Lakewood Starts the 2002 Season in Strong Fashion

The Gators are off and running in 2002 and looking forward to the upcoming Region Schedule. But first is a huge intra country match up with the Sumter Gamecocks.

Lakewood scored every possesion except going into the half when they were on our own 20 yard line and kneeled on the ball with 10 seconds left. Dreher RB Traymaine Billie was held to 124 yards. Lakewood had 503 yards rushing and 90 yards passing. The defense was on the field for 61 plays .

Lakewood individual stats for the game and also player of the week nomination:


Cedrick Gipson 18 rushes for 229 yards and 4 touchdowns.

James Neal 6 rushes for 136 yards and 2 touchdowns

Kendrick Holland 11 rushes for 110 yards and 1 touchdown

Preston McDonald 9 for 9 on extra points

Owen Brittle 2 for 3 passing for 90 yards & 1 td pass, 2 rushing tds

Parez Riley OL graded out 91% and had 5 pancake blocks

George Shaw OL graded out at 93% and had 2 pancake blocks


Brandon Glover FS 10 solo tackles 2 assist fumble recovery and 2 passes broken up

Cory Amos LB 12 tackles 2 for loss

Jonathan Gundy 11 tackles


Stats for the year


Cedrick Gipson 68 carries 468 yards 7 td 6.1 per carry 156 per game

James Neal 16 carries 227 yards 2 td 14.5 per carry 75.6 per game

Kendrick Holland 25 carries 199 yards 2 td 7.96 per carry 66.3 per game


Owen Brittle 4 for 12 121 yards 1 td 1int.


Cedrick Gipson 42 points on seven touchdowns

Preston McDonald 20 points on 14 for 14 extra points and 2 for 2 on field goal attempts


Cory Amos 36

Cliff Workman 33

Jonathan Gundy 33


Cedrick Gipson 1

Brandon Glover 1

James Smith 1

Parez Riley is firmly in the state's top 100 and one of the top offensive linemen in the state. Two others are making noise to join the Top 100, they are Cedrick Gipson who I think is as good a back in the state.  The other player is Cory Amos. He plays LB/DB for Lakewood. He also plays WR even though they have not thrown the ball much. He is 6'2" and is an outstanding athlete. He is very aggressive and loves to hit. Both of these players are potential top 100 athletes.

Also making noise for Lakewood this season is Preston McDonald who is among the top kickers in the state. This year he is 14 for 14 in extra points and 2 for 2 on field goal attempts(34 and 36 yards).

Top Juniors

Kendrick Holland FB/LB 6'1" 215 Hard runner and punishing blocker. Could be considered as a top 5 junior prospect.

Jonathan Gundy LB 6"1" 185 Hard hitting LB. Has a nose for the ball. Loves to hit and has a passion for the game.

Allen Parker TE/LB 6'3" 225 Had to have shoulder surgery in February and is just now getting back into the action. Is playing mostly TE for now to keep some of the pressure off the shoulder because he plays with reckless abandon. Is getting attention from numerous D-1 schools.

Marcus Robinson DE/TE 6'4" 230 Good feet and quickness. Is developing into a dominating force and could be a big time player.

Owen Brittle QB 5'10" 165 Great knowledge of the game. Does a great job of leading the team.

Top Sophmores

James Neal Athlete 6'0" 160 Has great speed and quickness. Sees the field as well as anyone I have ever had. Plays wingback, wr, rb, and qb. Very elusive. Should be considered one of the top soph.

Anthony Fullard 6'1" 245 DL/OL Primarily a Dlineman. Very strong and quick. Very aggressive off the ball. Stays low and has been a major force for us. Top 20.

Derrick Jordan 5'8" 230 FB/DL Derrick is the strongest player on the team. He was a region champion and state runner-up in the state strength meet. He squats over 500 lbs. He is a tough runner to bring down and is strong and quick on the defensive side where he plays nose guard.

Antwan Gamble 5'10" LB/RB Antwan has started all three games this year and is doing a great job. Very aggressive and loves to hit. Older brother was Albert Gamble who is now playing for Morgan State.

Top Freshmen

James Smith 5'10" 155 DB/WR Great athlete. Is going to be one of the best to come through the state.

Marvin Hodge 5'11" 145 DB/QB Another very good athlete.

             Jevon Davis 6'4" 245 DL/OL Is going to be a very good player

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