Lyman Ward falls in another high-scoring affair

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Lyman Ward’s Joseph Reese had another standout game, according to coach Roland Bell, despite the Rangers’ 62-52 loss Friday night.

Lyman Ward Military Academy is redefining the meaning of a high-scoring game.

Despite putting up a season-high 60 points, the Fighting Rangers suffered another loss on the gridiron Friday night, this time at the hands of Freedom.

Sophomore Reece Lones was the star of the show for the Rangers (1-3). He exploded onto the scene with seven receiving touchdowns. He finished the night with eight catches totaling 182 yards with his longest catch going for 40 yards.

Jerry Bosworth once again had a fine performance for Lyman Ward. He racked up 10 receptions for 124 yards and also scored one receiving touchdown. Bosworth added 32 yards on a mere four carries.

Quarterback Garret Davison was unstoppable as the team’s leader through the air and on the ground. He had 22 completions and finished the game with 378 passing yards and eight touchdowns. He also had more than 10 yards per carry, totaling 93 yards on eight attempts, and added another score on the ground. Junior Joseph Reese also got in on the scoring with a rushing touchdown. He finished with 17 yards on three carries.

Defensively, Maxwell Webb and Sawyer Ray were the biggest standouts. Ray had two tackles for a loss, and they each totaled eight tackles with solos apiece. Michael Rogers nailed five tackles and brought down an interception, while Hunter Chappell and Zachary Whitehead each had four. Lyman Ward had eight other guys record at least one tackle.

The Fighting Rangers are off this week before resuming action Oct. 13 at home against Ezekiel Academy.