Indians Fight to the Finish

Julia Demma and lakecentralnews

Going into the second home game, students, coaches and players all believed that a win against the LaPorte Slicers was in the bag; however, the Indians had a rough first half and had everyone second guessing the outcome.

The first quarter lacked action, ending with no score.

“It was disappointing looking at the blank score board. We’re better than that,” Antwan Davis (10) said.

In the second quarter, things finally sparked up when quarterback Alec Olund (11) completed a touchdown pass to Jake Turngren (11), putting the Indians on the board. Following the pass was an extra point from kicker Tim Ritchie (12).

“It felt good to get the first touchdown of the game, because we weren’t doing good before that. It motivated us to keep scoring,” Jake Turngren (11) said.

Just as the fans, players and coaches took a breath of relief, the Slicers fired back with a short field goal earning them three points. The Indians were still on top, but not by much. The first half came to an end with a score of Lake Central-7, LaPorte-3.

Things started to look up for Lake Central after halftime. Not far into the third quarter, Riley Arvanitis (12) plunged into the end zone from the 1-yard line gaining another touchdown for the Indians. This time, however, Olund completed a two point conversion to Gelen Robinson (11) making the score 22-3, LC.

In the fourth quarter, running back David Yancey (12) added to the excitement when he rushed into the end zone with a final touchdown for Lake Central. The extra point by Ritchie was good, ending the game with a score of 29-3.