Lockwood’s big-play offense flexed its muscle on Friday as the Tigers downed Diamond 41-14 in a Spring River Valley Conference game.
The Tigers (4-4, 3-4 SRVC) wasted no time in going after the Wildcats — scoring 21 first quarter points to take a 35-0 advantage at halftime.
The Wildcats, meanwhile, never could get into any sort of positive flow on either side of the ball.
“We never really got into the game,” Wildcats coach Jimmy DuShane said. “We never really got into a rhythm to allow us to get into the game.”
Big plays were also a factor as the Tigers scored on a 60-yard run for their first score and added a 57-yard strike through the air from quarterback Isaac Lasater later in the quarter.
“(The Tigers) had a couple of big plays and it got us down and we never recovered,” DuShane said. “They played a good game.”
Diamond (4-4, 4-3) came away with a touchdown in each of the third and fourth quarters. Zach Renfro plunged in on a two-yard run in the third quarter. Brodie Bien scored on a 15-yard scamper in the fourth and followed it up by connecting with receiver Clay Rolf on a two-point conversion.
Bien finished with 70 yards passing on four completions, including a 34-yard strike to sophomore receiver Evan Moreland. Renfro led the team with 86 yards rushing on 12 carries and had one catch for 20 yards. Bien added 30 yards on the ground and led the defense with 12 tackles.
The Wildcats had nine sacks in the game, with Tanner Paradies and Cooper Cianci getting two apiece. Jordan Divine had a 30-yard interception return.