POLAND, Ohio (WYTV) – After trailing by 17 points early, Lakeview rallied to edge Poland, 35-30, on Friday. Evan Adair’s 4-yard touchdown run gave Lakeview a five-point lead with just 2:42 remaining that it would not relinquish.
Poland (7-1) suffered its first loss, while Lakeview improved to 7-1.
Poland led 17-0 early and 23-15 at halftime.
Adair’s 67-yard TD run early in the third quarter — followed by Dakota Whitt’s 2-point conversion — tied the game at 23.
Adair then scored on a 1-yard TD run early in the fourth quarter for a 29-23 Lakeview lead. It came on 4th and goal from the 1-yard line and capped a 15-play, 97-yard-drive.
Poland immediately answered with Dante Romano’s 10-yard TD run for a 30-29 lead midway through the fourth. But that set the stage for Lakeview’s 7-play, 64-yard go-ahead drive that ended with Adair’s fourth TD.
Adair finished with 115 rush yards. He also deflected a Poland pass on 4th down to end its final drive and ice the game.
Romano’s 5-yard TD run later in the first made it 17-0 Poland.
Lakeview got on the board with a 5-yard TD run by Evan Adair. But Poland struck again with a Kosco 59-yard TD pass to Mike Diaz for a 23-7 lead.
Lakeview found the end zone just before half, though, as Zach Rogers hit Noah Olejnik for a 55-yard TD pass with just 44 seconds left in the second quarter to cut its deficit to 23-15.
Poland outgained Lakeview 420-396 in total yards. Jonah Spencer paced Poland with 156 rush yards on 19 carries.
For Lakeview, Zach Rogers went 16 of 26 through the air for 226 yards.
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