Football News 2010 Football News 2010 JV South Lamar Write-up
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Written by Allen J. Dunavant   
Tuesday, 05 October 2010 07:10

The Hubbertville Junior Varsity Lions played host to the South Lamar Stallions on Monday night, welcoming back former Hubbertville Principal Morris Moore who roamed the Stallion sidelines as head coach for the Junior Varsity Stallions.

Following the coin toss at mid-field, the Lions lined up to kick the ball away to get the game underway.  Hubbertville kicker McKain Hubbert booted the ball down field to the Stallions with the receiver fielding the ball at the 35-yard line and returning up field to the 42-yard line.  On first down the Stallions ball carrier scrambled around the left side of the offensive line and fumbled the ball with the Lions recovering at the Stallion 45-yard line to set up their first offensive drive.  Lion Quarterback Vess Benton lined up the offense and handed the ball off to Dakota Dozier on first down.  Dozier advanced the ball to the Stallion 35-yard line setting up another set of downs for the Lions.  On first down Benton was sacked by Luke Palmiter and Davey Long for a 6-yard loss.  Second down brought penalty flags flying as the Stallions jumped off-sides, setting up second and 11-yards for the Lions.  Benton handed the ball off to D. Dozier again with Dozier rushing up the middle where Canaan Fleming made the stop after a 2-yard gain.  Third down brought the Lions with the passing attack but Benton's pass to Nathan Young fell incomplete.  Facing fourth down and 9-yards at the Stallion 34-yard line, Hubbert was called on to punt the ball away.  Back to receive for the Stallions were Talbert Pate and Hershel Smith.  The Lions attempted a fake punt with a pass intended for Brandon Pinkard but the ball fell incomplete turning the ball over on downs to the Stallions.

 

First down for the Stallions brought Pate around the right side where D. Dozier made the stop after a 2-yard gain.  On second down, Fleming on a keeper rushed around the left side cutting back across the middle of the field and scrambled to the Lion 40-yard line before Tyler Wright made the saving tackle.  With a new set of downs the Stallions continued the rushing attack with Pate carrying the ball around the left side where he was met for the stop by Coby Dozier and a host of Lions at the 38-yard line.  Smith took the hand-off from Fleming and rushed around the right side with a sweep where Wright made the stop once again with no yardage gained for the Stallions.  Third down brought another keeper by Fleming, this time rushing outside and down the left side line to pickup the first down before Benton and Austin Bourland could make the stop.  First down at the 18-yard line brought Young rushing across the defensive line to bring Pate down in the backfield for a 1-yard loss.  On second down Fleming was met at the line by a host of Lion defenders with Wright making the tackle to set up third down and 11-yards.  Fleming called his own number again with the snap of the ball and scrambled around the right side where D. Dozier made the stop after a 5-yard gain to set up fourth down.  Facing fourth down and 6-yards at the Lion 13-yard line, Fleming faked a deep pass to the end zone, pulled the ball down and rushed up the middle untouched into the end zone to put the first points of the night on the scoreboard.  On the PAT, Fleming connected with Jason Launen in the end zone but officials called the play back for illegal procedures against the Stallions.  On the replay from the 8-yard line, the Stallion rushing attempt didn't reach the goal line as C. Dozier, Bourland and D. Dozier piled the line to make the stop.  With 41.3 seconds remaining in the first quarter of play the Stallions were in the lead 6-0.

Launen's kick rolled out of bounds at the Lion 34-yard line giving the Lions an opportunity for a re-kick.  On the re-kick Wright fielded the ball at the 45-yard line and rushed up field to the Stallion 41-yard line before a host of Stallions made the stop.  Benton returned the offense to the field and on first down rushed with the ball down the right side line where he was brought down by Launen at the 31-yard line.  With a new set of downs, Benton handed the ball off to Young who rushed around the left side to gain 9-yards before Pate made the tackle as time expired on the first quarter of play.

Facing second down and 1-yard, Benton lined up in the shot-gun and managed to fall on the ball at the 31-yard line, recovering the ball for the Lions after a bad-snap.  Facing third down and 9-yards, Benton went to the air connecting with Gabe Stidham who advanced to the 27-yard line.  A penalty against the Lions was declined to set up fourth down and 6-yards.  Benton stuck with the passing attack and connected with D. Dozier but Dozier was met immediately for the stop turning the ball over on downs at the 28-yard line.

