Lake Clifton deals Dunbar first loss, 18-6

October 06, 1990|By Derek Toney

In 16 years of coaching, Lake Clifton's David White never has beaten Dunbar. That changed yesterday, as his Lakers knocked off previously unbeaten and visiting Dunbar, 18-6, in a Maryland Scholastic Association B Conference inter-divisional game.

"Last year, beating Carver and going to the championship game was my biggest thrill, but this one means much more," said White, who is in his sixth year at Lake Clifton. "In another hour, it will probably hit me."

The Lakers' running game was the big factor yesterday, accounting for 192 of their 208 total yards, and helped pave the way in a 62-yard, 16-play drive that took more than eight minutes in the fourth quarter.

After Dunbar had pulled within a touchdown at 12-6, Lake Clifton moved the ball from its 38 to the Poets' 12. On fourth-and-goal, DeWayne Washington hit Prentice McNair out of the backfield for the score and an 18-6 cushion with 2 minutes, 40 seconds remaining in the game.

"We had to play harder out there today because we knew the importance of it," said running back Lydell Darien, who rushed for 139 yards. "Coach White has given a lot to us, and we have so much respect for him, and that was all the motivation that we needed."

"It was a long time coming," said White. "We had a couple of close calls in the past, but like the good team they are, Dunbar came through in the end. When it came down to stopping them today, we came up with a great team effort."

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