Lions Continue Downward Spiral, LIVINGSTON, October 24, 2009 - The Livingston Lions varsity football team continues to lose to teams that they are capable of beating. I'm not a coach (I don't even play one on TV), but from my pedestrian observation, I noticed three glaring weaknesses from the Livingston Lions: The special teams has a tendency to give up big plays on punts and kickoffs. To their credit, Dominique Rushing had some good returns, but the special teams also gave up a touchdown (right after they tied the game). Defense, Teams have showed week after week that they can effectively pass at will on the Lions. This especially hurt the Lions when the Lions had teams down to 3rd and long. The pass would allow opponents to sustain their drives and ultimately score touchdowns. Protecting the ball, I don't know how many fumbles the Lions have lost in the last 3 weeks but it hasn't been nice. I observed at least 4 fumbles in last night's loss to Nederland. On a more positive note, the Lions have a good offense and a fabulous running game. However, last night the Lions only found the end 2 times while defense and special times gave up over 30 points. Next week a smash mouth Beaumont Central team is coming to town and things don't look to get any easier for Livingston. -- Willie Openshaw, Editor
Quarterback Blake Burman launches a 20 strike to Cassity Land.
Dominique Rushing was effective at returning punts and kick offs.
The Bulldogs showed that they could throw the ball successfully (Cassity Land defending).
Ke Ke Johnson runs for yardage.
Greg Johnson ran well.
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