Head Coach Randy Rowe and his staff have the Lions hitting on all cylinders.
Lions Wallop Booker T. Washington 32 -7, LIVINGSTON, September 11, 2010 - The Livingston Lions defense nearly shut out Booker T. Washington on Friday night in the Jungle and let the offense do the rest in a game that was well played by the Lions in all facets of the game of football. The Lion D was led by linebacker "The Burminator" Blake Burman and defensive end Ryan "The Train" McClain whose disruptiveness was probably the most annoying part of a bad night for Booker T. Washington. Even the special teams was special in not allowing a return for a touchdown and doing the little things that special teams are expected to do (like make PATs and even converted at 2 point conversion). It's so nice when things work like they're supposed to. On the offensive side of the ball, Chevoski Collins and a handful of players had their way with the Booker T. Washington defense. In spite of some costly little penalties by the Lions, the team never lost focus and methodically dismantled Washington. While the Lion offense performed well, it was the entire Lion defense that was the stars on this night. Defensive End Ryan McClain and Linebacker Blake Burman have emerged as the heart and soul of a stingy Lion defense (allowing only one touchdown) and was extremely disruptive. Forced fumbles, interceptions, quarterback pressures and sacks, the defense did it all, including a touchdown when Bryant McClendon forced a fumble that resulted in a defensive touchdown. Cassity Land scooped up the ball and returned it 50 yards for the score. McClendon also had an interception for the second consecutive week. Defensive back Ken Rue hauled in a nice interception early in the game. Okay, now for the offense: It was the usual suspects of Chevoski Collins, Antonio White, Marquise Thomas, and a new offensive weapon emerged last night; running back Blayne Elster pounded out gritty chunks of real estate right up the middle and capped it off with a touchdown. Most of the damage was done by Chevoski Collins and Antonio White. Of course, none of this glory is possible without an offensive line that imposes its will in the trenches. When the smoke cleared it was Lions 32 - Eagles 7. As usual, sorry for not throwing exact numbers out there for y'all, but I'm no statistician (but that's okay, just watch the highlight reel and see this stuff for yourself). Next up the Lions have a road game in Huntsville. Come on out and support the boys, but if you can't make it, don't fret, we'll be sure to record everything and hopefully have another highlight reel chock full of thrills, spills and chills!
The Lions carried a flag in remembrance of victims of 9/11.
Linebacker Blake Burman (left) and Defensive End Ryan McClain anchor a solid defense.
Can't stop a Train: McClain was in the Washington backfield for most of the evening.
The Burminator wasn't exactly friendly either.
Defensive Back Ken Rue hauls in an early interception that helped to set the tone for a great night (depending on which team you supported).
Lion defenders crunch an Eagle ball carrier.
Ryan McClain brings down another Eagle.
Scoring is a little easier when you have a train blocking for you: Cassity Land crosses the goal line capping off a 50 yard fumble recovery for a touchdown. The fumble was forced by Bryant McClendon.
Blake Burman (right) and Ryan McClain set for a play.
Quarterback Chevoski Collins carries the ball.
New Offensive Weapon: Running Back Blayne Elster (left) prepares to punch it in for a touchdown from 7 yards out.
Quarterback Chevoski Collins guides the Lion offense downfield.
Running Back Antonio White follows his blockers (William Young #60 and Cole Galloway #67).
Quarterback Chevoski Collins had another spectacular evening and lit up the highlight reel.
Too fast: Chevoski Collins crosses the goal line for another touchdown.
Ryan McClain harrases the Washington quarterback.
The Booker T. Washington quarterback had a hard time trying to accomplish anything.
Dustin Barksdale (left) grabs an Eagle ball carrier as Blake Burman (12) and David Carrasco (31) prepare to broadside the runner.
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