By: Peter Gobeille
Senior Lamont Lewis is four games into his last year playing football and is making the most of it. Lewis is following up a season, in which he was a part of a three headed backfield that rushed for twelve hundred rushing yards and was a key part of Raider offense.
A month through the season, Lewis has proven to be the top running back in a run-heavy offense. In the first five games, Lewis has rushed for 418 yards and two touchdowns. This puts him on pace for 900 yards and 5 touchdowns by the end of the season.
The first game of the season set the tone for Lewis to have a breakout season. Lewis rushed all over the Mount Vernon defense, gaining 160 yards on 26 carries and a touchdown. Despite the Raiders’ loss, Lewis established himself as the key performer in the Raider offense.
The productivity didn’t stop after the opening game. In the last four games Lewis has racked up 258 yards, and is a crucial part of the Raider running game. The productivity can also be seen by his 4.8 yards per carry, which is an impressive stat for any running back at any level.
Lewis so far has shown that his play is vital to the success of the Raider football team that is still looking for their first win of the season. Lewis is a workhorse back and will be continuing to get touches throughout the season.
Lewis has had a streak of a least 50 rushing yards in each game this season. This streak has helped the raiders get 100 yards rushing in each of their games this season and is the reason why the rushing attack is so important in the offense. As long as this level of play keeps up, Lewis will end his high school football career with a bang.
Lewis said this about his season, “I would say just knowing it’s my senior year and that it’s my last time playing with this group of guys and as the season goes on, I just look to get better as a player and a team.”