Casey Hoover and the Livingston Lions had a long hot afternoon in Beaumont.
Ozen Bowls Over Lions, BEAUMONT, October 13, 2013 - On a sunny afternoon in Beaumont, the Livingston Lions went to Carol "Butch" Thomas Stadium and got soundly beaten by the Beaumont Ozen Panthers. The Panthers, made up mostly of seniors had a banner day against the Lion offense and defense.
7:12 To the Lions credit, they drew first blood when the defense forced an Ozen fumble that the Lions recovered. A few plays later Hutchinson took a handoff from quarterback Kurt Wilson and ran into the endzone from four yards out, then missed the PAT: Lions 6, Panthers 0
7:41 Ozen runs in touchdown converted 2 point conversion: Panthers 8, Lions 6
4:06 Bromari Ferrell makes a 41 yard TD run, Lions missed 2 point conversiton: Lions 12, Panthers 8
3:29 Ozen scores a 59 yard TD run on a quarterback keeper, missed PAT: Panthers 14, Lions 12
2:25 Ozen blocks Lion punt and scoops up ball then runs in for TD, missed PAT: Panthers 20, Lions 12
1:50 Ozen throws 40 yard bomb for a TD, missed PAT: Panthers 40, Lions 12
4:50 Lions thrown 20 yard TD pass, made 2 point conversion: Panthers 40, Lions 20
0.35 Xavier Hutchinson makes 3 yard TD run, Lions convert 2 point conversion: Panthers 40, Lions 28
FINAL: PANTHERS 40, LIONS 28
I know that I sound like a broken record, but the Lions are learning. These rough days (like yesterday) are the laying of a foundation for the Lions. I know that sounds a little crazy, but it's through hard knocks and learning the hard way that the young Lions will get better. This young team must persever and drive on. The passing is getting better, and I'm still excited about Kurt Wilson leading the Lions over the next few years.
Willie P. Openshaw, Editor
Click here for the highlight reel.
The Lions drew first blood when they recovered an Ozen fumble that led to a Lion touchdown.
Xavier Hutchinson carries for the Lions.
The Lion defense penetrated the to the Ozen backfield several times on the day.
The Ozen QB wasn't afraid to keep the ball and run.
Freshman QB Kurt Wilson is growing by leaps and bounds. Wilson carries the rock for the Lions.
Chris Hodges (84) looks to block for running back David Caddie.
Kurt Wilson throws a short pass to David Caddie.
Running Back Bromari Ferrel took a handoff and then...
...broke for a 41 yard Lion touchdown.
Ferrell outruns the Ozen defense.
Xavier Hutchinson collides with Texas' top high school cornerback, Tony Brown.
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