A nook of opportunity was all that was needed and Lakewood nabbed it to nudge past Fort Collins Rocky Mountain 34-28 in Colorado high school football action on September 10.
There was no room for doubt as the Tigers added to their advantage with a 20-14 margin in the closing period.
Nothing was decided in the third quarter, with Lakewood and Fort Collins Rocky Mountain locked in a 14-14 stalemate.
Neither defense permitted points in the second quarter, leaving the score 7-0 at halftime.
Fort Collins Rocky Mountain showed it was ready to play, using an early thrust to carve out a 7-0 advantage over Lakewood as the first quarter ended.
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