Granville 18, Lake George 12
LAKE GEORGE - An inspired Granville football team, pumped up and focusing on the prospect of defeating conference leaders Lake George, pulled out a victory Oct. 1 over the storied Warrior squad in a Class C matchup.
Granville played in a manner that Lake George has earned a reputation - with focus: that every block, every tackle makes a difference, and this game is the only one that counts.
Granville Senior back Codi Scribner ran 35 times for 163 yards and two touchdowns for his team. Although Granville has recently been plagued with turnovers, they kept their hands on the ball Friday, committing one while prompting three from Lake George.
One final interception of Warrior quarterback Willy Blunt, within the Granville 5-yard line with 1:15 or so remaining in the game, secured the victory for the Horde.
The Warriors had their own successful goal-line stands earlier with two successful shut-downs of Granville offensive drives inside the 20-yard line.
The game had its high points for Lake George, whether it was Blunt's 41-yard touchdown pass to tie the game in the first quarter, or a persistent drive that ended with his touchdown run.
In the effort, Blunt rant 16 times for 96 yards, and Liucci tallied eight carries for 57 yards and six receptions for 58 yards gained. Marty Zivica snagged an interception and Matt McGowan received four passes for 61 yards.
Despite the loss, Lake George is still 3-2 overall, and is one of four teams with a good shot for the playoffs.