‘Road’ Warriors fall at Halifax

Published 10:19 am Wednesday, October 5, 2011

ROANOKE RAPIDS – Lawrence Academy’s mascot may need an additional name.

The football squad may need to add the moniker “Road” to the longtime mascot Warriors as they have played five of their six games on the road this season. The weather systems that have kept all of the teams in the area off balance hit the Warriors particularly hard.

Three of the five games were scheduled on the road, one had to be moved because of damage from Hurricane Irene and Monday’s already postponed game with Halifax had to be moved there because rain has severely flooded the LA football field.

The Warriors, acting as the home team, played a tough game against the Halifax Academy Vikings in Roanoke Rapids Monday night.

Despite the 50-24 loss, the Warriors gave the Vikings all they could handle.

With extraordinary efforts from junior Logan Mizell, who caught five receptions for 150 yards, and Jesse White, throwing for 250 yards, the Warriors led midway through the second quarter 18-16.

Luke Leary also contributed with a 125-yard rushing effort giving the Warriors a 416 yard total offensive performance on the evening.

Defensively, Chance Askew had six solo tackles and Parks Tripp lead the team in tackles with 11 total takedowns.

This week the Warriors will be at home to host the top-ranked Word of God Christian Academy Holy Rams in a 7:30 pm showdown on Friday.