On first down Fleming was met at the line of scrimmage by Reed Jones for a big stop.  On second down Fleming was brought down in the backfield by Jones and D. Dozier setting up third down and 11-yards at the 25-yard line.  Determined to move the ball down field Fleming called his own number and rushed with the carry breaking across the line and dodging would be tacklers to pick up another first down for the Stallions at the 34-yard line.  On first down, Fleming again rushed with the carry but was met at the line of scrimmage by C. Dozier and a host of defenders.  Second down brought the passing attack from Fleming, attempting to connect with Pate but the pass was incomplete.  Kamron Smith and D. Dozier broke across the line on third down and tackled Smith for a loss.  Facing fourth down and 11-yards, Fleming lined-up to punt the ball away with Stidham back to receive for the Lions.

Stidham bobbled the ball but scooped it up off the field at the 18-yard line and returned up field to the 33-yard line.  A penalty flag against the Lions for holding on the return moved the ball back to the Lion 22-yard line.  On first down, Benton handed the ball off to D. Dozier who rushed around the right side for a 2-yard gain.  Second down brought an incomplete pass from Benton to Austin Palmer.  Sticking with the passing attack, Benton went back to Palmer thru the air but the ball fell incomplete to set up fourth down and 8-yards deep in Lion territory.  Hubbert was called on to punt the ball away and once again a fake punt was attempted but Benton was brought down behind the line turning the ball over on downs to the Stallions at the Lion 17-yard line.

On first down, Fleming handed the ball off to Pate and Pate was brought down immediately in the backfield by Blayke Hill and Bourland for a 3-yard loss.  Second down brought more maroon in the backfield as Stidham sacked Fleming forcing the ball loose with Young recovering the ball for the Lions.

D. Dozier was brought down in the backfield by Fleming on first down for a 10-yard loss to set up second down and 20-yards for the Lions.  Benton with a keeper rushed on second down around the right side line as time expired on the first half of play.

Starting the second half of play, Launen booted the ball for the Stallions with Pinkard making the reception for the Lions at the 38-yard line and advancing to the 42-yard line before being stopped by Tyler Patrick.  D. Dozier got the call to carry on first down but was met at the 43-yard line for the stop by Brandon Sanford.  On second down, Benton handed the ball off to Young who rushed around the left side where he was met by a host of defenders.  On the down-take Young had the ball stripped but Stidham recovered for the Lions.  Facing third down and 6-yards at the Lion 45, Benton went to the air attack again, this time connecting with Pinkard who rushed across mid-field to the Stallion 40-yard line where Smith made the stop.  Benton rushed around the right end on first down gaining 8-yards for the Lions and on second down, D. Dozier was met at the line of scrimmage by Fleming and Long for the stop after a short yardage gain.  Third and 1-yard brought a penalty flag against the Lions for illegal procedure moving the ball back to the 36-yard line.  Benton went to the air again with a pass completion to Pinkard who rushed down the right side line and out of bounds at the 23-yard line.  On first down Benton was brought down after a 1-yard gain and on second down misery struck the Lion offense as Benton was intercepted by Pate near the 5-yard line but a penalty flag against the Stallions for holding gave the Lions another chance.  With a new set of downs at the 11-yard line, D. Dozier took the ball to the end zone around the right side untouched to light up the Lions side of the score board.  On the PAT attempt, Benton was brought down before reaching the goal line to tie the game at 6-6 with 2:02 remaining in the third quarter of play.

Hubbert's ensuing kick was received at the 40-yard line by Launen who immediately took a knee to set up play for the Stallion offense.  First down brought penalty flags against the Stallions for illegal procedure setting up first down and 15-yards from their 35-yard line.  Dustin Weathers took over as Quarterback for the Stallions and with the snap of the ball, Fleming took the hand-off and raced up the middle where he was met at the line of scrimmage forcing him to revert into the backfield.  What appeared to be a strong defensive stand for the Lions turned out to be a score for the Stallions as Fleming scrambled around eluding would be tacklers and rushing back to the line of scrimmage and breaking his way thru the line, rushing down field to the end zone. With 1:41 remaining in the third quarter the Stallions regained the lead.  The PAT attempt was not successful as the Stallions were penalized on the first attempt for illegal procedure and on the second attempt Fleming was sacked by Young and Hill.

Launen booted the ball on the ensuing kick to Stidham setting up first down for the Lions at the 32-yard line.  D. Dozier took the hand-off on first down and was brought down behind the line by Fleming.  Second down brought Benton on the rush with a keeper around the right side line where Holden Fields made the stop but not before Benton gained yardage to set up another set of downs for the Lions at the Lion 44-yard line.  Benton again rushed around the right side lines where Long made the tackle at the Stallion 41-yard line as the quarter came to a close.

