By Will Johnson
JEWETT – The Leon Cougars were not used to what happened on Friday night. In recent years, the Cougars have used a ground and pound attack to wear down their opponents and then bully their way to a win.
It’s a new season, however, and in 2018 the Lovelady Lions rolled into Jewett and – if you’ll forgive the weather related pun – they stomped a mud hole in the Cougars as they bullied their way to a 44-0 shellacking of the home team on a rainy night in Leon County.
The Lions opened up a 6-0 lead in the first quarter on a Logan Lowery TD pass and then withstood a deep drive by the Cougars to bring the quarter to an end.
The second quarter was all Lovelady, all the time. Lowery connected on two more TD passes and when the Lions scooped up a fumble and returned it 38 yards for the score, Lovelady took a 24-0 lead into the locker room at halftime.
A fourth TD from Lowery and a successful two-point conversion put the Lions up by 32 after three. Lovelady would tack on two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter as they rolled to a 44-0 win.
The Lions are now 3-1 and will open District 12-2A DII competition at home against the Burkeville Mustangs. The Mustangs come into the contest with a record of 1-3. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.
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