Skyline was in front 42-0 at intermission
Skyline rolled up a 42-0 halftime lead over Slater Friday night and coasted to a 48-7 non-conference win as the junior varsity took over in the second half. The Tigers improved to 3-1 overall and 2-0 in the Mid-Lakes Conference. Slater, which was 2-0 coming in, fell to 2-1.
Quarterback Lawson Beem completed 18 of 24 passes for 260 yards and three touchdowns, and two of his throws were picked off. This was all in the first half as the JV offense took over following the break.
Zack Williams caught six passes for 92 yards and three touchdowns and Jaytin DeFreece grabbed 11 throws for 156 yards. Trey Swearingin caught one pass for 12 yards. Swearingin ran the ball 13 times for 124 yards and one TD, and Ricky Woodhouse was six for 50 yards and a score. Beem ran the ball four times for 46 yards and a touchdown.
Mason Butler carried the mail four times for 17 yards, AJ Dampier was three for 13 and Williams hauled the ball once for eight yards.
Skyline’s defense was strong for the second straight week, this time allowing only 78 total yards. This was in stark contrast to the Skyline offense, which accounted for 518 total yards -- 260 via air and 258 on the ground.
Skyline scored first on a seven-yard run by Swearingin, and Izarry’s two-point conversion run made the score 8-0 with 8:40 remaining in the first quarter. About three and a half minutes later Williams intercepted a pass and raced 60 yards for a touchdown. The two-point conversion failed, so the score was 14-0.
Less than two minutes into the second period Beem reached the end zone from 13 yards out, and Maryn Curnett kicked the extra point for a 21-0 advantage. Less than four minutes later Beem and Williams connected on a 13-yard TD pass, and Beem threw to Bradyn Porter for the two points as Skyline led 29-0 at the 6:45 mark.
With 1:45 remaining in the half, Beem found Williams again on a 20-yard pass play, and Curnett’s kick made it 36-0. As the half ended Beem and Williams combined again on a 22-yard TD pass play.
Woodhouse scored Skyline’s final touchdown on an eight-yard run with 1:32 left in the third quarter, so the Tigers were in front 48-0. With 8:59 remaining in the game Slater scored on a 21-yard pass play.
Skyline will try to improve to 3-0 in conference and 4-1 overall this Friday as the Tigers travel to Clever in a Mid-Lakes Conference contest.