ST. PETERSBURG — Senior Jermiel Douse ran for two first-half touchdowns as Lakewood improved to 8-2 with a victory over Northeast (3-7) on senior night.
The Spartans outgained Northeast 312-70 and had 14 first downs to the Vikings' two. Lakewood also recovered two fumbles.
Northeast recovered a fumble at the Spartans' 21-yard line early in the third quarter to set up a 10-yard TD run by Jovonte Brinson. That cut Lakewood's lead to 17-7, but the Spartans responded with a 37-yard TD pass from Alphonso Evans to Andre Taylor that started a string of 28 unanswered points.
Lakewood's Byronton Jackson had 118 rushing yards on 18 carries.
"It was a good game for us, we wanted to have momentum heading into the playoffs" said coach Cory Moore, whose Lakewood squad will visit Pasco in the opening round of the playoffs.
Colby Cole, Times correspondent