LAKE ORION — Behind a vaunted attack, Lake Orion proved to be everything but one dimensional Friday against Rochester.
The Division 1 second-ranked Dragons had four different players combine for six touchdowns and the defense forced three turnovers, as Lake Orion slowly wore down Rochester, 42-7, in OAA Red Division football play.
The Dragons led 13-7 after the first quarter and kept the Falcons (4-2, 3-2) off the scoreboard the rest of the way in recording their sixth win of the season, clinching a postseason berth for the 11th time in 12 seasons.
Corey Ester and Jacob Miller both had two touchdowns to lead Lake Orion (6-0, 5-0). Ester’s seven-yard run in the first quarter put the Dragons up 13-0 and that helped create some breathing room.
Chris Leigh opened the scoring with a 9-yard run. Miller scored the third touchdown on a 1-yard plunge and later added the sixth touchdown on a 42-yard sprint for Lake Orion, which led 28-7 at the half.
Nick Booker added a 38-yard interception for a touchdown and Ester’s second TD came on a 59-yard sprint. The Dragons led 42-7 entering the fourth quarter.
Jeremy King was 4-for-4 on extra points, while Chaz Miller caught a two-point conversion pass from Derek DeLaura.
Miller had 15 rushes for 114 yards to lead the Dragons.
Rochester’s sole touchdown came late in the first quarter, when Manny Mendoza collected an 18-yard dart from John Doroshewitz. James Ward had 59 yards rushing to pace Rochester.