CORINTH – Two games, two turnovers and the Lake Dallas soccer team had a 14-0 lead before Lebanon Trail could blink.
It was the descent from there for the Blazers, as the Falcons picked up a 56-32 victory Friday at Falcon Field in the two teams’ second game of the year in District 7-5A Division II.
“Our defense hasn’t had a lot of turnovers this year so it was good to grab a few right away and start the game on the right foot,” said Jason Young, Lake Dallas head coach. . “When we play like that, and we take the mistakes out and just run, I really believe we can play with anybody.”
Lake Dallas senior quarterback Brendan Sorsby had seven first-half touchdowns, including four rushing runs. He finished the game with 153 rushing yards and five total touchdowns, including a 92-yard first-half touchdown.
Running back Drew McKinney paced Lake Dallas with 152 yards on 13 carries. Lake Dallas second-year wide receiver Keonde Henry looked good in place of star Evan Wineberg, who left the game early with injury. Receiver Niki Gray also added a score with 101 receiving yards.
It was a necessary victory for the Falcons after a 70-27 victory at the hands of Frisco in the first week of the district game. The Lebanon Trail, on the other hand, drops to 0-2 in the district game.
“We just needed to move forward from last week,” Young said.
Lebanon Trail quarterback Gregory Hatley, a converted running back, dazzled with his legs, finishing with four rushing touchdowns. But the Blazers’ huge deficit forced head coach Sadd Jackson out of the race in the second half.
“I want our kids to get used to success,” Jackson said. “Right now, when something bad happens, it snowballs us. Tonight we’ve let a few negative plays happen, and before you know it we’ve dropped 25 points.
The Lebanon Trail running game – and the overall offense – also suffered from the loss of senior running back Parker Mawhee, who was injured in the first quarter and did not return.
The Blazers were chasing points early in the game while the outcome was still uncertain. Kicker Luke Adkins missed the extra point after the first touchdown of the Lebanon Trail game, and the Blazers failed to convert in two two-point conversion attempts after the team’s two touchdowns that followed. . At one point, Lake Dallas was leading 28-18 – a score that would have been 28-21 had three more runs been drawn and made.
The missed extra point, of course, follows a disastrous start to the match for Lebanon Trail.
Hatley fired a double-cover pass in the game’s opening play, and the ball was picked up by Lake Dallas junior Xinjin Gomez. The Falcons quickly scored the turnover for a 7-0 lead.
“[Hatley] did some good things tonight, but we have a lot of work to do, ”said Jackson.
In the second game of the Lebanon Trail game, running back Grant Lambert missed the ball and Lake Dallas recovered. The next game, Soresby hit Weinberg for a touchdown.
The Liban Trail came close to 14-6 and 28-18 in the first half, but never came close all night.
Alternate quarterback Micaiah Brooks, who also plays receiver, took pictures in the fourth quarter for Lake Dallas. Liban Trail also put in a backup at several key positions once the final quarter began, including wide receiver turned quarterback Connor Belew.
For the Blazers, Hatley finished with 187 passing yards and 128 rushing yards. Kaleb Broadway ran 66 yards on 10 carries. Timothy Madison caught five passes for 113 yards and Belew added seven assists. Hayden Lamb caught Hatley’s only touchdown pass.
Lake Dallas will face Frisco Memorial next week at the Star in Frisco. The Lebanon Trail welcomes Frisco to the Toyota Stadium.