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Lions lead district
October 04, 2013 · Crystal Eskelsen


The Lisbon Lions are 3-0 in district play and lead Class A, District 5 football.

Friday night the Lions squashed Winfield-Mt.Union from the opening kick, winning 49-6.

"I thought we got better against Winfield-Mt. Union," said Kent Allison, Lisbon head coach.

The Wolves had the first possession of the ball game and Lisbon forced them to punt following a great stop by Lion Benton Frey.

The Lions started their opening possession about midfield, and six plays later they were in the end zone on a Tyler Svatosch run up the middle from two yards out. Logan Rickard converted the two-point conversion on a keeper up the middle to give the Lions the 8-0 lead with 7:51 to play in the first.

Svatosch intercepted a Winfield-Mt. Union pass two minutes later and Lisbon started again at midfield.

This time the Lions scored on a reverse from Rickard to Svatosch to Tanner Sackett-Hopkins that had the Wolves' defense scrambling as Sackett-Hopkins scampered the 20 yards into the end zone. The PAT attempt was no good, so the Lion lead was 14-0 with 2:55 remaining in the first.

Lisbon managed to get the ball back before the quarter ended and then proceeded to have their first of two called-back touchdowns.

Svatosch scored a touchdown on a 20-yard run and had it called back because of a penalty.

The first quarter ended with Lisbon leading 14-0.

Shortly after the second quarter started, Lion Cameron Jorgenson ran the six yards for a touchdown to give Lisbon the 22-0 lead after the two-point conversion on a pass play to Matt Montgomery.

Svatosch scored the next two Lisbon touchdowns in the second quarter, scoring once on a 35-yard carry and once on 66-yard punt return.

The Lion lead grew to 34-0 with 8:20 still to play until halftime.

Then came Svatosch's second called-back touchdown. This time he carried 45 yards and had it called back on another penalty.

The touchdown eventually came two plays later when Jorgenson carried the ball 18 yards for the score, giving Lisbon the 42-0 lead after the Ryley Scott PAT kick.

In the second half, the Lions added one more touchdown, this time scoring on a Connor Woodward 22-yard run and the Scott kick to make it 49-0.

Winfield-Mt.Union added a touchdown in the fourth, but Lisbon wrapped up the win, 49-6.

The Lions play at WACO Friday night.

"They are a big and physical team," Allison said. "How well we defend against their power will determine a lot of our success, or lack thereof."

Lisbon vs. Winfield-Mt.Union

LIS 49, WMU 6

LIS 14 28 7 0 49

WMU 0 0 0 6 6

LIS WMU

Rushing 30-241 39-183

Passing 5-9-0 0-8-0

Pass yds 113 0

Punts 2-49 4-92

Lion stat leaders

Rushing (carries-yds): Svatosch 8-84, Woodward 4-54, Jorgenson 4-33, Rickard 5-26, Sackett-Hopkins 1-20, Frey 3-12,

Benyshek 5-12.

Passing (comp-att-int): Rickard 5-9-0

Receiving (catches-yds): Svatosch 2-74, Light 1-16, Jorgenson 1-14, McAndrew 1-9

Interceptions: Krob 1,

Svatosch 1

Fumble recovery: Lind 1, Woodward 1

Tackles: Montgomery 10, Frey 10, McKone 9, Clarke 6, C.Woodward 6, McAndrew 5, Givens 5, Rickard 4, Cam.Jorgenson 4, Svatosch 2, Robinson 2, Light 2, Col.Jorgenson 2, Dean 2.

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