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The Highland Huskies moved to 4-0 on the season with a 30-15 road win against Lisbon (0-4) on a hot, muggy Friday night.
“It was a hot evening,” Highland co-head coach Scott Morel said. “We had to get used to playing in the heat again.”
Senior quarterback Trey Lasek led the Huskies’ attack, throwing for a touchdown, rushing for 104 yards and two touchdowns and returned an interception for a touchdown.
On Highland’s first offensive play from scrimmage, following a penalty, Lasek hit Cory Stewart for a 48-yard touchdown pass. A successful PAT put the Huskies up 7-0.
Stewart caught three passes for 78 yards.
Throughout the game, the Lisbon offense moved the ball well between the 20s, but had troubles sealing the deal.
“Once again, we played a good bend-don’t-break defense,” Morel said.
Two minutes into the second quarter, the scrappy Lions found the endzone on Hagen Waters’ 1-yard quarterback keeper.
After a successful two-point conversion, Lisbon held an 8-7 lead.
That lead held until the 2:15 mark of the second quarter when Lasek scored his first rushing touchdown. He then passed to Brady Hahn for the two-point conversion.
Highland took a 15-8 lead into halftime.
Early in the third quarter, the Lions were driving with an eye on evening up the game.
They drove all the way down to the Highland 8-yard line. On a third-and-goal play, Lasek picked off Waters’ pass at the 3 and returned it 97 yards for a touchdown. Lasek ran in the two-point conversion to put the Huskies up 23-8.
“The big thing was Trey’s interception,” Morel said. “That was the turning point.”
Two minutes into the final quarter, Mason McFarland picked off a pass at the Highland 39-yard line.
On the next play, Lasek broke free for a 61-yard touchdown run. Brody Burton hit his second PAT, and Highland extended its lead to 30-8.
With just 11 seconds left in the game, Waters threw a touchdown pass to make the final score 30-15.
The Huskies are back home Friday night, where they will take on the undefeated B-G-M Bears.
“It’s going to be a great test for our team,” Morel said. “B-G-M is a very good team.”