As of Saturday, September 8, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
DACULA — Hebron Christian's season opener began with a lot of questions as the Lions returned only a handful of players from last year's team.Youth and inexperience consistently gave the visiting Lakeview Academy Lions (2-0) great field position as Hebron (0-1) fell in its opener 42-0 Friday night.
"Tonight was a tough game for our team. We will have to go back to the drawing board, prepare better and learn how to compete," Hebron Christian head coach Sal Battaglia said.
Lakeview began the scoring midway thru the first quarter by taking advantage of a Hebron fumble on its own 15-yard line. Quarterback Ted Reynolds quickly scored the opening touchdown on a 15-yard run giving Lakeview an early 7-0 lead.
Hebron's next possession was cut short when Lakeview's John Cox intercepted a Connor Holliday pass and returned it to the Hebron 35.Reynolds later scored again for Lakeview on a 19-yard TD run making the score 14-0 late in the first quarter.
Following a short Hebron punt, Lakeview's Reynolds found Jackson Strickland on a 22-yard pass late in the second quarter to make the score 21-0 at the half.
The third quarter did not begin any better for Hebron as they fumbled the second-half kickoff with Lakeview recovering on the Hebron 12-yard line.Lakeview moved quickly to score as Caleb Faulkner scored on a 1-yard run to make the score 28-0. Later in the quarter Faulkner scored again from 4 yards out to increase the Lakeview lead to 35-0.
Lakeview closed out the scoring with a Strickland 2-yard TD run.Lakeview's Caleb Faulkner ended the night with 155 yards rushing on 17 carries.