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Lakes Community High School Varsity Football plays Antioch in Antioch. Antioch Junior Andrew Pelote making a run down field. | Mark Ukena~For Sun-Times Media
Visiting Lakes scored on the first play of the game, found the end zone on its first four possessions, gained 400 total yards in the first half alone, and went on to flatten rival Antioch 35-13 on Friday in a North Suburban Conference Prairie Division football game.
The Eagles (4-1 overall) will host Wauconda next Friday while Antioch (2-3) plays Round Lake.
The issue was settled quickly. Direll Clark took a swing pass from quarterback T.J. Edwards on the game’s first play and raced 65 yards for a touchdown.
Before the first quarter was done, Clark had scored again on a nine-yard run, and Andrew Spencer caught a 35-yard TD pass from Edwards.
When Edwards scored on a two-yard run with 10:24 left in the first half, it was 28-0 and the competitive phase of the game was over.
Before the break, Antioch’s Alan Taylor scored on a one-yard quarterback keeper, and Clark answered with a two-yard score that made it 35-7 at the break.
Antioch picked off a pair of passes to keep Lakes off the board in the third quarter.
And in the game’s final minute, workhorse fullback Cody Gwinn (25 carries, 109 yards) scored on a short plunge). Gwinn took over this week for star back Austin Klotter (DNP, groin injury sustained in last week’s game).
Clark finished with 18 carries for 162 yards and two touchdowns.
Edwards completed 9 of 14 passes for 231 yards and two TDs. Spencer and Troy Crow each caught three passes.
Antioch’s Taylor woas 5-for-9 for 60 yards and threw one interception. He also rushed 15 times for 11 yards.
Lakes is now 2-0 in the division. Last year, it shared the division title with Antioch and Grant.