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Written by Allen J. Dunavant   
Tuesday, 08 September 2015 00:00
The Lions opened Region Six play on Friday night by welcoming the Lynn Bears to Wiley Hollingsworth Stadium. The Bears entered the game with hopes of earning their first win of the season after falling in their previous two games to Sumiton Christian and Winston County. Captains met at mid-field for the coin toss with the Bears off to a good start by winning the toss and electing to receive the opening kick-off.

Jordan Davis and Brandon Heck lined up deep to receive the opening kick from Dax Benton with Heck making the reception at the 6-yard line advancing out to the twenty-four where Trey Snow and Tanner Upton were on the stop for the Lions. Heck got the call to carry the ball on first down and rushed over right tackle for a 6-yard gain with Benton making the solo tackle.  Sticking with the rushing attack by Heck the Bears fought for an additional two yards with Lathan Holliday and Robert Pitts making the stop leaving Lynn facing third down and 2-yards at their own thirty three yard line. Austin Jones took the hand-off outside of the right side of the line of scrimmage for the first down with Holliday on the stop. First down brought more of Heck on the rushing attack for an 8-yard gain before McKain Hubbert and Benton brought him down. Chadwick Tittle called his own number advancing the ball up to the Bears 49-yard line to award his offense with another set of downs. First down brought Tittle around the right end with the ball but Ryan Brubaker remained in position to make the stop after a 4-yard gain. Heck fought his way out near the Lion 42-yard line with M. Hubbert making the solo tackle leaving the Bears facing fourth down and inches. Following a time-out by the Lynn coaching stall, Jones rushed the ball straight up the middle for another first down deeper in Lion territory placing the ball down at the 37-yard line. Cameron Baldy rushed around the right end with Brubaker on the stop for the Lions after a 4-yard pickup. On second down the Bears jumped off-sides moving the ball back five yards with Baldy taking the hand-off up the middle where he was brought down by Upton, R. Pitts and a host of other defenders leaving the Bears facing third down and 10-yards. Breaking from the huddle, Tittle attempted his first pass of the evening in an effort to connect with Ethan Delay but Snow stepped in front of the ball making the interception advancing down the right side line deep into the Lynn red zone but the ball was returned to the Lions 10-yard line following penalties on the interception return.

On first down Benton took the ball down field racing untouched for what appeared to be a 90-yard rushing touchdown but once again the play was called back with the call against the Lions for holding moving the ball back to the Hubbertville 18-yard line leaving the Lions facing first down and twenty. First down brought Caleb Palmer with the rushing attack around the left side of the line of scrimmage for 8-yards with Ryan Cagle and Christopher Calvert on the stop. Benton took the hand-off around the right side of the line of scrimmage with Baldy on the stop for the Bears at the thirty eight yard line leaving the Lions facing third down and 2-yards. Holliday got the call to fight for the first down advancing the ball up the middle to the 41-yard line with Robert Talley and Carvert making the stop. Palmer wasted little time pushing the ball down field along the left side line advancing to the Lynn 34-yard line before Jordan Davis and Calvert managed to chase him down for the tackle. The Bears jumped off-sides on first down moving the five yards ball deeper and on first down Justin Hancock went to the air attack in an attempt to connect with M. Hubbert but the pass was in and out of Hubberts hands leaving the Lions facing second down and five at the Bears 29-yard line. Benton took the hand-off around the right end for the first down with Heck and Davis on the stop at the 20-yard line. Holliday got the call to rush for additional yardage moving the ball over center for an additional five-yard gain with Davis and a host of others making the tackle. Benton took the hand-off up the middle but was tripped up by Cagle after a four yard gain leaving the Lions facing third down and one. Hancock called his own number and raced around the left end for the first down at the 9-yard line. Facing first and goal, the Lions were penalized moving the ball back five yards to the 14-yard line bringing the first quarter to a close. Benton took the hand-off around the right side of the line of scrimmage for three yards where he was met by a host of determined defenders for the stop leaving the Lions facing second and goal. Palmer rushed over right tackle fighting his way near the goal line but was ruled down at the 2-yard line to bring up third down for the Lion offense. Holliday got the call to punch the ball across the goal line and with the snap of the ball he fought his way up the middle for the score. With 10:34 remaining in the first half of play the Lions were first on the scoreboard. Lining up for the kick on the PAT attempt, the Bears jumped off-sides moving the ball half the distance to the goal line. With the additional yardage awarded, Coach Lamar Harris elected to fight for the two-point conversion with Hancock pitching the ball back to Benton who walked into the end zone untouched leaving the score 8 - 0, favoring the home team Lions.

