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December 1, 2012

Season ends as CCS Lions go down 57-12

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BELLVILLE —

The kick was a touch back and the Lions took the ball on the 20 yard line. A long pass to Jacob Alexander put the Lions in scoring position. Morris took the ball across on the next play to put points on the board. The PAT was blocked and the board read 43-6.

The Lions kick was run back by Swisher who was stopped by Parish and LeBlanc of the Lions. Two good pass plays put the Falcons on the board again. The PAT was good and the score was 51-6, Falcons. There was only 1:53 left to play in the half.

Morris ran the kickoff to the 23 yard line. Play got sneaky when Morris at quarterback made a short pass to Alexander that gave the Lions a first down. Another pass to Parish and two to Lawrence Gallow kept the ball moving. Another pass to Gallow and one to Jacob Alexander moved the ball to a goal line position. A short pass to Gallow gave the Lions their second touchdown as the buzzer sounded ending the half. The PAT was solidly blocked and the score at the end of the first half was 51-12, Falcons leading.

At the start of the third quarter the Falcons covered the kickoff at the 34 yard line. On their first play Swisher carried the ball on a run that crossed the goal line and ended the game at 57-12, as a result of the Mercy Rule.

At no time in the game did any of the Lions slack off. They had some bad breaks and some penalties that cost them yardage and position, but they shook it off and played every play like it was the first play of the game. The Lions are a young team with only three seniors, the Falcons had six. The Falcons had only allowed a total of 101 points scored against them in 12 games. Their strong defense and evident rapt attention to the game films of the Lions made them a formidable opponent.

The Lions are in only their second year of competition. For them to have gone through three rounds of playoffs this year is quite an achievement. Look for them to do even better next year, they are losing three seniors and gaining eight freshmen who gained experience this year on the junior high team. The coaches will be continuing their education as they make the transition from 11-man to six man football.

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