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Lamar looks to rebound after first loss of season

By David Shelton
Senior Writer

Lamar – Despite taking their first loss of the 2018 season on September 28, the Lamar High football team remains the team to beat in Class A football in South Carolina.
Lamar, the defending state champions, suffered a 38-12 setback to Gray Collegiate after a 4-0 start. The Silver Foxes get right back on the saddle on October 5th, hosting Lake View (3-2) in what many feel could be a preview of the Class A title game in December.
The Silver Foxes then finish out the season with region games against Timmonsville, Great Falls and McBee.
Lamar opened the 2018 season in impressive fashion, handling Class A contender Hemingway easily, 69-7. The Silver Foxes had their biggest night of the season offensively to date with more than 500 total yards.
Sophomore quarterback Cam Galloway, in his first start, threw for 170 yards and three touchdowns, with Malik Johnson catching 120 yards worth of passes and two scores. Jacquez Lucas had a rushing touchdown and a punt return for a touchdown.
Defensively Kegan Sparks had six tackles and Zach Bailey had five. Pat Anderson had three tackles for loss.
In a 23-0 shutout of Central, Galloway had 51 rushing yards and 45 passing yards and Malik Johnson added two more touchdowns to his scoring ledger. 
Leading the way in the shutout was Sparks with nine tackles and Bailey with 14 total tackles (11 solo). Anderson picked up four sacks and two tackles for loss.
A second consecutive shutout came against Darlington, a 26-0 win. Galloway rushed for 146 yards and two scores while Lucas added 156 yards and two touchdowns. Johnson added 69 yards rushing.
Bailey led the defensive charge with 11 tackles. JJ Langley and Sparks each tallied nine stops and Anderson had 1.5 sacks.
In their final outing before Hurricane Florence slowed things down for a few weeks, the Silver Foxes took care of North Central, 33-7. Lucas led the offensive charge with 129 yards rushing and three touchdowns. Galloway added 92 yards. Lucas also had six tackles while Sparks had five.
Lamar’s loss to Gray Collegiate was their first home defeat in nearly five years. The Silver Foxes had trouble with Gray quarterback Hunter Helms, who threw for 311 yards and three touchdowns.
For the season, Lucas has rushed for 477 yards and eight touchdowns. Galloway has gained 340 yards on the ground, with three touchdowns. He has passed for 255 yards and four scores. Johnson is the teams leading receiver with six catches for 172 yards and has three total touchdowns.
Bailey leads the team in tackles with 42 total hits through five games. Sparks has 36 tackles, four for loss, while Langley has 24 total hits. Anderson has tallied 17 tackles and leads the team with six tackles for loss and six sacks.

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