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Offensive explosion pushes Lamar to top of league ladder

By Staff
AT THE HELM – Junior quarterback Drew Moffett drops back to pass in a recent game. The Lamar School Raiders are off to a 5-2 start and play host to Heritage Academy on Friday at 7 p.m. Photo by Paula Merritt/The Meridian Star
By Jeff Byrd / staff writer
Oct. 9, 2002
The Lamar School Raiders had a hot time in Baton Rouge, La., last Friday night.
The Raiders blistered the scoreboard for a season high 55 points in beating Central Private 55-32 in a key MPSA Academy AAA South contest.
Central Private had entered the contest at 3-0 in the South AAA with two wins coming against Division II foes Adams Christian and Copiah.
With the road win, coupled with a 14-7 home win over Division I Parklane, Lamar has command of the top spot in Division II AAA South. The Raiders are now 5-2 overall and 2-1 in AAA South play.
Raiders head coach Mac Barnes said his team was fortunate to build on a big early lead.
The win, though, was costly. Starting center Kemp Mosely was lost for the season after injuring his knee in the second quarter.
The injury bug bit again in the fourth quarter when the team's third leading rusher in Dylan Anderson broke a bone in his foot in the fourth quarter. He will miss this week's game with Heritage but could be back for the final three division games.
Taking up the slack was junior quarterback Drew Moffett. Moffett did most of damage with his legs running for 172 yards and two touchdowns. He also threw a pair of TD passes, One went for 45 yards to Monroe Mayfield and the other was a 21-yarder to Daniel Harrison.
For the season, Moffett now has 1,029 yards passing and seven touchdowns off 72-of-148 passing. He has rushed for an additional 472 yards and five scores.
Lane Rush had 112 yards rushing at Central Private and now has 566 for the year. He is also the second leading receiver with 14 catches for 145 yards.
Tommy Edgerton continues to be solid on place-kicking duties having made seven PATs last week.