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Lakeside, LH split in jr. high football

by James Leigh | August 31, 2021 at 4:00 a.m.
Emma Crowe, left, and Aubrey Schmitt recently competed at the 2021 Arkansas State Swimming Championships at Melvin Ford Aquatic Center in Bentonville. - Photo submitted

Lakeside's freshman Rams took a 41-13 win over Lake Hamilton Thursday night at Chick Austin Field.

Grady Ohman opened up the scoring with a 32-yard touchdown run for the junior Rams with a successful kick by Denver Davidson.

The junior Wolves responded with a pair of scores to take a 13-7 lead in the second before Ryan Ballard scored on a 66-yard touchdown run to tie the score halfway through the period after Davidson's kick was blocked. Ballard found Ohman with 30 seconds remaining in the half for a 36-yard TD pass with Ballard running the ball in on the conversion attempt to take a 21-13 lead into the break.

The score remained unchanged until Ballard scored on a 5-yard run with 7:00 left in the game for a 27-13 lead. Ohman stripped the ball from the junior Wolves' quarterback, running it back for the scoop-and-score with Davidson's PAT for a 34-13 lead.

Ballard ran the ball in from the 19 with 3:45 left to set the final after Davidson's PAT.

Ballard had 14 carries for 141 yards and three touchdowns, Ohman had six carries for 81 yards, three scores and eight tackles, Zakk Haywood had four carries for 54 yards, and Joseph Newman and Ben Vincent each had six tackles.

"I was really pleased with how hard our guys all competed every snap," said head junior Rams coach Chris Brock. "Our guys up front did a really good job on both sides of the football. I love our team and the way we show up ready to get better everyday."

Lakeside will host Maumelle Thursday at 7 p.m. Lake Hamilton will travel Hot Springs with kickoff set for 7 p.m.


Lake Hamilton got things going offensively Thursday, scoring first en route to a 38-24 win at Lakeside.

A.J. Burns scored first for the eighth-grade Rams with a 60-yard reception to tie the game at 8-8. Lake Hamilton scored their second touchdown just before halftime to take a 16-8 lead into the break.

Burns also scored for the eighth-grade Rams in the third on a 31-yard reception. Luke Wrublesky scored the final touchdown for Lakeside with an 8-yard reception in the fourth quarter.

The eighth-grade Wolves scored late in the fourth to set the final.

Quarterback Wally Wolcott was 9-for-13 passing for the Rams for 223 yards and three touchdowns.

Burns had four catches for 140 yards and two touchdowns, Javarius Russell had five catches for 65 yards and Beau Brock had five runs for 35 yards and two 2-point conversions. Wrublesky and Chris Ford led the junior Rams with seven tackles apiece, and Ford had a 2-point conversion.

Lakeside will host Maumelle Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Lake Hamilton will be at Hot Springs with kickoff set for 5:30 p.m.


Emma Crowe and Aubrey Schmitt recently competed at the 2021 Arkansas State Swimming Championships at Melvin Ford Aquatic Center in Bentonville.

Crowe, 15 and a sophomore swimmer for Lakeside, competed in the 15 year old and up division finishing second in the 200-meter backstroke (2:31.15), fifth in the 100-meter backstroke (1:09.10) and eighth in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:23.50) and 200-meter individual medley (2:32.42). Crowe dropped 2.14 seconds from her personal best in the IM and dropped 0.66 seconds in her best performance in the 100-meter freestyle (1:02.84).

Crowe was the anchor on the fourth-place 200-meter freestyle relay team and sixth-place 400-meter freestyle relay team. She also swam the breaststroke leg of the fourth-place 200-meter medley relay team.

Schmitt, 11 and a sixth-grader at Lake Hamilton, competed in the 11-12 year old division. She finished third in the 100-meter butterfly (1:16.69) and 50-meter butterfly (34.94), fourth place in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:34.78), fifth place in the 400-meter freestyle (5:22.15) and 50-meter breaststroke (42.96) and seventh in the 200-meter IM (2:53.25). Schmitt dropped 0.71 seconds off her best in the 100-meter butterfly, 0.14 seconds in the 100-meter breaststroke, 16.86 seconds in the 400-meter freestyle and 1.39 seconds in the 50-meter breaststroke to improve her personal bests.

Schmitt was also a member of the fifth-place 200-meter freestyle relay team, sixth-place 400-meter relay team and swam the butterfly leg in the 200-meter medley relay that finished sixth.

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