Heck made the reception on the ensuing kick from Benton at the 10-yard line advancing to the 27-yard line with Upton and Holliday on the stop. First down brought penalty flags against the Bears moving the ball back to the 22-yard line. Jones got the call to rush on first down with Benton on the solo stop after three yard gain. Brubaker was in position making the stop on Davis at the 27-yard line leaving Tittle and the Bears offense facing third down and 10-yards. Once again the Bears jumped off-side prior to the snap moving the ball back five-yards. Third down brought Heck with the ball out of the backfield for an additional 3-yards with Upton, Holliday, Brubaker and others on the stop leaving the Bears facing fourth down and twelve deep in their own territory. Cagle lined-up in the backfield punting the ball away with Hancock allowing the ball to roll dead at the Lions 42-yard line.

Out of the huddle Hancock went to the air attack in an attempt to connect with Nick Smith but the ball was just beyond reach bringing up second down. Benton got the call to carry and with the snap of the ball advanced over the right side of the line of scrimmage fighting off would be tacklers advancing just across mid-field before Baldy and others could make the stop. Holliday took the hand-off over right guard on third down awarding the Lions with another set of downs at the Bears 47-yard line. Snow got tangled-up in the backfield on first down resulting in a two-yard loss with Davis, Micah Cagle and others making the stop. Second down brought Benton once again over the line of scrimmage fighting off would be tacklers and advancing the ball down to the 36-yard line where Cagle and Baldy brought him down. First down brought Hancock dropping back into the passing attack connecting down field with Nick Smith who made the catch at the 20-yard line. With a new set of downs, Palmer advanced the ball around the right side of the line of scrimmage for an additional 7-yard gain. Second down brought Snow with the carry out of the backfield leaving the Lions facing third down and two-yards just short of the 12-yard line. Benton was called upon to advance the ball deeper and with the snap of the ball he fought his way to the 9-yard line for the first down. First down brought Hancock scrambling around the left side and into the end zone for what appeared to be the score but the Lions were penalized on a holding call moving the ball back to the 23-yard line leaving the Lions facing first down and goal. Hancock went back to the air attack attempting to connect with Smith in the end zone and the Bears were penalized for interference moving the ball back to the 11-yard line. Benton took the pitch-out around the right side before cutting back up the middle where he was brought down by Cagle, Tittle and others to save the score. Second down brought Benton with the rushing attack once again advancing the ball closer to the goal line with Calvert, Cagle and others on the stop at the 4-yard line. Not to be withheld, Benton took the hand-off once again and fought his way into the end zone for the touchdown with 1:41remaining in the first half of play. The PAT kick by M. Hubbert, with Hancock holding and Tre Tranum on the snap, was perfect raising the score 15 - 0.

Benton's ensuing kick was bobbled by Heck who advanced the ball to the 32-yard line where he was met for the stop by Upton and Brubaker. First down brought Baldy up the middle with the rushing attack but Upton and Pitts were on the stop resulting in no gain on the play. On second down Baldy took the ball around the right end with Upton, Brubaker and Palmer making the tackle. The Bears were penalized for a holding call moving the ball back to the 24-yard line. Facing second and twenty, Heck fought his way over the left side of the line of scrimmage but was met by Upton and a host of others bringing up third down and 19-yards for the Bears. Baldy took the ball around left end but Upton, R. Pitts and others made the tackle resulting in no gain on the play leaving the Bears facing fourth down. Cagle dropped back into the backfield and punted the ball away with the ball coming to a rest at the Lions 43-yard line.

First down brought Benton down the left side line advancing deep down field to the Lynn 24-yard line where Jones made the stop as time expired on the first half of play. Both teams exited the field for their locker rooms with the Lions holding the lead 15 - 0.

