Inside Hotlanta and the SIAC
By Hal Lamar
TUSKEGEE QB GOES WILD IN VICTORY OVER LANE
ATLANTA-…. Kevin Lacy, the Wetumpka, Alabama born junior quarterback for the Goldens of ‘Skegee, did the wild thing last Saturday against Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee by passing for 241 yards, throwing two touchdown passes and then rushing for two more scores to lead Tuskegee to a 41-14 western division victory over the Dragons. He also set or broke conference marks for nearly half a dozen other categories and was named SIAC offensive player of the week. This brother is the hottest thing to come out of Wetumpka since Wind Creek casino !!
Elsewhere in the SIAC, CAU, hampered by lack of steady offense and too many turnovers in the wrong place, continued the trend last Saturday in Carrollton as the University of West Georgia smothered the Panthers 56-0. The teams have met three times since 2008, the year that the Panthers beat them 28-3. The Wolves scored in all four quarters during last Saturday’s game. They scored three times in the first half to lead 32-0 at the break.
The Panthers only managed to penetrate into UWG territory once in the first half.
That figure did increase in the second to two and the Panther defense shut the door on another UWG six when they stopped them at the CAU 10, forcing the Wolves to settle for a 26 yard field goal. CAU had one final chance to avoid another shutout of this season with 4:02 remaining but had a promising drive stopped when CAU fumbled. The Wolves recovered and managed to run out the clock……
Morehouse, the favored winner over Miles, got itself surprised last Saturday 13-10 in Fairfield, Alabama. Despite the low score, The Marooners shot themselves in the foot by committing three turnovers in the wrong places. One TO in the third period increased Miles 7-3 sore by three.. Then later in the third, Miles scored another field goal which increased their lead further to 13. In the same quarter, Morehouse assembled an eight play, 38 yard drive to score and come to within three of the Miles lead. In the fourth period, both teams exchanged turnovers but neither could penetrate the other’s red zone. The lack of scoring by either was a disadvantage to Morehouse who wound up losing an important conference game to the Bears.
Albany State was shut out by Delta State 40-0. The game was played in Cleveland, Mississippi…
Although Central State won their statistical battle with Kentucky State, the Marauders allowed the Thoroughbreds a final scoring opportunity that gave them a surprising 21-17 win at the 32nd Circle City Classic in Indianapolis. Kentucky State has defeated Central State nine of the 10 times they have met since 2005…..
Fort Valley kept Benedict winless (0-4) with a 33-3 win. Valley is now first place in the SIAC and has knocked off three opponents in a row after an opening season loss to Delta State.
THIS WEEK’S GAMES AND INSIDE PICKS
- Stillman over Lane (Stillman homecoming)
- Central State over Kentucky Wesleyan
- Kentucky State over Benedict
- Fort Valley over Alderson-Broaddus
- Miles over Albany State
- Morehouse over CAU
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