The Livingston Lions treated Huntsville like a red headed step child.
Lions Put D in Undefeated, Mistreat Huntsville 50 - 13, LIVINGSTON, September 17, 2011 - The Livingston Lion Varsity Football Team took the field on the evening of Friday, September 16, 2011 and torpedoed the Huntsville Hornets in a game that seemed like a coming out party for the Lion defense. The game started out in what appeared would be a defensive struggle as neither the Lions nor the Hornets could seem to move the ball early in the first quarter. That's when the Lion defense stepped in and drew first blood. Defensive back De'Ondre Jackson (who was a menace for the entire evening) Blitzed from the left corner unblocked and caught the Huntsville quarterback in the end-zone sacking him for a safety, Lions 2, Hornets 0. The entire Lion defense just played a whale of a game. They batted down passes, sacked the Huntsville QB, stopped most of their running game, completely shut down their passing game, and intercepted passes. The Hornets did score on one fluke running play when their running back found the end-zone on a long run (the other score came on a running play late in the game during trash time). Senior defensive lineman Dakerrian Wyatt, was a run stuffing machine, defensive end Kade Burman has consistently been an unstoppable force (Burman also intercepted a pass last night), De'Ondre Jackson, Wesley Potter (also had an interception), the corners and safeties, the linebackers, the entire defense played as one cohesive unit and frustrated the Hornets who started to lose their composure in the second half.
Offense Becoming More Balanced... The Lion offense who typically runs, showed last night that they were actually capable of passing and executing the passing game consistently. Quarterback Chevoski Collins threw touchdown passes to Cassity Land and Antonio White and seemed to catch the Hornets defense off guard as they passed effectively on multiple occasions, but It was Collins and the stable of Lion running backs that inflicted the most damage on the Hornets. When balanced with a passing game, the Lions had the appearance of serious contenders who can go deep into the post season. Not kidding, the Lions look more different this year than I've ever seen them before. They look seriously legit. When the defense stepped up the way they did last night AND the Lions showed that they could execute passing with consistency they suddenly had the look of a high school team that will make your jaw drop. This was the most complete and balanced game I've ever seen any Livingston Lion team play...EVER. Head Coach Randy Rowe and his staff have put out a product that the town of Livingston can be very proud of.
The next game is another home game on September 23 (this Friday). Kickoff is at 7:30 pm against Port Neches-Groves at Lion Stadium. Folks you don't want to miss this game. Come breathe the rarefied air. This is the most complete and balanced Lion team you may ever see. -- Willie Openshaw, Editor
Dazed and cofused: A befuddled Huntsville quarterback is surrounded by Lion defenders.
Defensive lineman Cole Galloway bottles up a Hornet running back behind the line of scrimmage.
The Lion defense was swarming and disruptive for the entire game.
No mercy: Defensive end Kade Burman rushes in trying to block a punt.
De'Ondre Jackson about to register another quarterback sack.
The Lion defense simply refused to let the Huntsville offense get anything going.
After getting beat up by the Lion defense, the Hornets had to deal with Chevoski Collins and the Lion offense.
Cassity Land hauled in a bomb from Collins and then coasted into the endzone for a touchdown.
...Later in the game Collins connected with Anotino White in the endzone for another touchdown.
Running back Marquise Thomas crosses the goal line for a Lion TD.
Quarterback Chevoski Collins put on the usual spectacular fireworks show.
Antonio White runs towards the sidelines while being escorted by Miguel Rodriguez....
...moments later White crossed the goal line for another Lion touchdown.
Damien Collins was also a serious offensive weapon.
Quarterback Chevoski Collins guides his team.
Antonio White returns a punt behind the blocking of Chevoski Collins.
The home crowd was treated to quite a show.
Coach Rowe heaped praise on his team and then lead the team in prayer at the conclusion of the game.
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