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Lions victorious in season opener

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Varsity Lions
The Lockhart Lion Varsity team traveled to Nelson Field last Friday, Sept. 2, for their season opening game against Lanier Vikings resulting in a victory, 15-7.
By the end of the first quarter the Lions had a 3-0 lead over the Vikings.
Head Coach Les Goad fired up the team during the halftime break resulting in the Lions scoring 12 points in t

he third quarter.
With a 15-0 lead, the Vikings tried to even the score during the fourth quarter. The Lions” defense only allowed them to score one touchdown. Time ran down for the Vikings giving the Lions a 15-7 win.
Offensively, the Lions used a running game as they rushed for 215 yards with an average gain of five yards.
Dwin Roland rushed for 56 yards with 12 carries, Frank Bravo rushed for 53 yards with nine carries, and Kerry Lampkin rushed for 49 yards with five carries.
The Lions next game will be against Johnston at the Lions” Stadium on Friday, Sept. 9, at 7:30 p.m.

J.V. Lions
The Lockhart High School Junior Varsity football team started the 2005 season off on the right foot with a 37-8 victory over Austin Lanier last Thursday, Sept. 1, in Lion Stadium.
Special teams started the scoring with a punt return by Calvin Johnson after the Lions defense forced a three and out.
After the defense forced another punt, Johnson took the first offensive play 70 yards for a touchdown.
Demetrious Joseph added another touchdown for the Lions just before halftime. Lanier scored in the third quarter; however, the Lions regained the momentum of the game by driving the field capitalizing on an 11-yard touchdown run by Johnson.
Edgar Silva intercepted a pass ending the Lanier drive. Fullback Gaylon Hill completed the drive scoring from Lockhart 25-yard line.
“The offensive line (Shane Rhoades, Damien Salinas, Santos Ruiz, Kirt Koehler, John Squires, and James Law) did an outstanding job of creating holes for the running back,” Coach Brad Vickers said. “Defense and special teams did an exceptional job of providing great field position for the offense. All the players worked hard during the week to prepare for this game and contributed to this victory. “
The Junior Varsity team will travel to Austin next Thursday, Sept. 8, to play Austin Johnston at Noack2.
(Brad Vickers)

Freshman Lions
The Lockhart Freshman Maroon team opened their 2005 season with a convincing 36-0 win over the Lanier Vikings on Thursday, Sept. 1. The Lions dominated the Vikings in all phases of the game to secure the victory.
Starting linebacker, Rafael Regalado, started off the 2005 season with a bang as he raced 56 yards with an interception on the first play from scrimmage. The Lions tacked on the 2-point conversion to take an early 8-0 lead.
The Lion” offense went to work as they marched into pay dirt twice before intermission. Quarterback, Christian Estrada, engineered two long drives to help the home team build a 22-0 halftime lead. The Lions added one touchdown in each of the last two quarters to bring the final to 36-0.
Offensive standouts for the Lions were running backs, TJ Terrazas, Richard Ybarra, and Marquese McKinney. The offensive line of Zach DeLa Rosa, Mark Velasquez, Tim Harper, Royse Lee, Rafael Regalado and Max Lindstrom did an outstanding job opening holes, for the Lions” backs.
Several players made key plays defensively to help keep the Vikings out of the end zone. Kevin Haynes registered two fumble recoveries. On defensive end, Cory Robbins, made several key tackles for the Lions.
The Lions will try to secure their second win of the season on Thursday, Sept. 8, as they host Vista Ridge. Kickoff is set for 6:00 p.m.
(Courtesy of Ernie Bustamante)

L.J.H. Lions
The Lions” seventh and eighth grade football teams met Del Valle Ojeda on the field Tuesday, Aug. 30.
The eighth grade “maroon” team pulled out an 8-6 victory against Del Valle. Brian Martinez scored on a 55-yard run up the middle as the offensive line made the path. Samuel Young, Dion Turner, Tony Moreno and Will Rodriguez made up the offensive line.
The eighth grade “white” team also walked away with a victory, 14-8. Quarterback Kendal Young scored the first touchdown, and fullback Blake Fehr scored the next touchdown from a 70-yard kick-off return.
The seventh grade “maroon” team tied against Del Valle.
“The defense did a great job not allowing Del Valle Ojeda to score,” Coach Mark Elder said. “Big plays on defense were made by Todd Wimberly and Brooks Pittman.”
The seventh grade “white” team suffered from the only loss that evening to Del Valle, 12-0.
“Overall, defense didn”t allow a score in the second half,” Coach Andrew Corpus said. “Defense did an outstanding job of getting to the ball.”
(Courtesy of Mark Elder, Andrew Corpus, Gifford Whitehead and Steven Gilpin)

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