EL DORADO -- Sophomore backs Owen Miller and Tevin Woodley combined for 340 yards rushing Friday to lead Lake Hamilton past El Dorado 40-21 at Memorial Stadium. The Wolves improved to 4-0 in the 6A West conference opener while the Wildcats slid to 1-3.
Lake Hamilton jumped out to a 13-0 lead on a 15-yard touchdown run by Woodley and a 39-yard TD gallop by Miller. A 5-yard touchdown run by Miller after Gavin Robbins recovered a fumble gave the Wolves a 20-7 halftime lead.
Miller's 5-yard run and Spencer Hillard's PAT pushed the lead to 27-7 with 7:14 left in the third.
El Dorado cut the deficit to 27-14 midway in the third, but Lake Hamilton's Pearson Hafer intercepted a pass at the Wildcats' 19. Woodley scored on the next play as the lead swelled to 34-14 with 11:48 left in the fourth.
The Wolves' final score came with 4:08 left to play. Miller did the damage with a 12-yard touchdown run.
"We've been doing this all year," said Lake Hamilton coach Tommy Gilleran. "I knew it would be tougher because I knew they were a really good opponent. I knew it was going to be tougher on us to run the ball on them because they've played a pretty good schedule. We feel like we've played a good schedule, too. Our kids have played hard and grown up.
"Our sophomore running backs played like men tonight, didn't they?"
El Dorado passed for 290 yards. Eli Shepherd completed 20 of 26 for 285 yards and two touchdowns. Steven Tollette caught eight for 125 and two touchdowns. Devunte Kidd had nine receptions for 105 yards.
Gilleran was concerned about El Dorado's passing attack.
"We did a better job tonight, especially as fast as their receivers are," he said. "But, our kids did a good job of just keeping them in front, making tackles and breaking on the ball."
Sports on 09/28/2019
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