LAKELAND — Lakeland Christian (2-6) gained 348 total yards, including 183 on the ground in the win over Shorecrest Preparatory School.
Lakeland Christian senior receiver Daniel Smith had three catches for 112 yards, including a 48-yard touchdown in the third quarter from eighth-grade quarterback Christian Alexander. Alexander was 6-of-11 for 165 yards. He also rushed for a touchdown.
Zach Martinez led a balanced Lakeland Christian rushing attack with 64 yards on four carries. Ethan Marquis had 57 yards and a touchdown.
Shorecrest (1-7) gained 141 rushing yards but was hurt by four lost fumbles, including one in the end zone that Lakeland Christian's Jake Matteson recovered for the first score of the game.
It was 7-0 until the third quarter, when Alexander connected with Smith.
Jaime Quezon's 1-yard touchdown run cut Shorecrest's deficit to 14-6. The kick for the extra-point attempt was blocked.
Marquis' 31-yard run and Alexander's 1-yard run in the fourth quarter put the game away for the Vikings. Dakota Hirsh's 3-yard scoring run for Shorecrest ended the scoring.