Niagara Gazette


September 21, 2013

HS Football: Lakemen blanked at home, 48-0

Niagara Gazette — The Wilson Lakemen fell to 0-3 on the season with a tough, one-sided loss at home Friday night to one of Western New York’s tougher programs, Cheektowaga-based Cleveland Hill.

Brandon Thomas ran for 186 yards and three touchdowns, as the Eagles blanked Wilson, 48-0.

Two of Thomas’ touchdowns came on runs of at least 50 yards.

“They didn’t give up,” said Wilson head coach William Atlas, when asked if there was anything positive his players could take from the game. “They played their hearts out and didn’t quit.”

They also threw everything but the kitchen sink, so to speak, at Cleve Hill while trying to stop a potent Eagle offense. Coach Atlas pointed to senior Justin Westmorland as “being all over the field” and making 12 tackles for the Lakemen. 

Wilson also had the uphill task of facing a Cleve Hill defense that has allowed only 13 points in just three games. Wilson’s Kevin Daunce rushed for 59 yards on five carries, while Hunter Howland threw for 14 pass completions, good for 55 yards.

Atlas conceded it just wasn’t his team’s destiny to beat the Eagles Friday night. However, after a tough 0-3 start he anticipates a turnaround.

“I was honest to them at the start of the season. I told them I didn’t know what to expect against Akron,” Atlas said.”I’m still bothered by the Newfane game because that’s a game I thought we could have won.”

He considers their next four opponents “beatable.” Next Saturday, the Lakemen travel to JFK High School in Cheektowaga. JFK is 0-1 on the season and plays Lackawanna this afternoon.

Following next Saturday’s road game, Wilson travels to Tonawanda and then hosts Barker/Roy-Hart and Lackawanna.


Ken West 20, W. Sen. West 9

Alex Price had 24 carries for 149 yards and two touchdowns to help Ken West (1-2) capture its first victory on the season.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Featured Ads
House Ads
AP Video
Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Amphibious Landing Practice in Hawaii Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA
House Ads
Night & Day
Twitter News
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page