Leverett’s Chapel’s Jonah Shepherd fights for yards at Union Hill last Friday.

Well, the Leverett’s Chapel Lions will have to pick themselves up by the boot straps after last weekend’s District 10-1A, Division I loss at Union Hill, and try to get into the UIL’s six-man football postseason, a familiar trip for coach Andy Bates’ Lions.

LC (4-2 overall, 0-1 in district play) will host Fruitvale Friday night at 7 p.m.

The biggest game of the year in the district for three years running has been between Union Hill and LC, and unfortunately for Leverett’s Chapel, they came out on the wrong end again Friday night in Gilmer, 46-30.

Alexis Chavez had two rushing touchdowns for LC, and completed 16-of-30 passes for 200 yards and had two passing touchdowns, as well. He finished with 26 yards rushing and on defense, had a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

Also for LC (4-2 overall, 0-1 in district play), Jonah Shepherd had 56 yards rushing on nine carries, had eight catches for 156 yards and two scores receiving, and threw a pass for a 5-yard touchdown. On defense, Shepherd had 12 tackles, and an interception, total 112 return yards.

Mikey Dennis had three receptions for 28 yards and a score; Demarion Brown had 13 tackles and a forced fumble; Darren Brown had 14 tackles. De’Quincy Brown had eight, and two fumble recoveries. Jonathan Peery had a forced fumble and Decoreyeon Harper had a fumble recovery.

This Friday’s opponent, Fruitvale, is 3-4 overall but won its district opener last week, a convincing 52-25 win over Campbell.

Fruitvale quarterback Seth Vandiver, a senior, threw for just 80 yards on 2-of-3 passing, but the two completions were both touchdowns. The Wildcats ran for 260 yards and four touchdowns, led by a freshman, Jackson Burton, who had 106 yards and a score, and by Jeremiah Corley, who had two touchdowns and 58 rushing yards.

The Wildcats’ defense had three sacks in the game, and three interceptions.

The Lions have just two regular season games left: this weekend versus Fruitvale, and next Friday at Campbell.


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