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Game Summary for Oct. 3, 2019. JV Football: Adams Highlanders vs. West Bloomfield Lakers

Final score: Adams 14 – West Bloomfield 13

The Highlanders kicked off to start the game. The kick rolled out of bounds and the Lakers started with the ball on their own 35-yard line.

The Adams defense would bend but not break on the Lakers opening drive. The Lakers moved the ball up the field with a combination of running and passing plays and picked up several first downs, advancing the ball all the way to the Highlanders 23-yard line. The defense then came up big and would limit the Lakers to only four more yards as the defensive backs, Max Cibor, Dyllan Sheppard, Marco DiCresce and Christian Schomer would shut down passing plays on second, third and fourth down. Important tackles for no gain or short gains came from Keenan Frazier, Josh Vokal, Luke Stockoski and Andrew Rolfs.

The Highlanders took over with first and ten, from their own 16-yard line. A 28-yard second-down run by DiCresce would give the Highlanders a first down close to mid-field. After a few short runs and a penalty, Schomer gained eight tough yards up the middle. DiCresce would pick up a few yards on fourth down but not enough. The Lakers took over on downs as the quarter came to an end with a score of 0-0.

Still scoreless, the second quarter started with a quick Lakers TD run from the 5-yard line, following a long pass play. Adams 0 – West Bloomfield 7 with 8:50 left in the first half.

Will Krol returned the kick to the 44-yard line and a series of gains by Stockoski, Schomer and DiCresce took the Highlanders to the 3-yard line. Stockoski barreled into the end zone for a TD and Remini Tillotson’s extra point attempt was good. Adams 7 – West Bloomfield 7 with 4:44 left in the half.

After a Frazier kick, Adams took over on defense and nice tackles were made by Schomer, Vokal, Cibor, Frazier and Stockoski. On fourth-and-third from the 8-yard line, the Lakers attempted a TD pass to the end zone that was intercepted by Marco DiCresce and returned to the 25-yard line. Back on offense, gains were made by Stockoski and Schomer when the clock ran out on the first half.

To start the second half, Dyllan Sheppard received the kick, but the Lakers defense battled hard. A pitch to Schomer, block by Tobiczyk, and short gains weren’t enough, and Adams turned the ball over on downs with 6:50 left in the third quarter. West Bloomfield was stopped by the Highlanders defense, including great pass coverage, and was forced to punt. The third quarter ended 7-7.

The fourth quarter began with Adams punting to West Bloomfield. Tackles were made by DiCresce, Vokal and Kori Pelayo. Andrew Rolfs recovered a fumble with 9:42 left in the game and put the Highlanders on offense. Both teams displayed defensive battles, with back-and-forth punts and takeovers on downs.

With around three minutes left in the game, Schomer got a big first down on third-and-three, taking the ball to the 2-yard line. DiCresce pushed through for a TD and Tillotson kicked twice, due to an illegal procedure, giving the Highlanders the lead with 2:05 left in the game. Adams 14 – West Bloomfield 7

With just over two minutes left, the Lakers had a long pass play to the 7-yard line, which set up an endzone TD pass, bringing the score to Adams 14 – West Bloomfield 13. The Lakers attempted a two-point conversion for the win, but were unsuccessful in their pass attempt. The score remained 14-13 with 58 seconds left in the game. Adams ran out the clock for an exciting and celebrated win.

Throughout the game, the offensive and defensive lines performed well including: Keenan Frazier, Finn Tobiczyk, Nick Stokan, Andrew Rolfs, Matt Reed, Mohid Imran and John Rittner.

Final score: Adams 14 – West Bloomfield 13