The Lancers, in falling 56-0, started the night off well, picking up a first down on their first possession. After being forced to punt, they then held Gatewood to three-and-out. It was pretty much downhill from there.
Central Fellowship fumbled the ball on its own 27 following. Gatewood turned that into a touchdown. After giving up 42 yards on the kickoff and a 22-yard run for another score, the Lancers fumbled again – this time the kickoff. Gatewood again made them pay and after forcing Central Fellowship to another three-and-out, scored again, this time from 24 yards out.
That came with just over a minute left in the first.
The Lancers showed signs of getting back in the ballgame to start the second quarter. Ezra Hargrove made a couple of big runs for first downs. Marcus Curry and Andrew Rozier did likewise.
But faced with a fourth-and-one from the 19 they were called for a false start. They still went for it and came up short.
Gatewood took over and rolled on to victory.
Note: For more pictures and video of the night, follow the link up top: Sports-High School Football to the Lancers' football page.