LAKE CITY -- Blake Johannes' Superman effort put the Knights on top early and pulled them close late. In between it was almost all Tigers Friday night, as Lake City emerged from the season opener for both teams with a 20-14 victory.

Despite earning the win, things started poorly for the Tigers.

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"It was deja vu all over again with some of the feelings I had last year. Things were going out of control and I couldn't control it," Lake City coach Phil Olson said of his team's start.

The Tigers surrendered a 73-yard scoring pass from Adam Langer to Johannes on the first play of the game and turned it over on their first two offensive possessions. The tide turned when junior Jordan Schumacher got involved for Lake City.

Facing a third-and-13 near midfield, Schumacher broke free in the secondary and junior quarterback Ben Krehbiel, who threw for 111 yards in his first varsity start, hit him for a 41-yard touchdown. Zach Loppnow's kick made it 7-6, but Schumacher was just getting started.

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