Lakota West Firebirds

    The Firebirds fly past the Elks in home opener!

    Lou Spinazzola

    Game Recap Video

    Summary by Bob Ashby:
    What started to be a runaway win for West turned out to be a down to the wire dog fight.  The Firebirds went into the locker room at the half time intermission with a 23 – 0 lead.  QB Caleb Rao had scored on two TD runs in the first quarter, the first a 66-yard scamper 6 minutes into the game. Rao added another TD near the end of the first period.  Rao connected on a 48-yard passing TD to Zander Nitz for a third score early in the second period.  Josh Lane made a field goal as the half-time buzzer sounded to set the score at 23-0 going into the intermission.  However, Centerville scored two unanswered TD’s to pull with eight (15-23) with 10 minutes remaining.  The Firebirds couldn’t put the game out of reach until David Afari broke free for a 50-yard sprint to the end zone setting the final score at 30-15 with just 00:44 seconds remaining.  Rao had game high totals of 127 yards rushing and added 77 passing yards to amass a game-leading 204 yards of total offense.   Josh Laine had a 24-yard field goal and 3 extra points to add six more points the West total.  The leading Firebird tackler was Isaac Kolosik with 8 tackles (5 solos).

    NEXT GAME: 9/13 at Hamilton


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