The second round of Class 2 District 7 playoff action saw Lafayette Co. High School host University Academy Charter Wednesday night.
The Huskers got a bye for week 1 with a perfect 9-0 record on the regular season. The Gryphons came into the contest at 6-4.
U.A.C got the ball to start, but three plays in, Quarterback Monta Porter was picked off by Landon Figg at the Gryphon 30. Figg would return the INT for 6. After the extra point, Lafayette Co. was up 7-0 with 10:30 left in the first.
The Gryphons would stop the Huskers on their next possession and with 4:42 left in the first, Monta Porter hooked up with Bryon Winfrey for a 24 yard touchdown pass. The two point conversion was good and the Gryphons would take the lead, 8-7.
The next score would come in the first minute of the second quarter after a strong drive by the Huskers. Malcolm Elmore punched it in from the 10. U. A. C. would stop the two point conversion and the Huskers woud settle for a 13-8 lead.
Lafayette County would never look back. On two different kick offs the Huskers would squib it off the front line of the Gryphons, recovering each time at mid field.
The Huskers scored three more times in the first half from the turnovers. Malcolm Elmore would score twice from the 5 and the 2, with a 2 yard score by Ian Gash. At the half, it was Huskers 34-Gryphons 8.
In the second half, University Academy Charter would play stout defense. However, so would Lafayette Co. The Huskers finally put up points after a long drive when Matt Elder split the uprights from 29 yards out with 1:51 left in the third. Huskers 37-Gryphons 8.
U. A. C. would finally score again with 6:12 left in the game on a 49 yard run by David Robinson. The two point conversion was good, and the Gryphons would trail 37-16.
Lafayette County would add insurance with a sustained drive capped off by a two yard touchdown run by Christian Turner with 2:54 left in the game.
University Academy Charter would get the ball at their 20, but could only get it to mid-field before time ran out, falling to the Huskers 44-16.
Lafayette County moves on to the Class 2 District 7 Championship, hosting the Holden Eagles Monday night. The Eagles defeated Sherman High School Wednesday night 41-7.