Livingston- The Livingston Lions used a dominate defensive effort and a variety of offensive formations to bury the LCM Bears 50-24, before a standing room only homecoming crowd.
Lion senior running back Keaton Parker got the homecoming party started early when he raced into the end zone mid way thru the first quarter to give theLions the early lead at the 5:25 mark of the first quarter.
LCM tried to keep it close after getting the ball in good field position and connecting on a 27 yard field goal, early in the second quarter to make the score 7-3.
After struggling on their second posession the Lions needed a mere few seconds to expand their lead as Dustin Harris bolted for a 26 yard touchdown run to give the Lions a 14-3 lead with 10:06 to play in the second quarter.
The Lion defense led by Ricky Wagner, Brandon McGowen, Blake Burman, Keaton Parker, and Carlos Moreno turned the ball back over to the offense and Jordan Nixon took care of the rest bulling his way in for the score with 5:47 to go before the half the Lions led 21-3.
With the Lion defense playing lights out all night they forced the Bears to punt the ball away with just :16 left in the second quarter, Josh Henderson fielded the punt made two Bears miss on a 60 yard punt return making the score 28-3 at the half.
The Lions took the second half kickoff and used a perfect strike from Henderson to Prescott for a 22 yard gain to set up a Henderson 6 yard touchdown run with 10:37 left in the third to extend the Lion lead to 35-3.
With the Lion dominance firmly established Jordan Nixon put the game out of reach with his 18 yard touchdown run with 6:17 still left to go in the third quarter.
Give the Bears credit they never quit and scored on a 1 yard quarterback sneak early in the fourth quarter to cut the Lion lead to 42-10.
With the outcome no longer in doubt and the Bears having converted a fake punt for another score to pull a little closer, Quinton Jackson broke off a nice 50 yard run for the score and Dustin Harris made the most of a botched extra point snap and hit a wide open Josh Henderson for the two point conversion and a 50-17 Lion lead.
The Bears returned the ensuing kickoff for the score with :40 left to play as the Lions nailed down their third district win 50-24.
Coach Randy Rowe picked up his 23rd victory as Lion boss and set the stage for an epic battle with the Nederland Bulldogs next Friday night in Nederland for the district lead.
Clint Davis is a Sports Radio Commentator for local radioKETX 92.3
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