Benton and Palmer lined-up deep to receive the second half opening kick from Heck with Benton making the reception at the 17-yard line advancing to the 41-yard line with Heck making the saving tackle. First down brought Holliday up the middle with the hand-off with Calvert on the stop after an 8-yard gain. Jones and Davis fought their way across the line of scrimmage to bring Palmer down in the backfield on second down resulting in a four yard loss. Holliday took the hand-off up the middle to the Bears 44-yard line for a 10-yard gain resulting in a first down and then rushed the ball over left guard for an additional 8-yard gain with Calvert, Cagle, Davis and others pulling him down for the stop. Facing second down and 2-yards at the Bears 42-yard line, Hancock went to the passing attack connecting with M. Hubbert down the right side line with Hubbert racing untouched into the end zone for the touchdown. Hubberts kick on the PAT was perfect and the score stood 22 - 0 with 9:20 remaining in the third quarter.

Benton's ensuing kick was fielded at the 7-yard line by Heck who tripped up on the return setting the Bears up at their own 20-yard line. First down brought Heck around the right end with Upton, Benton, R. Pitts and others on the tackle. Following the play the Bears were penalized moving the ball back deep to the 8-yard line. Heck took the hand-off over left guard rambling his way out to the 25-yard line with Smith on the solo tackle for the Lions. Second down brought Heck out of the backfield with the carry but he was met immediately at the line of scrimmage by D.J. Pitts, R. Pitts and Benton for the stop leaving the Bears facing third down and 5-yards. Sticking with Heck on the rushing attack proved successful with Heck advancing the ball over the right side of the line to the 38-yard line with Smith and a host of others on the stop. Heck got the call to carry the ball once again advancing over the left side of the line for three yards with D.J. Pitts, Palmer and M. Hubbert on the tackle. Facing second down and seven, Heck continued the rushing attack but was met behind the line of scrimmage by M. Hubbert for a two yard loss. Third down brought Baldy with the hand-off but he was met immediately behind the line of scrimmage for a loss by Brubaker leaving the Bears facing fourth down. Cagle dropped back to punt the ball away with Hancock back to receive for the Lions. The Lions were penalized for roughing the kicker moving the ball across mid-field to the Lion 47-yard line setting up the Bears offensive front in Lion territory. First down brought Heck with the hand-off over the left side of the line but M. Hubbert, Smith and Benton made the stop after a 1-yard gain. Second down brought Baldy around the right end with the ball but Holliday and Benton made the stop and following the play the Bears were penalized moving the ball back to their own 37-yard line. Tre Tranum made his presence known on the field on third down by rushing into the backfield and scooping up a fumble advancing the ball back to the 27-yard line setting Hancock and the Lion offense up with excellent field position deep in the Bears end of the field.

Wasting little time off the game clock, Hancock called his own number and rushed to the end zone for the 27-yard rushing touchdown with 3:43 remaining in the third quarter of play. The PAT kick by M. Hubbert was straight down the middle of the uprights increasing the score 29 - 0.

Benton's ensuing kick rolled out of bounds setting Tittle and the Bears offensive front up at their own 35-yard line. Jones got the call to rush on first down gaining 7-yards with Palmer and M. Hubbert on the tackle. Sticking with Jones on the rushing attack resulted in no gain on second down as Benton and Upton made the stop at the line of scrimmage. Jones once again got the call to fight for needed yardage advancing around the left end of the line of scrimmage with Snow and Smith making the stop after a 3-yard gain. First down brought misery as the ball was fumbled on the exchange but Jones recovered the ball for the Bears at the Lion 47-yard line. Tittle dropped back to pass on second down but was brought down in the backfield for a sack by Upton leaving the Bears facing third down and 20-yards at their own 46-yard line. Heck got the call to fight for needed yardage with the rushing attack but he was met in the backfield for the stop by Benton and a host of other defenders as the third quarter came to an end. Facing third down near the 45-yard line, Tittle connected with Calvert on a pass over the middle just beyond the line of scrimmage with Calvert advancing to the Lions 46-yard line where M. Hubbert made the stop. Facing fourth down and long, Tittle went to the passing attack once again but the connection with Baldy was unsuccessful turning the ball over on downs to the Lions at their own 46-yard line.

