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Lafayette’s football team completed its third consecutive perfect Bay Rivers District season, as the Rams crushed New Kent 48-12 at home Thursday.
The Rams took care of business Thursday with a steady combination of rushing and passing touchdowns.
Lafayette stuck to the run game in the first quarter as John Douglass opened the game with a 6-yard touchdown run to put Lafayette up 7-0. Later that quarter, Joseph Kraegenbrink added a 17-yard touchdown run to put the Rams up 14-0.
Wide receiver Hezekiah Grimsley had his best performance of the season, hauling in three touchdown passes from quarterback Cheyton Pine. Grimsley opened the second quarter with a 49-yard touchdown and closed the quarter with a 31-yard touchdown.
In between Grimsley’s second-quarter scores, New Kent’s Davion Barnes took the ball into the end zone from seven yards out. At halftime, Lafayette held a 27-6 advantage.
The second half opened with more action from Grimsley as he caught a 24-yard touchdown pass from Pine, his third of the game. Caleb Kraegenbrink got into the action later in the quarter as he busted off a 38-yard touchdown run that put the Rams way in front 41-6.
Knowledge Wallace produced the final Lafayette score of the game as he returned an interception 20 yards for a touchdown. A late New Kent touchdown only made the outcome look better for the Trojans, who were nowhere close to reaching the Rams.
Lafayette (10-0) will now wait to find out who its opponent will be in the Group 3A East tournament that begins next week.
Individual statistics were not reported for this game.
New Kent: 0 6 0 6 — 12
Lafayette: 14 13 14 7 — 48
L: Douglass 6 run (Horne kick), 7-0
L: J. Kraegenbrink 17 run (Horne kick), 14-0
L: Grimsley 49 pass from Pine (Horne kick), 21-0
N: Barnes 7 run (kick missed), 21-6
L: Grimsley 31 pass from Pine (kick missed), 27-6
L: Grimsley 24 pass from Pine (run failed), 33-6
L: C. Kraegenbrink 38 run (Douglass run), 41-6
L: Wallace 20 interception return (Horne kick), 48-6
N: Coles 5 pass from Flournoy, 48-12