Tigers overpower Lions in fourth quarter
By Teri Reed
The Lockhart Lion varsity football team held the lead for the first three quarters over the Dripping Springs Tigers on Friday, Sept. 30. However, the Tigers threw the Lions off track in the fourth quarter taking the momentum and the 30-20 victory for their homecoming game.
In the first quarter, the Lions and the Ti
gers maintained a tight scoring game with each team completing one touchdown.
During the second quarter, the lead was taken over by the Lions as they scored a touchdown and a two-point conversion. They walked off the field with a 14-7 lead over the Tigers.
The Lions upheld their lead in the third quarter as they scored another touchdown and allowed one touchdown for the Tigers. At the start of the fourth quarter, the Lions led 20-14.
The Tigers doubled their score in the fourth quarter, while keeping the Lions scoreless giving them the 30-20 victory.
Contributing to the three touchdowns for the Lions was senior quarterback Thomas Reppond with a pass to senior wide-receiver Curtis Clay, and two rushing touchdowns made by senior running back Travis Grogan and senior running back Dwin Roland.
The Lions used their rushing game to advance the ball down the field. They gained 205 yards from 47 carries against the Tigers” defense. The Lions only gained 89 yards from passes giving them 294 total yards gained with 15 first downs.
Defensively, the Lions held the Tigers to 298 total yards gained and only 13 first downs. The Tigers also used a rushing game against the Lions” defense. They gained 222 rushing yards from 31 carries with 7.2 yards averaged per carry.
The defeat gives the Lions a 2-2 overall record with their next game kicking off their District 26 season. The Taylor Ducks will travel to the Lion Stadium for the Lions” Homecoming game on Friday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m.
Taylor has a 1-3 overall record to start district play with losses against Killeen Ellison, Schertz Clemens and Lake Travis. Their only win was against Rockdale High School.
Junior Varisty Team
The Lockhart Lion junior varsity football team met the Dripping Springs Tigers at the Lion Stadium on Thursday evening, Sept. 29.
The Lions struggled to maintain their undefeated record as the skilled Tigers overwhelmed the Lions in a shutout game, 30-0.
“We had some early turnovers and costly penalties that resulted in scores for Dripping Springs,” Coach Brad Vickers said. “The team continued to play hard and came out with an impressive drive in the second half; however, we stalled inside the ten yard line. It was a tough way to lose because we really stopped ourselves tonight. However, we have to bounce back and get ready for district competition which begins next week.”
The loss gives the Lions a 3-1 record to enter district play. Their next game will be against the Taylor Ducks away on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m.
Freshman “White” Team
The Lockhart Lion freshmen “white” team ripped the Dripping Springs Tigers apart, 22-0, on Thursday night, Sept. 29.
The Lions” powerful running attack, composed of Adam Renteria, Zach Leija, Rodney Carter, Ricky Rodriguez, and Matt Tienda, left paw prints all over the Tigers as they racked up 180 yards rushing.
The defense was equally dominating, allowing only two first downs the entire game. This is the third consecutive shut out for the Lions” defense.
Paul Juarez and Joseph Herrera were team captains.
For their next game, the Lions will be traveling to Taylor on Thursday, Oct. 6. Kick-off starts at 5:00 p.m.