This run of home games to start the season has been only a good thing for the Leverett’s Chapel Lions.
LC dealt former district rival Apple Springs a 53-29 loss on Friday night at Laird Hill, and is starting to look like some of former coach Matt Everett’s better Lions teams, since the program was revived as a six-man program about 13 years ago.
Coach Andy Bates and his Lions are now 2-0, and will host Fannindel this Friday night at 7:30. The Lions still have three more consecutive road games to go – Fannindel, Trinity School of Texas (Sept. 20) and Trinidad (Sept. 27) before they’ll finally hit the road Oct. 4 at Christian Heritage.
LC-Apple Springs games have long been close, but last weekend’s: not so much. Dawson Blear went 12-of-19 for 254 yards through the air, and three touchdown passes. He also had 18 yards rushing and two touchdowns on eight carries. Receiver DeQuincy Brown had a huge night, as well, with 115 yards and three scores on six catches.
Also for LC: Jonah Shepherd had a touchdown and 38 yards on nine carries, and was 1-of-1 in passing, throwing a touchdown. He had four catches for 95 yards and a score, as well.
Alexis Chavez had 71 yards rushing and a touchdown, and caught two passes for 21 yards. Darren Brown had 10 yards on two carries; and Michael Dennis had a catch for 3 yards.
Defensively, Shepherd had 11 tackles and a sack; Chavez had 10 tackles, and Darren Brown had nine. Bo Barber had seven tackles, as did Dacoreyeon Harper (who had a fumble recovery), and Dennis had four tackles. Carson White had an assist on a tackle and a fumble recovery.
As for Fannindel, Bates said he could describe them in two words: big and fast.
The Falcons lost their first game in nothing less than a disaster, 48-0, but then bounced back with a 33-20 win at Campbell on Friday night. The Falcons went 6-3 a year ago, winning their district. They bring back district most valuable player Dayton Dunbar, listed as a running back/linebacker.