Huntington, WV – Sunday afternoon, in a game played at Marshall University, the Lackawanna College Football team ended their 2017 regular season with a 41-34 win over Georgia Military College. With the victory, the Falcons concluded their season with 7-2 win/loss record.
The game saw eight lead changes and was tied at 34 with 13:00 minutes in the game, after Georgia Military scored on a 20-yard pass and a successful two-point conversion. The score remained tied until there was 4:01 on the game clock when Lackawanna's quarterback, Michael Dare, scored on a run from five yards out and Isaiah Howard successfully added an extra point. That score was set up when a Lackawanna punt was muffed on GMC's 10-yard line and recovered by Lackawanna on the 5.
However, the Falcons needed more than that touchdown to put away Georgia Military. GMC took the succeeding kickoff and moved down the field to the Lackawanna 20. On a third down and 10, a GMC pass into the end zone was intercepted by JaQuan Brisker with 2:11 left in the game. Lackawanna then used their running game and time management to run out the clock.
Lackawanna's leading rusher was JoEl Shaw, who gained 75 yards on 28 carries. He also scored on a two-yard rush in the second quarter. The Falcons leading passer was Michael Dare who threw for 350 yards on 22 completions in 31 attempts. Dare also rushed for two touchdowns of 2 and 5 yards. The top receiver was Juwan Green who caught 9 passes for 151 yards and a TD.
A summary of today's scoring follows:
10:42 GMC - Chris Pough 30 yd fumble recovery (Canyon Slade kick failed)
09:29 LKW - Crummy,Travis 8 yd pass from Dare,Michael (Howard,Isaiah kick), 3-19 1:00
08:39 GMC - Major Belamy 70 yd pass from Garrel Quainton (Y. Sherling kick failed), 1-75 0:38
01:59 LKW - Dare,Michael 2 yd run (Howard,Isaiah kick blockd), 14-82 6:31
12:35 GMC - 39 33 yd fumble recovery (Y. Sherling kick)
03:33 LKW - Shaw,Jo-El 2 yd run (Howard,Isaiah kick), 8-60 3:32
07:21 GMC - Jaylen Nelson 5 yd run (Y. Sherling kick), 3-54 1:05
01:14 LKW - Green,Juwan 26 yd pass from Dare,Michael (Howard,Isaiah kick), 5-71 2:18
00:57 LKW - Wilkins,Joseph 35 yd fumble recovery (Howard,Isaiah kick)
13:00 GMC - B. Johnson 20 yd pass from Garrel Quainton (Kanore McKinnon pass from Garrel Quainton), 5
04:01 LKW - Dare,Michael 5 yd run (Howard,Isaiah kick), 2-5 0:43