LAKE CENTRAL VS E.C. CENTRAL FOOTBALL BY JOHN SMIERCIAK
Date: 8/31/2013 Album ID: 1699198
Photos by John Smierciak
ST. JOHN | Lake Central’s offense has generated plenty of highlight film against E.C. Central in recent years. It was the defense’s turn Saturday night as the Indians formed a brick wall that made moving the ball a near impossibility for the Times No. 8 Cardinals. Gelen Robinson registered three sacks and K.J. Singleton returned an interception 15 yards for touchdown as Lake Central pulled away late for a 24-0 victory at the Burial Grounds. "We needed to come out and make plays,” Singleton said. “I saw the ball coming, and I knew it was my chance to make something happen.” Neither offense was particularly sharp moving the ball in the first half as the teams combined for 11 possessions and just two scores before halftime. Lake Central junior running back Brandon Scott ripped off a 35-yard touchdown run midway through the first quarter, but big plays were few and far between for the Indians (1-1). “Our offense isn’t ready for the Duneland conference yet,” Lake Central coach Brett St. Germain said. “Our guys need to know that. It becomes a different game next week.” Colin Studer made his first career start at quarterback in place of injured starter Alec Olund. Studer accounted for 101 total yards, including three straight first-down runs in the second.
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