The Lakeland College football team looked to keep their winning streak alive when they took on the Maranatha Baptist Crusaders, Sat. Oct. 13.
The Muskies kept the game under control by keeping the Crusaders under 60 yards of total offense in the second half. Although the Crusaders came out strong and looked to take over in the first half by scoring the first points of the game, the Muskies managed to rebound despite the harsh rainfall and took back the game for the win.
Lakeland started their scoring off when Quarterback Dylan Van Straten connected with Wyatt Reinke for a 12 yard touchdown pass to put the Muskies on the board. However, the Muskies were not able to tie the game at that time when kicker Will Yelvelton missed the extra point off of the left goal post.
The Lakeland defense was able to stop the Crusaders from scoring again and the offensive line was grateful when Deric Lightle broke away and rushed for a 33 yard touchdown to put the Muskies up 12-7. The touchdown was Lightle’s first collegiate touchdown of his career.
The Muskies went on to win the game 32-7.
Offensive standouts were Van Straten who rushed for 94 yards and passed for 163 yards, as well as Kendrick Burks who rushed for 85 yards on 16 carries.
Defensive standouts for the Muskies were Tyler Oslund who had nine tackles and Bruce Romagnoli who had seven tackles, two resulting in a loss of yards.
The Muskies will be back in action on Sat. Oct. 20 when they take on Concordia University at 1 pm in Sheboygan. The winner will receive the annual Cheese Bowl Trophy.