On first down Wright was met immediately after the hand-off for a 4-yard loss as Fields rushed into the backfield for a 4-yard loss.  Benton was brought down in the backfield by Palmiter and Long on second down.  Facing third down and 16-yards, Benton took the attack back to the air but his pass intended for Young fell incomplete to set up fourth down and 16-yards.  Hubbert returned to the backfield to punt the ball away for the Lions with Smith receiving but the ball was fumbled with Young recovering for the Lions deep in Stallion territory at the 17-yard line.

Young took the hand-off from Benton on first down and rushed around the left side where he was met by a host of angry defenders after a 3-yard gain.  On second down Benton was sacked by Long for a 2-yard loss.  Third down brought Benton too the ground again as Long and Palmiter broke thru the line of scrimmage.  Facing fourth down and 10-yards at the 17-yard line, Benton went to the air attack again attempting to connect with Palmer but the pass was incomplete.  Penalty flags against the Stallions for interference gave the Lions another opportunity to find pay-dirt and facing first down and goal from the 9-yard line, Benton on a keeper rushed around the right side into the end zone for the touchdown.  With 4:16 remaining in the game the score was brought back to a tie.  The Lion coaching staff elected to kick the extra point in an attempt to take the lead over the Stallions but Hill's kick was no good leaving the score tied at 12-12.

Hubbert's short kick was fielded at the Stallion 46-yard line setting up first down and short field for the Stallion offense.  Fleming called his own number on first down rushing around the right side where Hill and C. Dozier made the tackle after a 2-yard gain.  On second down, Fleming again carried the ball rushing to the right and then cutting back across field where Wright made the tackle for the Lions at the 26-yard line saving the touchdown.  Launen took the ball up the middle on first down and was met at the 18-yard line by D. Dozier and C. Dozier for the stop.  Second down brought Launen with the rushing attack again, this time over right guard and into the end zone to give the Stallions a quick six and the lead with 1:52 remaining in the ball game.  On the PAT attempt, Fleming worked his way into the end zone putting the score at 20-12 with the Stallions on top of the Lions.

The Stallions elected an on-side kick with Launen booting the ball to Smith at the Lion 48-yard line.  Smith immediately fell on the ball setting up first down for the Lions with time running ticking away quickly on the Lions.  The Stallions jumped off-sides on first down moving the ball across mid-field to the Stallion 4-7-yard line.  The Stallions got the yardage back quickly as before the Lions could snap the ball penalty flags were thrown for a delay against the Lions.  Setting up first down at the Lion 48-yard line, the ball was fumbled on the snap and the Stallions recovered the loose ball at the Lions 35-yard line.  Fleming handed the ball off to Launen on first down with Launen rushing over the right guard where Wright made the tackle for the Lions.  Sticking with the rushing attack with Launen the Stallions moved the ball around the right side lines but a personal foul against the Stallions moved the ball back to the Lion 45-yard line to bring up third down and 20-yards.  Launen got the call to carry again for the Stallions rushing around the right side of the line of scrimmage where C. Dozier made the tackle for the Lions at the 44-yard line after a 1-yard gain.  Fleming lined up to punt the ball away to the Lions but faked the kick but penalty flags against the Stallions for illegal procedure set the ball at mid-field.  Fleming kicked the ball away to Stidham who fielded the ball at the 21-yard line and raced around the right side of the field where Pate brought him down at the 25-yard line.

With only 59.0 seconds remaining in the game, Benton went to the air with the passing attack.  On first down his attempt to Palmer fell incomplete.  Second down brought a completion to Stidham who made the catch in double coverage and raced to the Lion 45-yard line setting up another set of downs for the Lions with 55.2 seconds remaining.  On first down, Benton and Stidham made the connection again with Stidham advancing down field to the Stallion 36-yard line setting up another first down for the Lions with 39.6 ticks remaining on the game clock and no time-outs remaining for the Lions.  Benton took the snap and went deep over the middle but his pass was intercepted at the 18-yard line by Fleming who raced out to the 25-yard line where he took a sliding stop with 25.2 seconds remaining.  With the snap of the ball Fleming took a knee and the Stallions took the hard fought victory 20-12 as time expired giving the Junior Varsity Lions their first loss of the season.

The Junior Varsity Lions will host the Hackleburg Panthers on Monday, October 11th at Wiley Hollingsworth Stadium.  Game time is 6:30pm.

 
 

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