Pikes peak! Gators QB scores five touchdowns in blowout victory

After having trouble cashing in on several trips near the goalline in the season opener last week, the visiting Lakeview Gators had no problems at all Friday night in a 40-0 pelting of Beekman Charter.

Leading the way: a sensational five-touchdown performance by junior quarterback and defensive back Dillon Pikes. He scored on three runs and added two of the Gators’ three pick-six interception return touchdowns.

Lakeview evened its record at 1-1 after opening with a frustrating 22-6 loss last Friday at Tensas when they came up empty on several trips near the goalline. In Bastrop Friday night, the Gators gobbled up their scoring opportunities against the Tigers (0-2).

Pikes’ interception return TDs covered 65 and 75 yards. The other pick-six by Lakeview came from senior Raymond Connell, who took his interception to the house from 50 yards away.

Pikes’ first touchdown, the 65-yard interception return, opened the scoring. He followed with a 15-yard TD run, his second pick-six, and a 12-yard scoring scamper.

Sophomore fullback Kaleb Collins also struck paydirt, lighting the scoreboard on a 10-yard run.

Alex Perry lit up the scoreboard for the Gators, catching a pair of two-point conversion passes from Pikes.

The scoring outburst coupled with a dominating defense. Lakeview never allowed Beekman Charter to sustain anything on offense.

Gators defensive tackle Dillon Ireland and linebacker Matt Howard were among the leaders in the shutout effort by the Lakeview stop troops.

After playing near the Mississippi River at Tensas and 40 minutes north of Monroe at Beekman Charter, Lakeview finally gets to tee it up on its own field next Friday night, hosting Rayville.

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