Lions mount Wildcats for district victory
By Teri Reed
The Lockhart Lion varsity football team hosted the Elgin Wildcats for their first district win of the season, 49-26, on Friday, Oct. 21.
The Wildcats took the first lead of the game with a 2-yard rushing touchdown. Lockhart retaliated by overtaking the lead with three consecutive touchdown drives.
Dwin Roland made the Lion
s” first touchdown on a 57-yard carry. Quarterback Thomas Reppond completed a 32-yard pass to Curtis Clay for the second touchdown, and Casey Butler made the third consecutive touchdown on a 1-yard carry over the goal line.
Elgin struck back with a 2-yard rushing touchdown. The Wildcats attempted a two-point conversion, but Lockhart”s strong defense held them back.
It didn”t take the Lions much time to score again. After a 1:44 drive down field, the Lions made another touchdown from a 20-yard carry by Dwin Roland.
Before the first half ending, Elgin added one more touchdown to the scoreboard. They scored on a 1-yard run to the end zone, and completed the two-point conversion. The Lions still maintained the lead, 28-20 going into the half-time break.
Coming out of the locker room, the Lions scored the first touchdown of the half from a 14-yard run by Glendal Simmons.
The Wildcats proved they weren”t ready to give up. They scored a touchdown after a 6:49 drive downfield by a 7-yard run and attempted a two-point conversion.
In the fourth quarter, the Lions” unyielding defense kept the Wildcats scoreless while their offense scored another two touchdowns. Reppond completed a 19-yard pass to Kerry Lampkin for the first touchdown of the fourth quarter. The last touchdown of the game was made by Nick Jones after he returned a fumble for 89-yards.
The victory gives the Lions a 1-2 district record and a 3-4 overall record. For their next game, the Lions will travel to Pflugerville Hendrickson on Friday, Oct. 28. Kick-off is set for 7:30 p.m.
Junior Varsity vs. Elgin
The Lockhart Lion junior varsity football team overpowered the Elgin Wildcats, 22-8, on the field Thursday evening, Oct. 20.
Leading the Lions on offense was David Pozuc with 154 total yards and one touchdown. Also scoring for the Lions were Gaylon Hill, with 57 total yards, and Josh Massey on a touchdown reception.
On defense, the Lion were tenacious on the field forcing the Wildcats to fumble numerous times. Recovering fumbles for the Lions were Stephen Brumley, David Pozuc, and Gary Williams.
“Once again it was a complete team effort,” Coach Brad Vickers said. “The defense did a great job of creating turnovers and forcing Elgin to punt. Offensively we did a good job of controlling the football and capitalizing on opportunities.”
The victory gives the junior varsity team a 4-3 overall record and 1-2 district record. Their next game will be against Pflugerville Hendrickson on Thursday, Oct. 27, with a home field advantage. Kick-off will be at 7 p.m.
(Courtesy of Brad Vickers)