LANDER – The Torrington Blazers scored 27 unanswered points in the second quarter of Friday’s 41-7 win over the Lander Valley Tigers.
A Casey Britton 43-yard touchdown pass to Cade Schwartzkopf gave the Blazers a 7-0 first quarter lead, but it was in the second quarter when the Blazers started to pour it on.
Bryan Lemmon, Josh Posten and Jared Lemmon all found the end zone in the second quarter to extend the lead to 34-0 at the half.
“In the first quarter, they did a good job of making us earn everything,” THS coach Mark Lenhardt said. “Our guys did a good job in the second quarter hitting some explosive plays.”
Jared Lemmon got the quarter rolling with a 7-yard scoring run, while Posten backed it up with a 3-yard score. Bryan Lemmon broke free for 64- and 34-yard runs for touchdowns.
“Our defense led to our offense, and we had a few short fields,” Lenhardt said. “Bryan Lemmon made two real long catches and Casey threw some good balls. We did a really nice job in the second quarter of putting together more explosive plays.”
Bryan Lemmon added one more touchdown in the third with a 54-yard catch from Britton.
Lander’s only score came in the fourth quarter on a 5-yard pass.
“I was pleased with our defense for a majority of the game,” Lenhardt said. “I thought they played hard and were assignment sharp for the most part.”
For the game, the Bryan Lemmon ran for 115 yards on 22 attempts while grabbing four catches for 156 yards. A total of eight Blazers got at least one carry in the win. Britton threw for 216 yards on seven completions and four touchdowns.
“That’s our ultimate goal. We always try to make that happen,” Lenhardt said. “It’s important to keep the other team honest, but there is no doubt right now, Bryan Lemmon has been putting up the stats on the passing and rushing.
“We know this week that Douglas is going to try to take (Lemmon) away,” he added. “Hopefully, we have some other things in place and other guys keep stepping up and doing what they have been doing.”
As a team, Torrington racked up 513 yards of total offense.
The Blazers (4-0 overall and 1-0 in the 3A East) hosts Douglas (3-1 and 1-0) for Homecoming. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m