It wasn’t the runaway that last week’s game was for Lakeside football.
But a Sept. 11 contest at Clark Fork ended with the Knights on top and with a 2-1 record going into an unexpected bye week.
Friday’s game against Kootenai was cancelled due to the Warriors’ lack of players, creating a break for Lakeside following its third game in three weeks.
The Knights are set to return Sept. 25 with a home date against Wallace, the first Scenic Idaho Conference game for both teams.
“We still need to improve our defense overall,” Coach Chris Dohrman said. “We need to be able to tackle better, improve our coverage, and get off the field on third and fourth downs. Offensively we are doing well but can improve our blocking and execution.”
J.J. Hall broke off a pair of big runs in the first quarter to put Lakeside on the board, the first a 60-yard trip to the endzone and the second a 71-yard dash to put the Knights up 12-0 going into the second.
Vander Brown found paydirt on a 36-yard running play in the second frame as his team went up 20-14 going into halftime.
Quarterback Tucker Sanchez and Vander each scored on rushing touchdowns in the second half as Lakeside came away with a 42-28 victory.
Lakeside outrushed Clark Fork 382-103 in the win, marking its second game eclipsing 375 yards of rushing.
Upcoming: With the cancellation of Friday’s game at Kootenai, Lakeside (2-1) sits idle this week leading up to a SIC opener Sept. 25 against Wallace. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Lakeside High.
Lakeside 42, Clark Fork 28
LHS 12 8 14 8 42
CF 0 14 8 6 28
Passing: Tucker Sanchez – 5-10, 25 yds.
Rushing: J.J. Hall – 12 rush, 249 yds., 2 TD; Vander Brown – 4 rush, 87 yds., 2 TD; Tucker Sanchez – 2 rush, 30 yds., TD; Alberto Arroyo – 6 rush, 22 yds.
Receiving: J.J. Hall – 1 rec., 18 yds.; Jonathan Sperber – 1 rec., 8 yds.
Defense: Alberto Arroyo – 12 tkl., 1 TFL, 1 int.; Jonathan Sperber – 7 tkl., 1 TFL; J.J. Hall – 6 tkl., 1 int., TD; Sonny Reuben – 4 tkl., 2 TFL