Ahead 30-11 at halftime, the Reggies seemed to have the game at hand, but the “learning process” showed in the third and fourth quarters. In their first five possessions, Pena threw four interceptions — including three to the nifty Ingraham — and fumbled the ball away another time.
All the turnovers eventually came back to hurt Greater Lawrence as Ingraham scored on 39 and 7-yard-yard runs, the final coming one play after a 38-yard Ingraham pass to Bork, making the score 32-25 with 3:16 to play.
Following the first Ingraham TD run, the Reggies picked up two pivotal points when Shane Dunn intercepted a conversion pass and brought it back all the way.
After the second Ingraham TD, Greater Lawrence seemed to clinch the win when Isaiah Roman made a nice initial cut and returned the ensuing kickoff 72 yards for an apparent TD. But he was whistled for premature celebration, disallowing the score.
After that, partially thanks to a 14-yard pass from Pena to Vasquez, Greater Lawrence was able to run out the clock to even its record at 1-1.
Overall, six different Greater Lawrence receivers caught passes, led by Joseph Pagan with 102 yards on three catches as Pena finished with 187 yards passing. Defensively, the Reggies’ front four was solid throughout.
For the Royals, who got a strong defensive game from Matt Prescott, Ingraham was all over the field. He ran the ball for 121 yards and two TDs on just 10 carries, passed for 129 yards, had the three interceptions. He also made at least two TD-saving tackles and had two kickoff returns of over 35 yards.
“He’s a heck of an athlete and we had trouble with him,” said Sarkis.
Said Georgetown coach Paul Sobolowski: “We’re young and we’re going to make mistakes, but you saw that there’s no quit in these kids. I think we can win some games.”