Miller, Boczar run wild
A costly turnover early and a daunting running game from the Lakeside Dragons (3-4) has the Jefferson Falcons still searching for their first win of the season (0-7), after a 44-14 Lakeside win on Friday. The score not saying nearly enough about the obstacles both teams have overcome in the preceding weeks.
Down on numbers due to injury and other circumstances, both teams have had to regroup and soldier on – to which they are finding success.
Lakeside sophomore Devin Miller, Jr provided over 130 yards on the ground (mostly in the first half), as teammate Nate Bartone’s power running style tacked on 90 more to run down the clock in the second. As a team, the Dragons combined for over 300 rushing yards – something they’ve relied on heavily with the loss of senior leader WR Jimmy Timonere a few weeks ago.
Meanwhile, the young Falcons are still experimenting with ways to maximize potential and not let go when they get behind. Junior QB/RB/WR Kaige Boczar – one of the Chagrin Valley Conference’s top runners this season – returned the opening kick of the second half over 75 yards for a touchdown. Combine that with over 180-yards in offense and another score.