Lambert’s football team fell behind early on the road against Lanier on Friday night and couldn’t get on the board until late in the game, taking a 43-6 loss to fall to 0-5 on the season.
Lambert’s lone score came late in the second half, when quarterback Peyton Rich connected with receiver Kojo Antwi on a 20-yard touchdown to break up the Lanier shutout.
Lanier scored its first points with a touchdown run with 9:38 left in the first quarter, and took an 8-0 lead after a successful two-point conversion. Lambert’s Robert Riddle came away with some key runs to keep drives alive, leading his team in to Lanier’s red zone midway through the first quarter. However, Lambert couldn’t convert a fourth down try, and trailed 15-0 at the end of the opening frame.
Lanier continued to pile on the points from there, taking 38-0 advantage at the end of the first half. Jack Stewart hauled in a 30-yard grab to again put Lambert in position to score towards the end of the second quarter, but Lambert again couldn’t take advantage, and were held scoreless until Antwi’s touchdown.
Lambert will look for its first win of the season during its first Region 5-7A contest on Oct. 11, when the Longhorns travel to face South Forsyth.