Lawrence Lancers Football '08

Wed, Nov 26, 2008 06:00 PM @ Lawrence
Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Greater Lawrence 0 0 0 0 0
Lawrence 14 19 6 0 39
Lawrence:  The 2008 Lawrence High School Homecoming Princesses. The ladies were introduced during the half-time of the Lawrence and Greater Lawrence Thanksgiving Eve football game. Lawrence defeated Lawrence Tech. 39-0. 
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Future of inner-city battle uncertain

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Is it Lawrence-Greater Lawrence Tech for the last time?

The last time on the holiday?

Or will this rivalry, usually one that sparks wild, unexpected results, live on?

Lawrence, which stunned the previously perfect and eventual EMass. Division 3A champion Reggies a year ago, owns an 8-4-1 overall advantage against Greater Lawrence, 7-2-1 on Thanksgiving.

“We want our season to end the right way,” said Lancers coach Mike Yameen, who saw four of his team’s six wins wiped away for use of an ineligible player.

Instead of posting their third winning season in the last 27 years, the Lancers are hoping for a 3-8 official record (7-4 unofficial).

“As a program, we want to make the statement that we’re going out and doing it the right way,” said Yameen, who noted the first marking period closed perfectly with his team losing nobody.

The Reggies will most likely be an ornery bunch come Thanksgiving eve.

Greater Lawrence coach Tony Sarkis, who thought his club had done enough to make the state vocational playoffs, isn’t optimistic.

“It doesn’t look good,” he said.

A win over Lawrence would mean a 5-0 finish after a 1-5 start.

“This is not the same team that it was seven weeks ago,” said Sarkis, whose lead back Wadscar Gomez needs 43 yards to reach 1,000 rushing, despite not playing until Week 4.

“The kids from last year, and there aren’t many, remember the result in this game. Hopefully, that is going to spark them.”

Game Statistics:

First Quarter

L — Alex Andrews 87 kickoff return (Demitri Brown kick), 10:34

L — Andrew 24 run (Brown kick), 3:43

Second Quarter

L — Mike Calzetta 38 pass from Ramon Heredia (Brown kick), 10:32

L — Brown 52 pass from Heredia (kick failed), 5:25

L — Julio Valentin 15 pass from Heredia (pass failed), 3:39


Third Quarter

L — Harvey Blanco 4 run (kick failed), 10:42



RUSHING: L (30-202) — Alex Andrews 2-55, Miguel Rodriguez 9-46, Harvey Blanco 5-41, Francis Nova 3-27, Nick Elwell 4-13, Abel Zapata 3-12, Ramon Heredia 3-8, Christian Reyes 1-0; GL (36-82) — Wadscar Gomez 28-102, Angel Rivera 1-2, Joe Pizzuto 1-2, Saul Orellana 1-0, Juan Olivo 1-(-5), Luis Rivera 1-(-9), Juan Carlos Gomez 3-(-10)

PASSING: L — Heredia 5-9-0, 126; GL — J. Gomez 1-7-2, 16 

RECEIVING: L — Demitri Brown 1-52, Mike Calzetta 1-38, Francis Nova 1-17, Julio Valentin 1-15, Harvey Blanco 1-4; GL — Orellana 1-16

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