Livingston outlasts Houston Washington 40-33 Clint Davis
Houston -The Livingston Lions traveled to Dyer field to do battle with the Booker T. Washington War Eagles in theirfinal non-district contest and came out on top in an offensive showcase. Lion quarterback Blake Burman connected with KeKe Johnson for a six yard score at the 4:39 mark of the first quarter to get things started and the fireworks had only just begun.
Washington answered the Lions score with a ten yard touchdown toss of their own a missed extra point left the Lions in front 7-6 with a 1:46 left to play in the first period.
Quinton Jackson fielded the ensuing kickoff and went seventy nine yards on the return all the way down to the Eagle eight yard line and on the next play finished it off himself going eight yards up the middle togive the Lions a 14-6 advantage.
The Lions next offensive try stalled inside Eagle territory the Lions elected to punt but the Eagles were flagged for too many men on the field giving the Lions new life at the Eagle twenty four yard line.
Burman took advantage hooking up with super soph Cassity Land for a twenty four yard touchdown strike a missed extra point left the Lions out front 20-6 at the half.
The Eagles first play of the second half resulted in a sixty eight yard touchdown pass and the PAT pulled the Eagles to within seven with 11:39 to go in the third.
The Eagles added a eighteen yard touchdown run minutes later and all of sudden the game was tied at twenty mid way thru the third quarter.
The two teams traded scores and with 5:26 left in the game the Lions found themselves in a tie ball game at thirty three a piece.
As we have seen so many times in coach Rowe's tenure the Lions embarked on long time consuming drive that saw Antonio White break off a big run to set up a Quinton Jackson twenty yard scoring run that sealed the hard fought Lion victory 40-33.
The Lion offensive line of Placker,Reynolds,Thinnes,Galloway,and Wyatt did an outstanding job of opening up holes for the talented Lion backs on the way to over 350 yards gained on the ground.
Quinton Jackson was awarded the much deserved Galloway Exxon player of the game.
The Lions open district play next Friday night in the jungle taking on a very good Lumberton squad.
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