By Hank Krause
Akron-Westfield on the road Oct. 18 to Lawton to tangle with the Eagles of Lawton-Bronson proved to be a fairly well-played contest. However, Lawton-Bronson came out on top, 22-14.
The two teams struggled in the first half before L-B scored late in the second quarter to grab an 8-0 lead. L-B was led by Brandon Thompson who had 22 carries for 163 yards plus Blake Sappingfield, who carried eight times for 137 yards,givign Lawton-Brosonn the win.
A-W’s Cody Bosse gained 125 yards on 19 carries. A-W couldn’t seem to generate much offense in the first half but they hung in there before Brandon Thompson scored from a yard out to give L-B the lead. Midway through the third quarter, Blake Sappenfield broke loose and dashed 64 yards to make it L-B 15, A-W 0.
A-W came right back on the next possession to score as Cody Bosse bolted for 62 yards. Sam Mace threw to Taylor Anderson for the two point extra point to make it 15-8.
At the end of the third, A-W forced L-B to punt. Caleb Colt returned the kick to A-W’s 49.
A-W used seven plays to score a touchdown. Sam Mace found Chance Hoffman open, covering 35 yards. A-W tightened it up but trailed 15-14.
L-B closed the scoring with a minute to play as Thompson dashed in from 46 yards to make it 22-14.
A-W gave a very good account of themselves as they played some inspired football.
Defensively, A-W was again led by Cody Bosse who had 13 stops. Hoffman, Alex Foley, and Kevin Carlson also made their presence felt as they contributed five stops each.
This week will probably be the final home game of the season. The powerful West Lyon Wildcats come to visit. WL is undefeated in the district. It’s time for an upset!!!
A-W 0-0-8-6= 14
L-B 0-7-8-7= 22
LB- Thompson 1 yd. run (kick good)
LB- Sappingfield 64 yd. run (PAT good)
A-W- Bosse 62 yd. run (2 pt. good)
A-W- Hoffman 35 yd. pass from Mace (PAT NG)
LB- Thompson 46 yd. run (kick good)
9 First Downs 8
40-117 Rushes, rushing 50-338
7-17-2 Passing 0-2-0
90 Passing yds. 0
207 Total Yds. 338
1-0 Fumbles lost 5-4
7-34.6 Punting 4-37.8
3-22 Penalties 9-67