STEVENSVILLE — Lakeshore's defense came up big again, keeping the Lancers in the thick of the Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference football title hunt.

Coach Denny Dock's squad held off visiting and previously undefeated Battle Creek Lakeview, 13-7, to improve to 4-1 in the SMAC and overall with one game left in the shortened six-game regular season.

Sports columnist for The Herald-Palladium