It Doesn't Have to be Like This, LIVINGSTON, September 21, 2017 - All credit due to the Nederland Bulldogs, they're a good football team, BUT DANG! 44 to 7 in the Lions Den? Yes, this game was worse than the last game (loss to Caney Creek 41 - 14). Honestly, the Lions could go toe-to-toe with Nederland, but when you constantly turn the ball over, and shoot yourself in the foot (over and over), then the Dogs are going to take advantage of it every time. I lost count of the time the Lions fumbled the ball away. There were also interceptions, and even a muffed punt (well, sort of muffed, the ball was surrounded by Nederland players and a Lion jumped in to stop the ball from rolling deeper into their own territory, but somehow messed that up and Nederland got the ball like on the 6 yard line of the Lions). Two plays later, Bulldog touchdown. The Lions also dropped a lot of passes. At halftime it was Bulldogs 23, Lions 7. The Lions were still in the game, but in the second half it went from bad to worse. When the final whistle mercifully blew, the thrashing was complete. Bulldogs 44, Lions 7. Ouch. Two beatings in a row. The Lions have six days to not only prepare to travel to and play the Lumberton Raiders, but also work on senseless mental errors. Cut out the mental mistakes and the Lions can win these things. Seriously, it doesn't have to be like this. Enjoy the pictures below.
Willie P. Openshaw, Editor
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Lion Quarterback, Jared Seagroves, launches a pass.
Cameraon Saenz battles for a pass.
There's a Bulldog ball carrier somewhere under there.
Receiver Christian Mitchell leaps to haul in a spectacular catch.
Two plays later, the Bulldogs showed they can make their own spectacular catches when they picked off a pass intended for Mitchell.
Running Back, Joe Lewis tries to evade a Bulldog tackler.
Christian Mitchell looks for an open receiver behind a valuable Lion convoy.
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