Ocean Lakes Notes

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Ocean Lakes (Virginia Beach, VA) head coach Chris Scott, whose Dolphins squad is 3-0 so far this season, took some time to update several recruiting situations and the play of several seniors, including quarterback Lafonte Thourogood , offensive tackle Chaz Lowery and more.

Lafonte Thourogood

Before suffering a sprained left shoulder – the non-throwing shoulder – in Ocean Lakes’ second game of the season, 6-2, 215-pound senior Lafonte Thourogood had tallied 210 yards passing, 119 yards rushing and six scores. Coach Scott expects his star signal caller back for tomorrow night’s contest against Kempsville.

“When he has been out there, he has done a great job in leading and running and calling the offense,” Scott said. “The work he did in the offseason is paying off. He is reading defenses, being accurate and making the throws he has got to make. He continues to get better with every single rep.”

Scout.com reported earlier this month that Tech was the team to beat. Coach Scott was asked about this report.

“I think he is considering all options and there is no secret how Lafonte feels about Tech and the interest both have in each other,” Scott said. “He wants to explore his options to make sure he makes the right decision.”

Thourogood seems content to focus on his senior season, though he does not necessarily intend on waiting until Signing Day – or even after his senior season – before committing. There is no timetable at all at this point.

“As of right now, I know of anything new,” Scott said. “He started off the season focused on our team and then he was hit with the shoulder injury. He has been more focused now on making sure he is getting healthy. He still gets a lot of mail, from schools like West Virginia and Arkansas and Virginia Tech. Other than that, I haven’t heard anything.”

Stout defense

Thourogood’s injury occurred in the Salem game. Thanks to a big-time effort from the D, the Dolphins captured a 22-0 win. The defense has been big all season long, pitching two shutouts before Tallwood scored 14 in last week’s 35-14 win.

Lamar Neal, our linebacker in the middle, is a senior who has stepped up,” Scott said. “Our defensive tackles, Anthony Joffrion and sophomore Demetri