Barbers Hill scores an easy TD setup by a Lion turnover.
Enter Playoffs, Exit Playoffs: Lions' Spirit of Giving Equals Unceremonious Exit, HUMBLE, November 17, 2012 - The 2012 Livingston Lions Varsity Football Team's entrance into the UIL playoffs was shortly lived as they exited Turner Stadium in Humble under an embarresing 31 - 0 loss. The holidays are a season of giving and the Lions were in a very giving mood. Their generosity ensured the Barbers Hill Eagles will advance to the next round while the Lions will be home for the holidays and their 2012 season a fading memory.
4:30 remaining: Eagles short run for a TD (setup by an intercepted Lion pass). Eagles 7, Lions 0.
11:26 remaining: Another short run for a TD (setup by a fumbled punt). Eagles 14, Lions 0.
00.05 remaining: Eagles kick field goal (setup by a fumbled Lion exchange). Eagles 17, Lions 0.
8:20 remaining: Eagles run in a 7 yard TD (setup by a Lion fumble). Eagles 24, Lions 0.
3:50 remaining: Eagles run in a 43 yard TD. Eagles 31, Lions 0.
FINAL SCORE: Barbers Hill 31, Lions 0
I don't know what to say or where to begin in this one except stating the obvious; turnovers killed the Lions. The defense didn't stop the Eagles. The Lion offense couldn't muster up a single point. I try to be positive when I write this, but I also have to tell the truth. On the positive side, when the Lions weren't turning the ball over, they looked every bit as good as the Barbers Hill Eagles, on the reality check side, Barbers Hill prevailed because they protected the ball, and their defense held. There were more turnovers by the Lions, I only listed the ones that led to Eagle scores. I feel bad for the senior players whose last memory of playing for the Lions was such an embaressing defeat at the hands of a beatable team. This is one of those games where you just want to forget about it. There's no highlight reel to be made (unless I made one for Barbers Hill). Alas, hope springs eternal. There's always next year, and we'll be there to cover the 2013 Lions. In the meantime, get ready for thanksgiving.
Willie P. Openshaw
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