Lions Football Loses to T.J., Falls to 1 and 5
The Lions’ varsity football team suffers yet another loss, this time to the Thomas Johnson Patriots. The final score was 27-6, making the Lions 1-5 this season.
After the game was postponed due to weather-related issues, the game was rescheduled for Saturday, October 12th at 1pm. The game started slow with a few 3-and-outs from each team. The Patriots struck first, but the Lions struck back soon after by way of a quarterback keeper by Ryan Robertson. The extra point was missed, which made the score 6-6. Penalties ruined a few Lion’s drives, but thankfully their defense stood strong as well. The score was 6-6 at halftime.
In the second half, Robertson did not go back in because of an injury, so Nathaniel Musselman had to take over. He had a rough start, throwing two interceptions in the third quarter, but he pulled it together and played solid football for the rest of the game. Jon Sandoval stepped up and played well for injured starter, Trae Harris, and had the majority of the Lions’ rushing yards.
The Patriots were able to pull ahead, scoring two touchdowns before the third quarter ended. The Lions responded by putting together a long drive. The result of this drive was a disappointing turnover on downs. The final touchdown of the game was scored by the Patriots with 8:13 left in the fourth quarter. The final score was 27-6.
Next week the Lions face the Linganore Lancers at Linganore High School.