There is one game every season that is guaranteed to draw a crowd, and it really doesn’t matter how Yorktown and Lakeland/Panas are playing or what the weather is. I say it each year, if you’re only going to come to one game, make it this one.
None of these kids grew up under the watchful eye of Charlie Murphy, but they know what this game means. Watch the winners race for the cup when it’s over. I really believe these cross-town rivals are closer this year than they have been in a while. Brian Prunty, Jim Flaherty, Andrew Sofroniou and Mike Zingaro are the Rebels’ marquee names. Connor Vercruysse, Luke Palmadesso, Austin Fusco and Ryan Baker are the Huskers’ players to watch.
I’ll be at the game and you can follow me @lohudlacrosse for the updates. Leave a prediction here before the 5:30 p.m. faceoff at Lakeland H.S. if you’re so inclined.
2013 – Yorktown 14, Lakeland/Panas 2
2012 – Yorktown 14, Lakeland/Panas 10
2011 – Yorktown 11, Lakeland/Panas 7
2010 – Lakeland/Panas 10, Yorktown 7
2009 – Yorktown 11, Lakeland/Panas 8
2008 – Yorktown 10, Lakeland/Panas 9
2007 – Lakeland/Panas 10, Yorktown 9
2006 – Yorktown 18, Lakeland/Panas 9
2005 – Yorktown 12, Lakeland/Panas 9
(Yorktown leads the series 21-3)