Jacqui Nickell
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The Lakehill Varsity Warrior football team ran their record to 2-0 on Friday with a 58-12 victory over Savoy. The Varsity Warriors were led by Ben Palmer and Gerard Franklin, who combined for six touchdowns and 400 yards of total offense.
Several Warrior defenders stood out in this game. Palmer had 10 tackles, Ryan Henry, eight; and Avery Meiteen, seven. Meiteen also scored twice on offense. Warren Lester and Jonah Shaw had solid games and Christian Druebert blocked well.
The Warriors play at home this Friday at 7:30 p.m. against Arlington Newman. The Varsity Warriors are coached by Rob Vaughn.  
The Middle School Lakehill football team began the season with an impressive 69-24 win over cross-town foe First Baptist Academy. The team was led by eighth graders Brett Peacock with seven touchdowns, and Mitchell Crow who had one rushing touchdown, two passing touchdowns, and also had two interceptions with one returned for a touchdown.
The Warriors began the scoring with a 10-yard run up the middle by Peacock early in the first quarter, followed by a point after touchdown by Henry Hopkins to make the score 8-0. The Warriors traded scores, but still led at the half, 34-18.
The Warriors dominated the second half, holding FBA from any further scoring until the end of the game. A highlight was an interception by eighth grader Alex Dondis. He then played quarterback, throwing a 12-yard touchdown pass to Hopkins. Lakehill closed out the game with Peacock scoring his seventh touchdown of the game.
The Warriors will next take on Arlington Newman at Home on Friday night with kickoff set for 5:30 p.m. The Middle School Warriors are coached by Denver Bowden and Jimmy LaBrie. The team is 1-0 on the season. 
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