Lake City jumped out to an early 6-0 lead in the first quarter when they scored on a 28-yard run. After the Beavers were forced to punt on their first possession the Trojans took over on their own 38-yard line. Two plays later Mitch Hall stepped in front of a swing pass in the flats and returned the interception 36 yards for a touchdown. The successful extra point kick by Alex Killian made the score 7-6 for Beaverton after one quarter.
Neither team could get much going in the second quarter until the Beavers took over after a Lake City punt with time running out in the quarter. Noah Coffey scored on a quarterback keeper with 37 seconds left before halftime to make the score 13-6. Another successful extra point by Killian gave Beaverton a 14-6 lead at halftime.
Beaverton got the ball first in the second half and moved 65 yards on six plays for a touchdown. The final 43 yards came on a screen pass from Coffey to Hall. Another extra point by Killian gave the Beavers a 21-6 lead. The third quarter ended with Lake City on the Beaverton 34 trailing by 15.
The Trojans completed a long pass on third down early in the fourth moving to the Beaverton seven-yard line. Lake City scored from the five two plays later. A successful two-point conversion pass made the score 21-14 with 11 minutes left in the game. After the teams traded punts Lake City got the ball back on the 45 with 3:56 left in the game. They scored on a 21-yard run two plays later to cut the deficit to one. Another successful two point conversion gave them their first lead since early in the game 22-21.
A big return by Coffey on the ensuing kick was called back due to a penalty leaving the Beavers with the ball at the 27-yard line and three minutes left in the game. When they were unable to move the ball Lake City got it back deep in Beaverton territory. With a short field the Trojans scored again making the final score 30-21.
“We found ourselves in a position to win this game, but were not able to finish. Credit Lake City for making plays in the fourth quarter,” said Coach Aaron Seiser. “This was a tremendous learning experience our team. We will get better. We have no time to feel sorry for ourselves. Our next opponent, Shepherd, will present many challenges for us to prepare for.” The Beavers travel to Shepherd on Thursday night.