Cornerback Jaquavious Nix breaks up a Silsbee pass in the first quarter.
Lions Fall to Silsbee Tigers, LIVINGSTON, September 14, 2014 - The Livingston Lions fell to the Silsbee Tigers in the Lion's Den on Friday night in a game where the Lion defense was exploited by the Tigers in the first half. While the Lions had some good plays, collectively, the Lions just didn't have a great game on either side of the ball. Credit to the Silsbee Tigers, they're a good physical hard playing team and simply outplayed our Lions. The Tigers were able to overcome their own mistakes (like turning over the ball multiple times) and still beat the Lions.
5:43 - Tigers 8 yard TD pass with PAT, Tigers 7, Lions 0
4:49 - Kurt Wilson 56 yard TD run on QB keeper with PAT game tied at 7
3:34 - Tigers 5 yard TD run with PAT Tigers 14, Lions 7
1:33 - Tigers 17 yard TD pass with PAT Tigers 21, Lions 7
3:00 tiger long TD run missed PAT Tigers 27, Lions 7
2:03 Lions TD Pass to BJ Mottu, PAT blocked
FINAL SCORE: TIGERS 27, LIONS 13
The Lions defense tightened up some in the second half, but the Tigers were just more physical than the Lions. Quarterback Kurt Wilson was intercepted twice and the Lions fumbled away the ball at least once. Wilson also had a 56 yard TD run on a quarterback keeper. At the conclusion of the game, Head Coach, Brian Broussard didn't speak kindly to his men and addressed some of the issues that were problems for the Lions.
The Lions have a bye week coming up before traveling to Huntsville for their first district game. Once again, First Baptist Church of Livingston sponsored the press box provided a smorgasboard of delicious food.
In other sports news, the Corrigan-Camden Bulldogs continued to pulverize their opponents when they destroyed Trinity 58 to 27. The Bulldogs next game will be in Kountze to face the Kountze Lions and we'll be there to give the Dogs some very necessary coverage.
Willie P. Openshaw, Editor
The Tigers fumbled on the Lion goal line and the Lions recovered on Silsbee's opening drive.
Quarterback Kurt Wilson broke for a 56 yard TD run on a quarterback keeper.
Cole McAdams pressures the Silsbee quarterback.
Jaquavious Nix tacks on yards after a pass reception.
Only a Sophomore, Quarterback Kurt Wilson shows much promise, but also knows about the bad days that quarterbacks can have in all levels football.
BJ Mottu carries for the Lions.
Mottu crosses the goal line for the Lions.
Jamal Joyce scooped up a Silsbee fumble and took it the distance, but the TD was called back for an illegal block on the Lions (but we put the nice work in the highlight reel anyway).
A Silsbee defender picks off a Wilson pass.
Wide receiver Ryan Rice has emerged as a nice offensive weapon for the Livingston Lions.
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