LAKELAND — Big plays were in abundance Friday night for Lakeland Christian in its 49-14 romp over Bishop McLaughlin.
The Vikings had nine plays that gained more than 20 yards, four of them ending in touchdowns.
Senior wide receiver Michael Wheary caught three touchdown passes from Christian Alexander (for 122 yards). He also had a punt return score called back on a roughing the kicker call.
Wheary added 41 yards rushing and a touchdown, while two of his touchdown receptions came on plays of greater than 50 yards.
The Vikings sacked Bishop McLaughlin quarterback R.J. Perciavalle five times. Junior linebacker Caleb Thomas was responsible for three of those. Lakeland Christian (2-2) had 10 tackles resulting in a loss and 14 quarterback pressures.
Lakeland Christian's T.J. Simmons rushed for 136 yards and a TD on 12 carries.
The Hurricanes scored twice in the fourth quarter — on a 19-yard pass from Perciavalle to Evan Barhonovich and on a 3-yard run from Jordan Betancourt.