Big first half puts Newark Catholic football past Lakewood

NEWARK — The Newark Catholic soccer team took a 42-7 lead at halftime Friday and posted a 42-25 victory against visiting Lakewood. The win sets up a showdown next Friday when Green Wave (5-1, 3-0) visits Heath (5-3, 3-0) with the Licking County League Cardinal Division championship on the line.

“I was pleased with our execution and our poise in the first half,” NC coach Ryan Aiello said. “I think we lacked a little bit as the game went on, there were some areas where we slacked off a little bit, whether it was execution or tackling. That’s a credit to Lakewood and what they did. We have to make sure we clean up some of those things.”

Although Lakewood (0-8, 0-3) remained winless, the Lancers scored a season-high 25 points and posted a total of 312 yards of offense against a North Carolina team ranked second in the state in the Division VII.

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