The Lake City Trojans, fresh off of their 2017 Division 7 semifinals appearance, faced off against Kent City on Friday night in a battle of undefeated teams. For the Trojans, their defense had proved stout all year, allowing an average of just 4.4 points per game, pitching three shutouts along the way. This week proved to be no different, as they allowed just one touchdown in a 14-7 win over Kent City to improve their record to 8-0.
Lake City, the road team in this one, fought hard the entire night. They opened the scoring in the first quarter when quarterback Matt Holt connected with Devon Davis for a 47-yard touchdown pass to give the Trojans a 7-0 lead. They would extend this lead to fourteen points just before the end of the quarter when Holt tossed a 12-yard touchdown strike.
Neither team would score the remainder of the half, leaving the score 14-0 Trojans heading into the locker room. In the third quarter, Kent City finally broke through and scored a touchdown on a 33-yard run by Evan Jones. This would pull the Eagles within seven but they would never reach any closer.
The Kent City defense should also be applauded in this one, as the fourteen points was the third highest total allowed thus far in 2018. The Eagles defense has pitched one shutout and held five opponents to seven or less points.
With the victory, Lake City improves to 8-0 for the second straight season. They wrap up their regular season against Sanford Meridian next week. For Kent City, they suffer their first loss and slide to 7-1 on the year. Their regular season concludes next week when they take on Grant. The Tigers are 4-4 on the season. The Kent City games throughout the remainder of the 2018 season, including the playoffs, will be broadcast LIVE on Michigan Sports Radio.