On Friday, October 9th, our very own Boys’ Latin Lakers hosted the John Carroll Patriots on Lake Ave. for the Ravens Rise Baltimore Sun Game of the week in an offensive shootout that was called early because of darkness and an impending storm.
Every week, the Baltimore sun features three possible games of the week that readers get to vote on. The game was going back and forth with the Havre De Grace vs. North Harford game, only winning by 4 votes within the last hour of voting.
The public school game was actually winning after 7:00pm but contest rules did not count the votes past this time.
The Ravens Rise Showdown began and the two Baltimore cheerleaders and mascot, Poe walked out with each team’s captains for the coin toss. The field was decked in Baltimore Ravens equipment and advertisements.
It was a battle for first place in B conference as two very high powered offenses clashed on the field. The two best quarterbacks in the conference as well as some very talented receivers highlighted this game. The John Carroll Patriots were led by Yale commit, Kurt Rawlings who buried the Lakers early with three unanswered touchdowns.
Hope seemed gone, but the Lakers stormed back behind quarterback Logan Wisnauskas. Running back Dajuan Felder rushed for the first touchdown of the day early in the second quarter to begin the surge back. Wisnauskas threw for one 74 yard touchdown to Braden Atkinson. Dom Maggio (Wake Forest) also kicked two field goals.
The Patriots weren’t done scoring and put in one more touchdown to make it 28-21 halfway through the third quarter. The Lakers had full momentum heading into the fourth quarter until the unimaginable happened.
With all momentum heading into the fourth, the clouds turned black and rain began to pour from the skies. Both teams headed back to the locker room to see if the game would continue later that night, but it was eventually postponed until Monday afternoon.
After a long weekend, the Lakers hosted the Patriots for a second time. This time it was only one quarter. It hardly felt like a game, and the Patriots stormed in and scored three touchdowns in one quarter. The Laker defense got a last minute safety for another two points, but the Patriots ended up winning 41-22.
The Lakers continued the fourth quarter with the ball but were stopped by the Patriots on 4th and 1. After that, Rawlings (33 TD, 2,000 + yards) went to town finding all of his receivers to score as many points as they did on that past Friday.
There’s no room for what if’s, but had the game continued friday, the momentum powered Lakers may have prevented this outcome.
John Carroll rightfully earned first place in the conference, but Boys’ Latin will be back in vengeance come championship weekend. Go Lake.