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Football: Lakewood 34, Spoto 17

RIVERVIEW — Lakewood (8-1, 7-1) survived 16 penalties and four turnovers Friday night, defeating Spoto (3-6, 3-5) 34-17. The playoff-bound Spartans led just 20-14 at halftime and saw their lead trimmed to three before senior Rodney Adams took over. He finished with 52 yards passing and nine carries for 111 yards en route to three total touchdowns. Senior Laterian Latimer added 88 yards on 12 carries.

"They were saying to keep playing as brothers," said Adams. "We made some adjustments (at halftime) and kept playing together as a team."

Lakewood's defense caused four turnovers, assisting an offense that struggled early to remain disciplined. Senior Shane Allen picked off Spoto's Aaron Haynes to stop their opponent's final drive.

Jacob Stewart, Times correspondent


Football: Lakewood 34, Spoto 17 11/03/12 [Last modified: Saturday, November 3, 2012 12:53am]
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