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High school football: Big first half leads Gainesville in 55-7 thumping of Lambert
Walt Dixon went uncovered for two long touchdowns late in second quarter for Red Elephants
Gainesville defenders wrap up on a Lambert ball carrier during the first half of Friday's game in Suwanee.

Gainesville’s Walt Dixon went uncovered on two long second-quarter touchdown catches and the Red Elephants finished with 583 yards of offense in a 55-7 win against Lambert on Friday in Suwanee. 

Leading by two touchdowns, Dixon had a 56-yard touchdown catch from quarterback Gionni Williams for the Red Elephants (2-1). Less than 3 minutes later, Dixon went all the way to the end zone for a 61-yard score. Before halftime, Gainesville would add another score as D.J. Miller came down with the ball as he was falling in the back of the end zone.

Williams finished the game throwing for 232 passing yards and four touchdowns. Dez Brown rushed for 141 yards and three touchdowns, while Naim Cheeks had 95 rushing yards.  

After a 73-yard touchdown run for Gainesville to open the second half, Brown added his third touchdown of the game — a run from 18 yards. He also scored on runs of 64 and 8 yards in the opening half. 

Dixon finished the opening half with 161 receiving yards. Gainesville had 344 yards offense in the first two quarters. 

Gainesville’s final score of the third quarter came when Lenny Chatman hauled in a 28-yard catch over the defender’s shoulder. 

After a bye, Gainesville hosts Jefferson on Sept. 20 at City Park Stadium. 

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