David V. Goliath: Crimson Knights Look To Upset Defending State Champion Lakeland
Published: November 9th, 2018
By: Meagan Schulz

David v. Goliath: Crimson Knights look to upset defending state champion Lakeland

Meagan Schulz, Sun Sports Editor

WILLIAMSVILLE – This weekend the Lakeland Hornets (Section I) hopes to defeat Afton in the state semifinals to reach its 17th state championship game. The Hornets haven’t lost a game to a New York-based opponent since 2008. Looking to be their first will be the Crimson Knights of Section IV.

Being played at Williamsville-North High School, just on the outskirts of Buffalo, both teams are making the trek across state for a chilly Saturday afternoon game. Game time is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. and the forecast for the area is looking to be in the mid-30s with a chance of snow showers.

Maybe the snow will miss the area but what won’t be missing is a quality game. Afton is currently 12-4 and the girls are hungry for that state championship title.

Lakeland is undefeated in their 21 games played this season and have not lost a game against a New York state opponent since 2008 – the season that started their run of nine straight state championships won. The Hornets are in search of their 10th in a row.

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The Crimson Knights haven’t been in a game of the distinction in quite some time and they will have their hands full against the Hornets.

In order for Afton to have any chance against the powerhouse team from Section I – just outside of New York City – they will need stop the dominant Hornets.


The Evening Sun

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