The Turpin Spartans took down the Lakota East Thunderhawks in their first high school football game of the season by two touchdowns, 35-21.

The Spartans jumped out to a quick lead, as senior quarterback Justin Silverstein found sophomore wide receiver Jaden Howard for a five-yard score just more than three minutes into the game.

Lakota East would respond with a 44-yard rushing touchdown by sophomore Charlie Kenrich on their ensuing drive to tie the game at 7-7. Turpin scored another touchdown on their second drive to put them ahead for the rest of the game, with senior running back Reece Evans punching the ball in from 2 yards out.

Another touchdown by Evans, this one from 40 yards out, put Turpin up two touchdowns in the second quarter. Lakota East kept things interesting with a 27-yard touchdown reception by junior wide receiver John Scott in the final minute of the first half to make the score 21-14 in favor of Turpin.

The Thunderhawks scored again on their first drive of the second half to tie the game at 21-21, with both touchdowns coming from senior quarterback Mark Krajewski, one throwing and one rushing. However, those would be the last points they would get.

East is back at home on Community Night in the Hawks Nest, this Friday, Sept. 6th when they host Fairmont.