The Lions came out sporting a green sledge hammer.
Lions Pummel Jasper 42 - 14, JASPER, September 4, 2010 - The Livingston Lions varsity football team took to the field in Jasper on Friday September 3 and came out of their tunnel wielding a green sledge hammer that had such things as "The Big Hit, Pound The Rock, and Be Physical" inscribed in white letters on the hammer. Coach Randy Rowe's team apparently did just that as they pounded the Jasper Bulldogs 42 -14 in the Dawgs' own back yard. A legion of Lion supporters showed up and cheered on the team as they made it look easy in their drubbing of Jasper. Young faces like Antonio White and Chevoski Collins strutted their stuff in impressive fashion. A stingy defense played well and held Jasper to one touchdown for most of the game other than a second touchdown that was scored after the game was a foregone conclusion. Things got off to a rough start for the Bulldogs when on their first play from scrimmage Defensive Back Bryant McClendon picked off a Jasper pass. A few plays later Running Back Marquise Thomas punched it into the end zone from 7 yards out and things went down for the Bulldogs from there. I'm not a statistician (I don't think I even spelled it right), and I don't know how many total yards new Quarterback Chevoski Collins ran for, but it was a bunch as he returned punts, kickoffs, and ran like a running back. Running back Devon Barnes was also impressive as he turned in a gritty performance and pounded out tough yards. Linebacker Blake Burman continued to dominate the middle of the field like an angry monster. Another defensive terror was Ryan "the Train" McClain who also blocked a punt on special teams. The most dazzling player of the evening was Sophomore Chevoski Collins. It's almost scary to think that this kid is only in the 10th grade as the audience was treated to a Dustin Harris type performance (see the highlight reel and the play of the week). If Collins is able to stay healthy, and the rest of the team continues to perform at this level, special things could be in store for the Livingston Lions (possibly for the next few years). Next up is Houston Washington in the Jungle.
The Dawg House was comfy confines for the Livingston Lions Friday night.
Head Coach Randy Rowe talks to his troops prior to the game.
Sophomore sensation Chevoski Collins crosses the goal line on a 70 yard punt return. The return was called back for a penalty. The call evidently had no impact on the ultimate outcome of the game.
Marquise Thomas crosses the goal line for a touchdown.
Chevoski Collins was all the rage in this game.
Little happy Lion fans can't hide their enthusiasm.
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