Lakeland Sends Largo Packing, 28-0.

Eager to atone for their performance against Miami Norland last week, the Dreadnaughts’ defense stormed the Packers’ offense and led Lakeland to its first regular season game win for head coach Marvin Frazier.

The contest was a defensive battle for the majority of three quarters. Both teams stymied their opponents with drive-ending plays and numerous reverberating collisions. Ultimately, the Dreadnaughts hogtied the Packers preventing them from scoring during the contest.

The only points in the first half came via Markel Johnson (RB) on a 4-yard rush for a touchdown. The score came at the 11:08 point in the second quarter and gave the Dreadnaughts a 7-0 lead which carried into halftime. Johnson also entered the end zone for a second time when he carried the football for a 1-yard touchdown plunge with 1:38 left in the third quarter.

Lakeland squashed hope of a Largo comeback when Zander Smith (QB) heaved a deep ball, caught on an acrobatic play by Brayshon Willliams (WR), resulting in a 76-yard score with under seven minutes remaining in the game. The touchdown increased the Dreadnaughts’ lead over the Packers to 21-0.

The Dreadnaughts added a final touchdown when Michael Walker (RB) crossed the pylon for a 2-yard score which cemented the Dreadnaughts’ victory, 28-0.

Lakeland returns home to face national power St. Joseph’s Prep (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), who may well be the highest-ranked team to visit Bryant Stadium during its history. Game time is 7:30 PM on September 8th.