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Lansing Everett remains undefeated with 54-7 blowout over Quakers

Having put in the time and work, Lansing Everett’s football battle tested football team will enter week six undefeated as it travels to East Lansing for a huge Capital Area Activities Conference Blue Division test.

The Vikings easily subdued city rival Lansing Eastern Friday night 54-7.

“The boys are now ready to perform when called because they have worked through the things they need to do,” said Lansing Everett coach, Marcelle Carruthers. “We have great senior leadership and with that comes chemistry.”

What the Vikings came ready to do Friday night was showcase their speed. That started within the game’s opening two minutes when senior Jaleel Canty returned a Quaker punt 78 yards for the game’s first touchdown.

Canty was back it to start the second half. The senior fielded the kickoff at his own 20 and then shifted, cut and raced 80 yards for a touchdown, extending Everett’s lead to 26-7.

The Vikings, like most league-leading teams are more than one on dimensional when it comes to offensive threats. Everett had five different players score at least one touchdown against Lansing Eastern.

When Canty wasn’t returning punts and kicks, James Mills bursted through red zone holes three times for touchodwn runs of four, one and 20 yards.

With an eye on Robinson and Mills, senior Alec Gambric burned the Quaker defense for a game-leading 184 yards and a touchdown.

“Alec is a strong, powerful and smart football player. He’s another example of our senior leadership,” Carruthers said.

There were more! Senior Anthony White found the end zone from 39 yards out and sophomore Marquan Windham ran in the final score from the three yard line.

Eastern, who again showed signs of being a good football team, but only in small spurts, had no viable answer.

“Everett is battle tested and put in the work over the summer,” said Lansing Eastern football caoch Robert McBride. “They are well coached and organized.”

The Quakers only touchdown came on their first possession of the third quarter when Shonquise Trainor cut through the middle of the line before busting it in from the eight yard line.

Everett, 5-0 overall and 3-0 in the league, and ranked seventh in Division 2, now prepares for its two biggest games of the year. It travels to East Lansing Friday before hosting Grand Ledge on Oct. 5.

“They are a great football teams, but tonight we showed that we have something to represent too,” Carruthers said. “This was a good rivalry win for our kids,” he said. “Being dominant is a big part of being a champion. We made some mistakes tonight, but we looked pretty good out there.”

 

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