Football: Antwan Davis grabs 3 TDs and also intercepts pass for Lake Central
By Ryan Haskell For Sun-Times Media August 15, 2014 11:28PM
Morton's Mark Snorton (6) gets hauled down by Lake Central's Charles Sykes (4) and Logan Lambert (41) during a high school football scrimmage in St. John, IN., on Friday, August 15, 2014. | John Smierciak/For Sun-Times Media
Updated: September 17, 2014 6:15AM
ST JOHN — Senior wide receiver Antwan Davis made it look easy at times as Lake Central took on Morton in a football scrimmage game Friday night at home.
Davis caught a 65-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Colin Studer on the team’s first offensive play of the night, then caught two more TD passes in the goal-line offense.
Just for kicks, to top off his night, he made an interception inside his team’s 20 on Morton’s third offensive series that started at LC’s 35.
Indians coach Brett St. Germain is hoping for two-way plays like that all season from his 5-9, 190-pounder.
“Antwan is one of our go-to guys and it’s his senior year and he has a knack of catching the ball that I don’t know I’ve seen before,” St. Germain said. “He’s a good player and there’s no doubt he has big player potential.”
Morton has a wide receiver with just as much ability in Jarrett Dickey. The Governors went to him on several occasions early in the scrimmage, but a couple of drops by the senior frustrated him the rest of the night.
Coach Roy Richards knows that won’t be typical and is hoping all his kinks, along with the team’s kinks, get worked out before playing Griffith next Friday night.
“(Friday’s) objective — with as much as you do in the summer — is now just about fundamentals and running your base plays. It’s like the old ‘O’Rama’ where you’re vanilla,” he said. “For the most part, I thought we blocked well and did OK. I really like our front on both sides.
“It would have been nice if we caught more balls. What did we have 19 passes for one yard? We had a couple of open routes to (Dickey). One throw was late and the other went right off his hands. Then he started to get a little frustrated.”
St. Germain said his team will be ready for Munster next week. Last year, the Indians dropped their opener 27-9 against the Mustangs.
“We better be because last year in Week 1 we weren’t and we got it handed to us,” he said. “I told the kids that I thought last year — and I put it on me first — that was the worst-prepared team I ever put on the field, so that’s our focus going into Week 1.