On the way to topping the 50-point plateau for the seventh time this season, the Golden Tornadoes established the ground attack early with Fredericks against a Valley Stream South defense that allowed only 32 points in the last five games. He found the end zone on each of the first three possessions, scoring on 36-, 28- and 1-yard runs, and gained 159 of his 165 yards in the opening half. “Tyler’s a beast,” Lawrence head coach Joe Martillotti said. “He’s such a strong runner. He’s the top back in the county in my opinion.”
The Golden Tornadoes led 21-7 after the first quarter, and touchdown receptions by Robinson and sophomore Jordan Fredericks extended it to 34-7 by halftime.
The Falcons (6-4) became the first team this season to score an offensive touchdown — a 7-yard run by senior Bryan Providence in the first quarter following a long kickoff return by sophomore Tyler Gill — against Lawrence’s starting defense, which had another stout effort and yielded only three first downs and 41 total yards through three quarters. Seniors Raquan Grandy and Mike Fragner, who booted 8 of 9 extra-point attempts, had interceptions.