TAMPA — Lakewood scored just about every way the rule book allowed Friday. The Spartans (6-2, 3-1) will make the trip across the bridge again next week to play Spoto in a Class 3A-8 showdown for a runnerup and playoff spot.
"We like coming over to play these Tampa teams every chance we get," coach Cory Moore said. "Despite the score, Blake played tough the whole game and gave us an opportunity to work on some fine tuning."
Quarterback Jermiel Douse threw a 24-yard strike to Sermetrius Dennis to start scoring, and Bernard Reedy took it from there. He ran 8 yards for the next score then took a short pass from Douse and sprinted 80 for the score. Before the half, Lakewood got its defensive score when Deonte Jackson scooped up a fumble and pitched it to Xavius Boyd. The Spartans started the third with a safety, then Douse took the kickoff back 62 yards to round out scoring.
Todd Foley, Times correspondent