Lions Own Mistakes Lead to Their Undoing, LUMBERTON, October 18, 2010 - The Livingston Lions Varsity Football Team went to Lumberton on Friday October 15, 2010 and jumped out to a 14 point lead only to watch their lead evaporate (due largely to their own mistakes) as they failed to protect the football fumbling 6 times and being intercepted one time. Additionally the Lion secondary got torched by a Lumberton passing game that passed at will as the Lions lost by 2 points to a team that they should've beat handily. While the secondary has issues, the Lions would've been able to overcome that flaw if they would've been able to protect the ball better. The running game was working as usual and the passing game had a few moments. Quarterback Chevoski Collins tossed a 50 yard touchdown pass to Antonio White early in the first Quarter to put the Lions up 7 to 0. A short time later Devonte Mays took a handoff 70 yards on a spectacular run putting the Lions up 14 to 0. The problem is the Lions allowed the Raiders to keep it close as they scored a TD a short time later making in 14 ti 7. Then the Lions scored again going up 21 ti 7. The Raiders answered making it 21 to 14. The Raiders kept it just close enough to where they could beat a Lions team that was clearly a better team. Ultimately, the Lions beat themselves. Down by only 2 points the Lions had the ball in the last 2 minutes and were driving before fumbling it away ending any chance of a Lion victory and watching helplessly as the Raider QB sat on the ball perserving a 30 to 28 Lumberton victory. For the third year in a row the Lions fell the Lumberton and it's annoying as heck. This game had a lot of positives, and other than a few negatives (deadly negatives) the Lions played decent. Work on the secondary, protect the ball better, and a little more seriousness on passing and the Lions will go far. Defensive End Ryan McClain continues to dominate defensively and Defensive Lineman Dakarian Wyatt came on strong in getting to the quarterback. The Lions next game is against Beaumont Ozen Friday in Livingston.
The Lumberton Raiders entered the game amidst fog, fanfare, and throngs of supporters.
The Lions came out throwing as Chevoski Collins launches a pass...
...the pass found it's mark hitting a wide open Antonio White who skated in for a 50 yard TD pass.
Lion defenders make a call as they forced a fumble early on...
...the refs concurred: Lions ball.
The Lumberton Quarterback met Ryan "The Train" McClain up close and personal. McClain registers a sack.
The Train goes airborne. As usual, by night's end, the opposing QB had seen enough of The Train.
McClain is relentless (and the Lumberton Quarterback knows it).
Devonte Mays found an opening and broke one...
...Mays rumbled 70 yards for a TD to help the Lions to a 14 - 0 score.
Quarterback Chevoski Collins had a ground attack at his disposal.
The Raiders answered with precision guided bombs.
Head Coach Randy Rowe leaves no doubt as to who is in charge of the Lions.
Collins himself will run the ball and any given split second.
Running Back Antonio White cuts and looks to pick up some real estate.
Officer Leon Middleton (a regular Lion supporter) couldn't believe a bad call.
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