Well, needless to say, going to Union Hill last Friday didn’t turn out nearly the way Leverett’s Chapel had hoped.
The Lions, who dropped the contest 58-12 to the defending district champions, will try and re-focus this week, as they visit Fruitvale for a second District 12-1A, Division I six-man game, a 7:30 p.m. Friday night kickoff.
Since they lost their first district game, LC needs to win its last two to make the playoffs.
Last week held a few firsts for LC, and none of them really pleasant: it was the Lions’ first road game of the year, it was the first game after a two-week break, it was the first game of district play, and it was their lowest point total of the season.
Prior to the loss at Union Hill, LC was unbeaten (5-0) and rolling. They’ll try to recapture that at Fruitvale, but it won’t be easy. The Bobcats lost last week, too (to High Island) and are also scratching and clawing to make the UIL’s six-man playoffs. The good news, if there is any, for LC is that Union Hill and High Island play each other this weekend, so one of last weekend’s two winners has to lose.
After this weekend, LC has just one more game: next Saturday at home, a 2 p.m. kickoff against aforementioned High Island, a southeast Texas team making a long road trip.