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Football: Lakewood moves on with 24-7 victory

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Lakewood’s defense sometimes gets overshadowed by its high-powered offense, but Coach Thadd MacNeal was most impressed with that ‘other unit’ Friday night in the Lancers’ 24-7 victory over San Clemente in the first round of the Pac-5 Division playoffs.

‘We put a lot of pressure on their quarterback, forced four turnovers and made some big plays when we needed them,’ MacNeal said.

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The offense did it’s part too, particularly running back Rashad Wadood, who dazzled the home crowd with 195 yards in 34 carries. He sat out the team’s last three Moore League games with a sprained ankle and was still hobbling around Friday afternoon, but you wouldn’t know the way he played Friday night.

Tyler Schultz threw touchdown passes of 17 yards to Todd Barr and 18 yards to Dupre Jordan-Roberts for Lakewood, which opened a 17-0 lead with 4:44 left in the third quarter.

Lakewood (10-1) will host third-seeded Alemany (11-0) in the quarterfinals next Friday.

-- Steve Galluzzo


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