Mr. Nasty: De'Ondre Jackson brings a very necessary element of nasty attitude to the Lion Defense.
Lion Defense Shuts Out Beaumont Central, Jags Crushed 35 - 0, BEAUMONT, October 1, 2011 - The Beaumont Central Jaguars who are known as a smash mouth football team got pushed around all evening by a Lion defense that showed up with their game face, beat up the Jags, and took their lunch money. Oh by the way, the Lion offense also showed up and racked up 35 points. In a game that didn't have all the offensive fireworks that we've come to be spoiled with, the Lions mostly scored by showing excellent ball control and excellent offensive balance as they ran and passed (passed enough to keep the Jaguar defense honest). The scary thing is, the Lions did it without their star running back, Devante Mays, who was injured early in the first quarter and sat out for the rest of the game. No problem, the Lions have depth at running back and still had Kid Dynamite (Antonio White), Devon Barnes, Kyle Neal, and Marquise Thomas. They did more than enough to keep the chains moving and get the Lion offense in scoring position all game. Collins threw a beautiful 41 yard bomb for a touchdown to Jacoby Landers. Collins also ran 15 yards for another touchdown. Collins was injured in the third quarter and was replaced by Quarterback Bryant McClendon who threw a 25 yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Glen Bangs. McClendon also ran 8 yards for the Lions' final touchdown. The nice thing that I observed is that the Lion passing game is slowly improving (which makes the Lion running game virtually unstoppable).
Lion Defense is Scary The Lion Defense is a particularly rude, disruptive bunch who generally imposes themselves on their hosts, and like most rude guests, everyone on the opposing team's side just wish their rude guests would go home. The defense forced 3 turnovers including 2 interceptions (1 by Brodrick Harrell and 1 by Ken Rue) and a fumble which the Lions recovered. Additionally, the Lion Defense (being the rude guests they are) decided to camp in the Jaguar backfield throughout the evening and never let the Jags get even a sniff of the endzone. The defense is solid and has a handful of inconsiderate characters including: Defensive End, Kade Burman, Defensive Back, De'Ondre Jackson, Linebacker, Devon Barnes, Defensive Lineman, Dakerrian Wyatt, Linebacker, Marquise Thomas, and Defensive Back, Gerrod Hilliard. Be sure to see our highlight reel (on Top Headlines Page) if you find any of this hard to believe.
Lots of Fun to Watch Some of you may find this hard to believe, but folks, your Livingston Lions are the bullies on the block in their district. They have steamrolled every opponent in their path thus far and only seem to be getting better. Head Coach Randy Rowe and his staff have assembled the most complete and balanced Livingston Lion team that this reporter has ever seen (I'm only in my fourth year of covering the Lions, but hey). Our next opponent is another road game and will be in Nederland to face the Bulldogs. If you're still not a believer it's your fault. Get off your keester and come watch the Livingston Lions Varsity Football team. I promise you wont be disappointed, in fact you'll be proud. It's affordable family fun and the the weather is beautiful to boot.
Willie Openshaw, Editor
A Bad Omen for Central: Defensive End, Kade Burman set the tone early when de-cleated this Central running back behind the line of scrimmage.
De'Ondre Jackson sacks the Central QB.
The Lion defense pinned their ears back and was nothing short of relentless for the entire game.
When the Lion offense had the ball, they ran it right down Central's throat.
Senior Lineman, Cole Galloway helps pave the way for a Lion ball carrier.
Kyle Neal has come on strong and proven to be an effective running back.
A Nose for the Endzone: Chevoski "Touchdown" Collins runs one in from 15 yards out.
When Chevoski Collins left the game with what appeared to be a bruised ankle, Quarterback Bryant McClendon showed he was capable and filled in nicely.
Quarterback Bryant McClendon evades a Jaguar defender.
Wide Receiver Glen Bangs pulls in a 15 yard TD pass from McClendon.
"I'll hold his ankle, you knock his block off": Wesley Potter (20) closes in on a Jaguar ball carrier as Kade Burman managed to grab a foot.
Running Back, Kyle Neal looks to elude Jaguar defenders.
Lion defenders swarm a Jaguar Running Back.
At the conclusion of the game, Head Coach, Randy Rowe heaped praise on his men for a job well done.
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