Roundup: Lawler leads Charlestown past Silver Creek

Roundup: Lawler leads Charlestown past Silver Creek

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Roundup: Lawler leads Charlestown past Silver Creek

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Charlestown, known for its explosive offense, received an equally impressive performance from its defense on Friday night to preserve a victory.

Leading by 12 points in the fourth quarter, Charlestown’s (4-1) defense forced a turnover on downs and a fumble to aid a win at Silver Creek, 26-14.

Pirates’ senior quarterback Brendan Lawler accounted for three touchdowns but also had two interceptions.

Silver Creek (3-2) got on the board first with a 44-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Josh Landers to Zane Gross. It stayed 7-0 until the first few seconds of the second quarter, when Lawler ripped off a 66-yard touchdown run to make it 7-6.

Four minutes later, Lawler found space and scampered for a 45-yard touchdown run to make it 12-7. Lawler finished the game with an impressive 240 yards rushing on 18 carries.

Silver Creek re-took the lead with 4:32 left in the second quarter on a Jacob Garrett two-yard run to make it 14-12, but it was the last time the Dragons scored.

Lawler, who also played as a defensive back, returned an interception 18 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter, and then with one second to go in the quarter, Lawler found receiver Garrett Woods for a 35-yard touchdown.

Through the air, Lawler went 8-for-14 for 125 yards, and Landers was 5-for-10 for 90 yards. Garrett led the Dragons with 89 yards on the ground, though it took him 30 carries.

Other area scores

Brownstown 35, North Harrison 9: After trailing 7-6 at halftime, the Braves (5-0) went on a 29-3 run to rout the Cougars (3-2).

Providence 48, Indianapolis Manual 0

Seymour 44, BNL 38

Salem 48, Clarksville 6

Madison 22, Jennings Co. 6

Corydon 52, Eastern 22

West Washington 34, Paoli 0

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