“Part of the reason for James' success is you can't focus on just him running. The ball will go to who's open and that makes it more difficult when have to defend 53 yards wide. It makes it tough,” coach Bronson said.
Meanwhile the LHS defense is allowing 17.1 points per game with a season high of 42 allowed against OP and a season low of six allowed at Starpoint (Sept. 8). Since the OP game, the Lions defense has allowed just 11 ppg.
Defensively last week, the Lions were led again by junior middle linebacker Moziah Townsend's 11 tackles and an interception. Steady senior cornerback Will Diebel added nine-and-a-half stops and junior defensive back Josiah Chandler also had a pick for the Lions.
Coach Bronson said the Mauraders come into town Saturday with a strong team.
“We've seen them play twice. They handled Bennett and they handled Aquinas on Friday night. They are quite impressive, disciplined, physical, athletic and whatever compliment you want to pay them, it fits,” coach Bronson said.
“The only thing that might be an issue is they don't have a large number of kids on the team and a lot of their players play both ways (offense and defense). But that hasn't seemed to slow them down yet.”
LHS FOOTBALL TO DATE
9/1 Orchard Park 42, LHS 24
9/8 LHS 31, Starpoint 6
9/15 LHS 38, Hutch Tech 8
9/22 LHS 49, Niagara Falls 9
9/29 LHS 36, Ken West 21
Sat. ST. JOE’S 2 p.m.
Oct. 12 @ Riverside 7 p.m.
Lockport 36, Ken West 21
LHS 0 15 7 14 — 36
KW 8 7 0 6 — 21
KW — Trent White 41-yard pass from Adam Fron. Deion VanVolkenburg conversion pass from Alex Price. 2:40.
KW — Price 1-yard run. Imran Ahmadi kick. 8:17.
LHS — James Chambers 3-yard run. Kyle Few kick. 3:51.
LHS — RD Hillman 65-yard pass from Dan Bronson. Chambers conversion run. 1:15.
LHS — Chambers 67-yard pass from Bronson. Few kick. 4:18.
KW — Price 1-yard run. Kick failed. 11:54.
LHS — Tevye Maslowski 20-yard pass from Bronson. Few kick.
LHS — Chambers 11-yard run. Few kick. 2:08.
TEAM STATS LHS KW
Rushing yards 156 163
Passing 8-14-255 13-27-153
TDs/INTs 3-0 1-2
Total Offense 411 316
LOCKPORT INDIVIDUAL STATS — Rushing: Chambers 17-83, Bronson 7-20, Evans 3-53; Passing: Bronson 8-14-255; Receiving: Chambers 2-81, Hillman 4-149, Mitchell Evans 1-5, Maslowski 1-20; Tackles: Townsend 11, Diebel 9.5, Chambers 5.5, Seth Anderson 5.5, Marshall Taylor 5.
Non-league game: St. Joe's (2-0 MMA, 5-0 overall) @ Lockport (3-0 AA North, 4-1 overall), 2 p.m. Saturday, Max D. Lederer Field, Lockport.