BOGART -- Anthony Ball finished what he started Friday night, scoring three touchdowns to lead Prince Avenue to a 36-10 victory over Lakeview Academy.
Fighting to keep their playoff hopes alive, the Wolverines (2-3-1, 1-2 Region 8-A) earned their first region win of the season on homecoming night.
"We had fun at school all week," said Prince Avenue running back Samuel Bennett. "But when we hit the field for practice we were focused. It was our best week of practice all year."
It certainly showed. The Wolverines, led by the dynamic Ball, relentlessly marched down the field one long, clock-eating drive at a time. Three of their drives lasted more than five minutes, and only one took less than three minutes.
Ball capped three of those drives, scoring twice in the first quarter, on a 3-yard rush and a 25-yard reception, and adding a 41-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Taylor Clark and Tyler Ferguson also ran in scores for the Wolverines.
Lakeview Academy (1-4, 0-3) scored twice, on a 37-yard field goal by Nike Saye and a 70-yard pass by Haughton Carswell late in the game.
Aside from those scoring drives, the Lions were forced to punt every possession, including four three-and-outs.
"Tonight was definitely a step in the right direction," Clark said. "We just have to keep the energy going for the rest of the season."