LAKE MARY — Merritt Island Christian grabbed an early lead, but a tough third quarter led to a close 14-8 defeat to Lake Mary Prep.
MIC opened the scoring when quarterback Max Power hit Steven Williams for a 12-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Power converted the two-point play, and the Cougars led 8-0.
In the third quarter, Lake Mary struck twice on TD passes by Walker Dycus.
Dycus hit Connor Whan for a 15-yard score, then the QB took the two-point conversion in to even the score. Less than three minutes later, Dycus hit Matt Upper for a three-yard score. The two-point try was not good, but Lake Mary led 14-8.
With a full quarter remaining, MIC couldn’t punch in a potential game-tying score, and the Cougars fell 14-8.
MIC fell to 3-4 on the season, while Lake Mary Prep improved to 3-3 with its third consecutive victory.
Lake Mary Prep 14, Merritt Island Christian 8
MIC 8 0 0 0 — 8
LMP 0 0 14 0 — 14
HOW THEY SCORED
MIC — Mac Power pass complete to Steven Williams for 12 yards. TD (2 point conversion run by Power good), 00:09
LMP — Walker Dycus pass complete to Connor Whan for 15 yards. TD. (2 point conversion pass by Dycus to David Litchfield good) 03:59.
LMP — Dycus pass complete to Matt Upper for 7 yards. TD (2 point conversion pass by Dycus to team no good) 01:20.
Rushing: MIC — Tim Whitley 2-8, Max Power 11-5, J.D. Tingley 3-4; LMP — David Litchfield 15-74. Passing: MIC — Power 13-27, 139 TD, INT; LMP — Walker Dycus 28-36, 300 2TD, 2 INT. Receiving: MIC — Mac Scott 4-73, Steven Williams 3-57, TD; LMP — Connor Whan 12-148, TD, Matt Upper 9-90, TD.
Records: MIC 3-4; LMP 3-3.