MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Lake Norman High School picked up the second playoff victory in school history Friday, defeating Ardrey Kell High School in the #FNFrenzy Game of the Week, 41-26.
Lake Norman’s Josh Ladowski showed everyone why he’s a #FNFrenzy Player of the Year candidate, putting the Wildcats on the board first with a quarterback keeper. Ardrey Kell responded with a touchdown of their own, but a missed extra point kept Lake Norman in front 7-6.
Ladowski went back to work and found the endzone one more time, giving Lake Norman a 14-6 lead early in the second quarter. Ardrey Kell responded quickly, engineering a touchdown drive to pull within one midway through the second quarter. A third Josh Ladowski touchdown run put Lake Norman on top 20-13 going into halftime, and Rob McNeely’s Wildcats looked impressive on offense.
On Lake Norman’s first possession of the second half, Ladowski hurt the Knights with his legs again, putting the Wildcats on top 27-13. Following an Ardrey Kell turnover, Ladowski connected with Baker White for a seven yard touchdown strike, handing the Wildcats an insurmountable lead.