West Bloomfield suffered its fifth straight defeat in a 33-23 loss at Troy on Friday, Sept. 28.
The Lakers (1-5 overall, 0-5 in the Oakland Activities Association Red Division) trailed 6-3 at halftime and 19-10 at the start of the fourth quarter before the Colts (4-2, 3-2 in the OAA Red) scored two touchdowns to go up 33-10.
West Bloomfield scored two touchdowns late in the game to pull within 10 points with 18 seconds left in the fourth, but that’s as close as it would get.
“The kids know that we have to keep fighting and we should hopefully get some breaks,” said Lakers Head Coach Ron Bellamy. “We’re losing to some pretty good teams, but we have yet to play great on offense, defense and special teams. We have to keep practicing and keep our focus and intensity. We had one of our best practices last week.”
The Lakers will next travel to play Rochester Hills Stoney Creek on Friday, Oct. 5.
“I’m hoping we can win these last three games to take some momentum into the off-season,” Bellamy said.