LEWISBURG — Lafayette’s winning streak in Region 2-4A play remains intact. Thanks to two touchdown passes and a rushing touchdown from quarterback Brandon Mack, the Commodores defeated the Patriots 28-13 Friday night in the region opener for both teams.The victory was the 16th straight in region play for the Commodores who have won the region title three straight seasons and are favorites to win a fourth this year. Mack put the Commodores (6-1 overall) ahead to stay with 3:37 left in the first quarter when he found Tavon Joiner for a 22-yard touchdown reception. Lewisburg got as close as 7-3 on a 50-yard field goal from Matt Bratton early in the second, but the Commodores scored two touchdowns, one coming in the final minutes of the first half, to take a 21-3 lead in the third.
Lewisburg (5-2) was able to cut the deficit down to eight points (21-13) when Bratton made a 35-yard field goal attempt with 8:26 left in the game, but Mack led the Commodores back down the field on the ensuing drive and capped an 80-yard march with a 23-yard run around the right side of the formation.
Mack was aided on the scoring ledger Friday by D.K. Buford, who caught a 44-yard touchdown pass from Mack in the first half and then reeled off a 51-yard scoring run in the third quarter. All four extra points were made for Lafayette by Ryan Holland.
For more details on Friday’s region opener, see Monday’s sports section. (September 29, 2012)