Lake Norman punts Hough from playoffs

Lake Norman punts Hough from playoffs

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Lake Norman punts Hough from playoffs

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Lake Norman High School’s Josh Ladowski was brilliant again Friday, helping the Wildcats eliminate Hough from the playoffs 52-42.

Lake Norman’s superstar quarterback struck first on a 49-yard touchdown pass, making it 7-0 in the first quarter. Hough answered back, tying the game at 7-all just before the end of the first quarter.

Ladowski used his legs for the second Lake Norman score, giving the Wildcats a 14-7 lead. Hough took it the Wildcats as the game wore on, leading Lake Norman 35-28 midway through the third quarter. Facing fourth down deep in Hough territory, Ladowski reached the endzone again from 10 yards out, tying the game at 35-35.

On Lake Norman’s next possession, Ladowski scored again on the ground, this time from three yards out. Lake Norman scored again late to ice the game before Hough rallied for a late score to draw within 10 points.

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