Longhorns Improve To 12-0 As Lambert Defeats Centennial 12-6 In Semi Final Rematch
In a rematch from the 2018 Georgia High School Association Class 6A-7A boys lacrosse semi final match up, the Centennial Knights hosted the defending champions, the Lambert Longhorns on Friday night.
The Knights still had the memory of that playoff loss on their minds as well as the Longhorns because going into the second half of that game, Lambert led 9-2 and the Knights fought back to force the game to go into overtime, but the Longhorns would go on to pick up the 15-14 win and eventually win the GHSA 6A-7A state title.
Both teams came out hot as Lambert scored first just 59 seconds into the game thanks to a Christian Rhoad goal. However, 38 seconds later on the other end, Centennial's Matthew Mayville would score to tie the game up. The first quarter also saw a lot of good defensive play from both teams as the period would end tied up 2-2.
In the second quarter, the Longhorns would start to gain more momentum as they would outscore the Knights 6-2 in the period to take an 8-4 lead at the half. In the second and third quarters, the Longhorns' defense would continue to make it a difficult night for Centennial offensively as they held them to two second half points, while adding four more points of their own in route to a 12-6 win. The Lambert improved to 12-0 after picking up the victory. Watch highlights from the game below now!