Greenbrier gets bullied by second-ranked Lake Hamilton, 33-14

Lake Hamilton wins playoff opener over Searcy, 55-21.


PEARCY, Ar. — Defenses dominated early, but Lake Hamilton (7-0, 5-0) scored three touchdowns in the second quarter on its way to whipping Greenbrier, 33-14.

Both teams were stopped in the first quarter on impressive goal line stands.

Senior Justin Crutchmer contributed on offense, defense and special teams for the Wolves.

Panthers bullied by Crutchmer

Crutchmer scored the game’s first points on a 69-yard run. Lake Hamilton was on the scoreboard again 59 seconds later. The Wolves recovered a fumble, and junior quarterback Easton Hurley scored on a 2-yard sneak with 9:05 left in the half.

An interception by Kendrick Martin set up a 43-yard scoring run by Crutchmer, who added a 3-yard TD run in the third quarter. The fleet-footed Crutchmer had an 85-yard kickoff return negated by a penalty.

The Panthers scored on 80-and-82-yard touchdown passes.

Martin scored on a 4-yard blast for Lake Hamilton’s final points. The Wolves’ perfect record will be on the line next week at Greenwood.