7 at the half.
Another big play got the Pacers on the board early in the third quarter. Just 80 seconds into the second half, Dungey hit Chase Marshall for a 65-yard score and the rout was on.
Lakeridge started to ease off in the third quarter but continued to move the all efficiently. Late in the period, Jack Cole hauled in a 26-yard touchdown pass from Dungey to cap the scoring.
Dungey was 16-for-20 in the game with four touchdown passes, no interceptions and 252 yards passing.
Catlett had a solid day rushing the ball, picking up 84 yards on the ground while eight different players caught passes.
Lakeridge has its biggest game of the season to date on Friday as it opens up league play. The Pacers will play Oregon City on the road. The Pioneers are 3-0 as well, coming off a 35-0 win over David Douglas.Add a comment