Lakeside 34, Beekman 6
SIBLEY— Breaking up a single possession game at halftime, the Lakeside Warriors scored three touchdowns within a four-minute span in the third quarter en route to a 34-6 victory over Beekman on Friday night.
Beekman (1-2) was able to slow down a Lakeside offense which exploded for 66 and 60 points in Weeks 1 and 2. On the flip side, the Tigers were their own worst enemy offensively.
"We had some turnovers," Beekman coach Joey Lee said. "I thought our defense played great except for a couple of big plays, but they were on the field too much."
A light rain early in the game turned into a downpour in the second quarter.
Trailing by two touchdowns, the Tigers closed the gap to 14-6 late in the second period on a 60-yard touchdown pass from Brock Jenkins to Taron Traylor.
Trey Sanders' 80-yard touchdown return on the second half kickoff was erased due to off-setting penalties.
Undaunted, the Warriors scored on their opening possession of the half. Jaquez Lee's 10-yard run put the Warriors up 20-6.
Meanwhile, the visiting Tigers' first two series of the half ended with turnovers in their own territory.
Following a Beekman fumble, Jordan Preuett's 30-yard pass to Nathan Willis made it 28-6.
Tyrese Miles' 45-yard pick-6 and Dillon Gray's 2-point run increased the bulge to 34-6 midway through the third quarter.
"The little things hurt us," Lee said. "The kids played hard and fought all the way to the end."
Jenkins was removed from the game as a precaution after straining a muscle late in the third quarter. Brayden Spigner finished the game at quarterback.
Lakeside (3-0) went up 8-0 on its opening series when Preuett flipped a 10-yard TD pass to Sanders. Preuett and Sanders also hooked up on the conversion.
Zachaeus Sumlin's 25-yard run upped the margin to 14-0 in the second frame.
Linebackers Dalon Moore and Seth Meyers were the Tigers' leading tacklers.
Beekman opens District 2-2A play at home Friday against Vidalia.