LAURENS - LM-ACT rallied with three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to come from behind and pull out a 33-17 win over Rockwell City-Lytton in a district game on Friday night at Laurens.
The Raiders trailed 17-14 when they went to work. Hael Hawley put LM-ACT ahead for good with a 1-yard plunge. Jesse Schmidt then caught a 23-yard pass from Jason Brechler and Hawley scored on another 1-yard run to put it out of reach.
Hawley opened the scoring in the first quarter with a 1-yard run. After Rockwell City-Lytton's Jeff Johnson scored on a 3-yard run, Brechler scored on a 4-yard quarterback keeper.
Rockwell City-Lytton used a 35-yard touchdown pass and a 32-yard field goal to take a 17-14 lead in the third quarter.
LM-ACT finished with 228 yards rushing in the game. Hawley had 89 on 19 carries and Jake Heuton 72 yards on 10 carries. Brechler rushed for 67 yards on 12 carries.
Brechler completed 10 of 19 passes for 152 yards. Schmidt caught six passes for 109 yards.
LM-ACT's defense held the Wildcats to just 139 yards rushing and 114 passing. John Sobotka led the Raiders with 19 tackles. Tyler Hogrefe had 15 and Josh Wilkening 11.
"We played a little shaky in the first half," LM-ACT coach Bill McCabe said. "We made some adjustments in the fourth quarter. We had to face a little adversity but stuck with it. That's a good sign."
LM-ACT, now 3-1 in the district and 5-1 overall, plays at Wall Lake View-Auburn next Friday night.
RC-Lytton 7 7 3 0 - 17
LM-ACT 14 0 0 19 - 33
LMACT-Hawley 1 run (run failed)
RCL-Johnson 3 run (Hammen kick)
LMACT-Brechler 4 run (Hawley run)
RCL-Hansen 35 pass from Bates (Hammen kick)
RCL-FG Hammen 32
LMACT-Hawley 1 run (pass failed)
LMACT-Schmidt 23 pass from Brechler (run failed)
LMACT-Hawley 1 run (Stoulil kick)
TEAM STATISTICS RCL LMACT
First downs 12 15
Rushes-yards 39-139 41-228
Com.-Att.-Int. 8-19-2 11-20-2
Passing yards 114 172
Return yards - -
Punts-Avg. 4-41 3-31
Fumbles-lost 0-0 1-1
Penalties-yards 7-60 4-50
Rushing-LM-ACT: Hawley 19-89, Heuton 10-72, Brechler 12-67. Rockwell City-Lytton: Johnson 20-66, Bates 12-50.
Passing-LM-ACT: Brechler 10-19-2-152, Hawley 1-1-0-20. Rockwell City-Lytton: Bates 8-19-2-114.
Receiving-LM-ACT: Schmidt 6-109, Heuton 3-45. Rockwell City-Lytton: Hansen 7-96.
Tackles-LM-ACT: Sobotka 19, Hogrefe 15, Wilkening 11.