- About Us
Lakes blitzes Auburn Mountainview, 63-7 | Prep football
Second-ranked Lakes proved why it is considered one of the best football teams in the state on Thursday, thumping Auburn Mountainview 63-7 in a South Puget Sound League 3A showdown at Auburn Memorial Stadium.
Lakes (4-0 league, 8-0 overall) dominated the game from the start, scoring on all five of its first-half possessions and adding another touchdown on an interception return before halftime.
The win clinches the SPSL 3A title for the Lancers, who close out the regular season hosting Bonney Lake (1-2, 5-2) at 7 p.m. next Friday.
Despite the loss, the Lions (2-2, 5-3) remain in the playoff picture. Auburn Mountainview can clinch a berth in the Week 10 state play-in round with a victory against Decatur (1-2, 4-3) next Thursday. Kickoff is 7 p.m. at Auburn Memorial.
After halting a Lions' drive in the opening moments of the game, Lakes drew first blood, with senior running back Charles Hall Jr. capping a six-play, 97-yard drive with a 15-yard TD run.
On their next possession, the Lancers again marched nearly the length of the field, posting a four-play, 94-yard drive, punctuated by Levonte Littlejohn's 17-yard TD run.
Lakes' David Wood and Mane Manaea each ran for a touchdown. Wood also found Manaea on a 48-yard TD pass. Lakes added a defensive score – with Hall picking off Auburn Mountainview junior quarterback Domenic Rockey and returning it 35 yards for a touchdown – to leave the score 49-7 at the half.
Auburn Mountainview's lone score came in the opening moments of the second quarter, with Rockey finding J.J. Lacey from 20 yards out for the TD.
In the second half, it was all Lakes. Manaea had a 36-yard interception return for a score. Cedric Turner ran 13 yards for a TD, and Wood hit junior Marquin Russell on a 51-yard scoring connection.
The Lancers finished the game with 592 yards of total offense, of which 404 yards came in the first half.
Running back Victor Korchemniy again proved to be a workhorse for the Lions, with the 5-foot, 11-inch senior piling up 172 yards on 31 carries.
Rockey finished the game with 16-of-31 passing for 97 yards, a TD and three interceptions.
Skylar White had nine receptions for 51 yards, and Lacey finished with two reception for 27 yards and a touchdown.