NAPLES — To Lake Region running backs Andrew Douglass and Brandon Sargent, they’re doing more than winning football games.

They’re making history.

Sargent and Douglass combined for five rushing touchdowns Friday night, leading the Lakers past Yarmouth 39-14 in a Class C South game for their third straight victory.

“I don’t think we’ve ever won three straight games,” Douglass said. “No one knows the last time we’ve been 3-1.”

“Or had a winning record,” Sargent added, laughing.

Sargent rushed for 184 yards and three touchdowns, and Douglass contributed two touchdowns and 198 rushing yards.

“They’re learning how to come off blocks better than before,” Coach Brian Jahna said. “When they have an open space, they’re really athletic and can do something with it.”

Quarterback Noah Eckersley-Ray of Yarmouth (0-4) rushed for one touchdown and passed for another. He completed 14 of 21 passes for 122 yards.

Sargent opened the scoring with 7:06 left in the first quarter when he broke loose for a 49-yard touchdown. Following a 62-yard run by Douglass, Sargent found the end zone again five minutes later – this time from 4 yards.

With just 14.6 seconds left in the period, quarterback Derek Mondville connected with True Meyers for a 57-yard touchdown, putting the Lakers up 20-0. It was Mondville’s only completion of the game.

In a scoreless second quarter, the Clippers forced two fumbles – one from the Lake Region 30 – but couldn’t capitalize on the turnovers.

“We made a few big mistakes with the fumbles and the false starts, but the guys stayed composed,” Jahna said. “The defense is playing great – they’re playing selfless, physical and fast football.”

Douglass scored his first touchdown on a 5-yard run with 8:33 left in the third quarter. He added a touchdown later in the period on a 2-yard run, giving the Lakers a 33-0 lead entering the final quarter.

That’s when Yarmouth came alive.

With 10:42 left, Eckersley-Ray scored for the Clippers with a 10-yard run.

He then notched an interception at midfield on Lake Region’s following drive to give Yarmouth another shot. But the Clippers came up 5 yards short of the end zone, turning the ball back over on downs.

From there, Sargent ran 96 yards for his third and final touchdown, giving the Lakers a 39-6 lead with 4:45 remaining.

“I came outside and our receiver was making the block,” Sargent said.

“(The Yarmouth player) came off the block and I (got past) him and kept going.”

Eckersley-Ray connected with Jack Ricciardi for a 15-yard touchdown with 2:04 left for the Clippers.

Lake Region will be home against Waterville next week. Yarmouth will take on Leavitt.

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