Unfortunately, Danbury has run into two teams in each of the last few weeks that are playing some of their best football of the year.
Facing a Gibsonburg unit that put up 64 points in its previous game, the Lakers fell, 63-21, to the Golden Bears to drop to 2-7 and 1-5 in the Toledo Area Athletic Conference. Gibsonburg, meanwhile, has won three of its last four games and is now 5-4 and 4-2 in the TAAC.
The Bears dominated throughout, scoring 28 points in the first quarter before taking a 49-7 lead. Quarterback Matt Tille connected on 8-of-16 passes for 208 yards, five touchdowns and an interception.
The Lakers' only first-half touchdown came on a 45 yard pass from Seth Vargo to Cody German. Vargo, who finished 6-of-18 for 86 yards and two touchdowns and two interceptions, connected with Jimmy Chamberlain on a 27-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to round out the scoring. German, a running back, carried the ball 17 times for 118 yards and had a 75-yard touchdown run, and caught two passes for 48 yards and a touchdown. Chamberlain had two catches for 28 yards and a score.
With one week remaining in the 2013 season, the Danbury Lakers have the chance to do one of two things: (1) build some momentum for the offseason; or (2) lose another game that will likely put a damper on season in which Danbury was expected to win 4-6 games.
This Friday, the Lakers host the Hilltop Cadets in the season finale. Hilltop, like Danbury, is 2-7 and 1-5 in the TAAC. Last season, the Cadets edged the Lakers, 26-22.