WEST CHESTER, Ohio – It was a record-setting night for Lakota East and a nightmare for Lakota West.
The 5-1 Thunderhawks scored the biggest victory in its 21-game rivalry with the Thunderbirds, 35-0.
Since Lakota High School split, West owns a 13-8 advantage, but East has now won two in a row versus the Firebirds for the first time since 2002 and ’03.
The Thunderhawks looked like Navy running the triple option to perfection. Five East players combined to run for 363 yards - 8.6 yards per carry. They converted 7 or 9 third-down attempts. All three of their passes were completed and for 20 yards or more, including a 32-yard halfback pass for a touchdown from Sean Church to Evan Yablonsky.
Junior running back Jack Debrozsi led Lakota East with 138 yards and two TD’s. He is now 78 yards shy of 1,000 for the season to go along with his 18 touchdowns on the ground. Quarterback Dylan Fry also scored twice and finished with 79 yards rushing. Church only had two totes but 48 yards on those.
The one bright spot for Lakota West (2-4) was sophomore running back David Afari. He ran for 137 yards and caught two passes for 63 yards. It was the fourth time this season that he has topped the century mark rushing.
Lakota East 0-14-14-7-35
Lakota West 0-0-0-0-0
LE: Debrozsi 1 run (Capano kick)
LE: Yablonsky 32 pass from Church (Capano kick)
LE: Fry 17 run (Capano kick)
LE: Debrozsi 60 run (Capano kick)
LE: Fry 4 run (Capano kick)
RECORDS: Lakota East (5-1, 3-1); Lakota West (1-5, 1-3)
UP NEXT: Lakota East travels to Colerain (4-2, 4-0); Lakota West is at Princeton (2-4, 2-2)