Lion Defense Awakens and Carries Team, LIVINGSTON, October 31, 2009 - The Lions season thus far has been a little disappointing. But Friday night, the Lions found their swagger again and knocked off a heavily favored undefeated Beaumont Central team in the Jungle. Entangled in a low scoring defensive struggle, the offense couldn't muster up a touchdown so the defense stepped up and scored the team's only touchdown when Divonte Ryans intercepted a pass and returned it 38 yards untouched for the Lions' only touchdown. That touchdown would prove to be the difference in a low scoring affair (Lions 10 - Jags 6) when the Jaguars only scored one touchdown and then missed the extra point. The Lions did also get a 30 yard field goal which provided a thin cushion (without much comfort). On this muddy night, the Lions did more than win a game, they pulled off a huge upset. The mood on the sidelines had a sense of urgency throughout the game that seems to have been missing in recent weeks. See Clint Davis' Lion Report.
Man of the hour: Divonte Ryans scampers untouched for a 38 yard touchdown.
On top of their game: The defense ruled the evening. Ryan "The Train" McClain pressures Central's QB.
Lions reliable running game had its moments, but the offense couldn't finish their drives.
The Lions used tricks. Cassity Land gets a first down off of a faked punt.
Ke Ke Johnson ran well...
But was injured in the second half...
...and had to leave the game.
Quentin Jackson carries the ball for Livingston.
Beaumont Central's defense was more than willing to dish out their own punishment on the Lion offense.
The sidelines were nothing more than a mud pit.
Running Backs Ke Ke Johnson (left) and Lions all time rushing leader Quentin Jackson.
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