Leverett’s Chapel football almost always opens football season with a win, and the Lions did so again last week, a 46-0 thrashing of visiting Willow Bend.
Coach Andy Bates’ six-man Lions will be home again this week, hosting an old archrival, Apple Springs. In fact, the Lions will be home for quite a while: they have the first five games of the season at home in Laird Hill, and won’t be on the road until the first weekend in October.
Apple Springs will be a team the Lions will have to avoid looking ahead of. The Eagles went 4-5 a year ago, and lost by 30 points last weekend.
“They may have lost their first game,” LC coach Andy Bates cautioned, “but they are always tough when we play them.”
For LC in the beat-down of Willow Bend, Alex Chavez had 12 yards rushing and 17 yards passing, and a 29-yard catch; Jonah Shepherd had 27 rushing yards and a score, and a 22-yard touchdown catch, and also had a 55-yard kick return for a score.
Dawson Blear had a touchdown and was 3-of-3 in passing attempts for 70 yards and two scores. DeQuincy Brown had two catches and a 20-yard kickoff return, and Dylan Harris had a 19-yard touchdown catch. Eddie Contreras hit 4-of-6 kicks after touchdown.
Defensively, LC was led by Darren Brown, who had six tackles and two fumble recoveries. Chavez had three tackles, and Jonathan Perry had two tackles and a forced fumble.
LC hosts Fannindel next Friday night, Sept. 13, then Trinity School of Texas on Sept. 20.
The Lions, playing that six-man schedule, only have three Class 2A, Division I, District 12 games. They have the last weekend of the regular season as an open date, and also are open Oct. 11.

LC’s district opponents are Union Hill, Fruitvale and High Island.

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