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Lions Wipeout the Wildcats

By Sam Poe
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | 12:09 AM

The Haleyville Lions faced the Wildcats of Central (of Florence) High School Friday evening. The Lions were able to capture a big 53-35 win. Here’s a look at the scoring summary for the game.

The one and only score of the first quarter came from a 42 yard run by Brady Sherrill. Reyes added the point after to take the Lions up 7-0 with 2:52 remaining in the opening quarter. The second quarter was full of action by both teams. With 11:51 remaining in the half, Sherrill scored another Lions TD on a 1 yard run, and Reyes again completed the point after attempt to take the Lions up 14-0. With 9:57 remaining, Corinthian Graham scored on a 5 yard run, and Murphy completed the kick to take the score to 14-7 Lions. Next, QB Conner Kiser scored for the Lions on a 12 yard run and then completed a two point conversion play with Kiser to Evans to take the Lions up 22-7 with 6:28 remaining in the half. The Wildcats scored with 3:56 on the clock on another Graham 24 yard run, but they were unable to complete the point after attempt. The Lions continued to lead 22-13. The final scoring drive of the first half was a 3 yard run for the Wildcats by Denton Chandler. The Wildcats then completed the two point conversion, leaving the halftime score 22-21 in favor of the Haleyville Lions.

After another stellar halftime performance of the Roaring Lions Band, the teams returned to the field for the second half of play. The Lions struck first with 10:36 remaining in the third. QB Kiser completed an 18 yard TD pass to Jonas Dodd and then a two point conversion play Kiser to Dodd to take the Lions up 30-21. Central returned on a Clayton Chaplin 26 yard run and two point conversion with 7:33 remaining in the third. The Lions held on to the lead 30-29.  Then, Antonio Reyes added three points to the board for Haleyville with a 33 yard field goal with 0:39 remaining in the quarter. The final quarter began with a 28 yard run by Central’s Denton Chandler to take the Wildcats up 35-33 with 11:23 remaining in the game. Haleyville returned the kickoff 72 yards to regain the lead for the Lions 39-35 after the two point conversion play failed. With 6:45 remaining, Kiser completed a 27 yard pass to Posey, and Reyes completed the point after attempt to take the Lions up 46-35. The final scoring drive of the game was a Conner Kiser 80 yard run and the extra point added by Reyes with 3:34 remaining in the game. The final score was Haleyville 53 Central 35.


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