No. 3 Lake Central 24, Michigan City 10 | Brandon Scott rushes for 143 yards, 2 touchdowns to lead Indians

Indians' offense takes over in fourth quarter to defeat Wolves

2013-09-27T21:45:00Z 2013-09-28T15:22:03Z Indians' offense takes over in fourth quarter to defeat WolvesChristopher Breach Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
September 27, 2013 9:45 pm  • 

ST. JOHN | It was time for Lake Central’s offense to do what it does best -- move the first down sticks.

With the Times No. 3 Indians guarding a 17-10 lead over Michigan City, the defense did its job by forcing Michigan City to turn it over on downs at the L.C. 13-yard line with 10:54 left in Friday’s Duneland Athletic Conference battle.

Third-string sophomore quarterback Ethan Darter engineered a time-consuming drive with running back Brandon Scott carrying the bulk of the load. Scott carried the final yard to give the Indians (4-1, 4-0 DAC) the TD with 2:08 left and the eventual 24-10 victory.

Scott said the offense had the mindset that kept the offense rolling.

“We needed to run out the clock, we needed to get yards, and we needed to keep our defense off the field because they’ve been doing a great job for us,” he said. “When we step up, they perform better so we just knew we had to march down the field.”

Darter, in his first start, completed 17 of 22 passes for 165 yards.

“I only got touched twice,” he said. “The line was doing an outstanding job. I had more time than I needed to get the ball out, and our receivers made great catches, great plays.”

L.C. coach Brett St. Germain also credited the line.

“We’ve been telling them all year long there are going to come moments in big games where you’re going to have to take over and win the game,” he said. “Kudos to our offensive line.”

Michigan City (2-4, 0-4) got on the board first when Anthony Lemon scooped up a Scott fumble at the Wolves’ 14-yard line and sprinted 86 yards for the score. Michigan City led 7-0 with 3:37 left in the first quarter.

After an L.C. drive ended in downs inside the Michigan City 1-yard line, the ball carrier was swarmed in the end zone for a safety and a 7-2 score on the first play of the second quarter.

Michigan City’s Eric Stevenson booted a 21-yard field goal to put the Wolves up 10-2 with 5:46 remaining in the quarter.

The Indians put together a drive that Darter finished with a 19-yard scoring strike to Jake Lungren. Darter found Antwan Davis for the PAT to knot the game at 10-10 late in the first half.

Scott broke the tie with a 13-yard run with 6:33 left in the third quarter to put the Indians up 17-10.

It was L.C.’s fifth straight win.

“After that first loss we really dug deep and started practicing harder than ever,” Scott said. “We knew that we had to turn it around.”

 

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