Lovelady Shutouts Deweyville, 34-0
By Will Johnson
LOVELADY – It was Homecoming in Lovelady last Friday as the Lions welcomed the Deweyville Pirates to town for a District 12 AA DI tilt. The Lions came into the contest with a record of 3-3 while the Pirates sported a 3-2 mark.
Last year when these two teams met, it was all Lovelady – all the time – as the Lions shut out Pirates in Deweyville by a final score of 43-0. This year, it was more of the same as the Lions had their way with the Pirates and shut them down by a final of 34-0.
It took a little while for the Lions to get going, but with just over a minute left to play in the first quarter, Tim Johnson plowed over the left side of the line and scored from two yards out. Johnson also managed to convert the try for two and at the end of the first 12 minutes of play, the Lions led 8-0.
The two teams exchanged possessions throughout the beginning of the second quarter until Lovelady QB Colt Robinson kept the ball and scampered 35 yards into the end zone with just over three minutes left in the half. Robinson’s TD made the score 14-0 and closed out the first half scoring.
With a 14 point lead to open the second half, the Lions salted the game away in the third quarter. Johnson scored on runs of three and five yards as well as a two point conversion to double their lead at 28-0 as the game entered the fourth quarter.
The Lions added a late touchdown on Greyson Bachynsky’s one-yard plunge with two minutes remaining in the game to make the final score 34-0
In the two years Lovelady and Deweyville have been in the same district, the Lions have scored 77 points while the Pirates have been shut out completely. The Lions hit the road this week as they travel to Centerville to take on the Tigers in a game with huge playoff implications. The kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.
PHOTO COURTESY of MIKE WHATLEY
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