Holliday took the hand-off up the middle on first down with Nicolas Molinar and Cagle making the tackle just within inches of the first down marker. Snow got the call to fight for the needed yardage on second down taking the hand-off around the left side of the line of scrimmage and rambling down field bouncing off would be tacklers for the 46-yard rushing touchdown with 10:13 left in the game. The two-point conversion was unsuccessful following the score but the Lions lead held steady at 35 - 0.

Ethan Delay lined up deep to receive the ensuing kick from Benton but the ball rolled into the end zone setting Tittle and the Bears offensive front up at their own 20-yard line. Calvert rushed over left side for 2-yards on first down with Palmer and Cannon Alexander on the stop and Tittle called his own number on second down but was met by Benton for the solo tackle after a three yard gain. Tittle called upon Calvert to fight for the needed yardage advancing over right guard but the ball was fumbled on the exchange with the Bears making the recovery at the 32-yard line. With a new set of downs the Bears continued the rushing attack with Davis moving the ball out to the 45-yard line for another set of downs. Upton made the stop on Calvert at the line of scrimmage on first down and Tittle called upon Davis to continue the rushing attack. Davis was met in the backfield by Tranum and Upton for a two yard loss on second down and once again by a host of Lions lead by Upton on third down. Facing fourth down and 19-yards, Cagle punted the ball away with the ball rolling to a stop at the 17-yard line.

Ethan Nichols brought the Lion offensive front to the line of scrimmage relieving Hancock as quarterback. First down brought penalty flags against the Lions for a delay of game. Second down brought Palmer with the hand-off out of the backfield around the right side of the line of scrimmage with Davis on the stop after a three yard gain. Upton got the call to rush the ball up the middle on second down picking up two yards with Cagle and a host of other defenders on the tackle. With the Lions facing third down, Jones fought his way across the line of scrimmage bringing Palmer down in the backfield leaving the Lions facing fourth and long at their own 25-yard line. M. Hubbert punted the ball away with Jones making the reception at the Bears 30-yard line advancing up field but a penalty against the Bears resulted in the ball being placed down at the Lynn 43-yard line.

First down brought a pitch-out to Heck who rushed around the left end with M. Hubbert on the stop for the Lions at the 47-yard line. With the snap of the ball the Bears were penalized for an illegal procedure moving the ball back to the 43-yard line. Zach Hubbert and Robert Pitts rushed into the backfield on the replay of down and sacked Tittle resulting in an 8-yard loss and bring up third down and 19-yards for the Bears. Tittle handed the ball off to Calvert for the rushing attack but Upton and a host of defenders were in position for the stop allowing time to expire on the game clock with the final score standing at 35 - 0 in favor of the home standing Lions. The shut-out by the Lions is the first since their 2014 Homecoming game when the team defeated the South Lamar Stallions by the score of 27 - 0. Serving as team Captains for the Lions were Dax Benton, Lathan Holliday and McKain Hubbert.

This Friday night the Lions will travel to Guin and continue Region 6 play by facing-off with the Marion County Red Raiders. Game time is 7:00p.m.

Comments from Head Coach Lamar Harris:
"The guys have made some improvements as the season begins to progress. We've still got a long road ahead of us but it's encouraging to see the progress, even the amount which the guys have made just since the last game alone. That's what we've said over and over; hard-work and determination in practice can make a difference at game time and I'm proud of the guys for sticking with our game plan for tonight's game. We have a lot of improvement left and a lot of ball playing left so they have to realize that and continue their concentration on our team goals. We will continue working with our detailed practices and with determination and hard work we can continue improving making an all out effort to over come our mental mistakes. Those mistakes are resulting in way too many penalties. We have to work as a team to overcome those penalties. Tonight our guys started a little slow on defense, way too slow for my approval, but offensively we managed to move the ball down the field and score. I'm proud of the victory and proud of the guys for their hard fought effort in this game. We look forward to the upcoming practice week and we will continue working on those issues which are of concern. We are hoping for a large crowd of our fans to follow us to our first Region Six game away from our home stadium and the guys really need that support. We know the game will be tough as it always is when we meet up with Marion County."
Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 September 2015 10:19
 
 

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