orangeleader.com (Orange, Texas)

Sports Headlines

October 26, 2013

Toliver, Bears pounce all over Raiders

LUMBERTON — Toliver, Bears go wild in L’ton

By Steven Pollock

Leader Correspondent

LUMBERTON —  The Little Cypress –Mauriceville Battlin Bears remain in the drivers seat for a playoff spot as they continued their winning ways Friday night as they defeated the Lumberton Raiders 38-12 in District 20-4A play at Raider Stadium.

The Bears started the game off hot racing out to a 14-0 but they would let the Raiders hang around and keep it close as the Bears led 17-12 mid way through the third quarter.

However, the Bears’ Brandon Toliver stole the show, amassing an amazing 368 yards on 31 carries including five touchdown runs. The Bears scored on all but two possessions thanks to an offensive line that created big running lanes all night.

Toliver scored on runs of 15, 15, 6, 9 and capped off the night with a 37-yard TD gallop.

Brandon has been hot and we have been feeding him the ball,” said LC-M coach Randy Crouch. “The offensive line has a lot to do with that”.

LC-M (4-3, 4-1) is seeking its first playoff appearance since 1997 while the Raiders (0-8, 0-5) drooped their 19th consecutive game.

The Bears racked up 427 yards of total offense, 385 of it via the ground game. LC-M controlled the clock as well, racking up 21 first downs.

The Bear defense stood tall limiting the Raiders to only 166 total yards offense. Trey Chandler and Brady Lyons both contributed an interception each to the effort.

It was a quiet night for the Raiders’ offense who was led offensively by Drew Manley who threw for 130 yards on 14 completions. Chase Griffin added a 34-yard touchdown reception for the first score of the night and Manley capped off their scoring with a six-yard touchdown run midway through the third quarter.

Lane Millican led Lumberton with five catches for 36 yards.

The Bears turned back the Raider ground game all night, limiting Lumberton to just 36 yards on 20 carries.

Bear quarterback Caleb Harley completed 5-of-10 passes for 42 yards. Colby Roddy led LC-M receivers with four catches for 27 yards. LC-M also received a 30-yard field goal from standout kicker Trent Manuel in the third quarter.

Next week the Bears hope to continue winning as they play host to a good Central Jaguar team.

We are going to take each game one at a time,” said Crouch. “That was mile marker five. We have mile marker six next week against a tremendous Central team, it is going to take a monumental effort but I am excited to see how our boys respond.”

Text Only
Sports Headlines
  • Several Bear tracksters punch regional tickets

    Several Little Cypress-Mauriceville tracksters will move on to the Class 4A Region III Track & Field Championships after having success at the Area Meet featuring District 20-4A and District 19-4A Teams.

    April 17, 2014

  • Cox golfer LC-M golfer Cox heading to state

    Little Cypress-Mauriceville’s Lauren Cox will take her golf talents to the Class 4A State Golf Tournament by placing fourth overall at the Class 4A Region III Golf Championships that were held at River Ridge Golf Club Wednesday.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Locals rack up at 3A Area Meet

    Orange County 3A schools shined Wednesday and punched their tickets to the Class 3A Region III Track & Field Championships by placing well at the Area Meet in Splendora.

    April 17, 2014

  • Mustangs clinch playoffs with win over Cats

    The West Orange-Stark Mustangs moved into a second-place tie and clinched a playoff spot with a 6-2 District 21-3A victory over the Orangefield Bobcats at Orangefield High School Tuesday night.

    April 15, 2014

  • Lady Cats blank WO-S, 10-0

    The District 21-3A champion Orangefield Lady Bobcats wrapped up the regular season with a 10-0 victory over the West Orange-Stark Lady Mustangs at Lady Bobcat Field Tuesday night.

    April 15, 2014

  • Cardinals fend off Longhorns, 4-2

    The second-ranked Bridge City Cardinals kept their perfect District 21-3A mark intact Tuesday night by nipping the Hamshire-Fannett Longhorns 4-2 in District 21-3A play at Cardinal Field.

    April 15, 2014

  • Lady Bears turn back Vidor, 3-2

    The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Lady Bears turned the tables on the Vidor Lady Pirates Tuesday night.

    April 15, 2014

  • Lady Cards blitz H-F with dingers

    The Bridge City Lady Cardinals continued to play “Home Run Derby” on their home turf as they blasted four home runs in a 14-0 blanking of last-place Hamshire-Fannett Tuesday night in District 21-3A action at Lady Cardinal Field.

    April 15, 2014

  • Martin Guns Hoses use 13-0 run to clip Guns

    For the Orange Police Department “Guns”, Monday night’s game against the Orange Fire Department “Hoses” simply just slipped away in the Charity Game that raised money for the Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School Safe Project Graduation.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Gautreaux throws Lady Bobcats 'Queens of 21-3A' with win over Silsbee

    Proving who was the best team in District 21-3A this season, the Orangefield Lady Bobcats made a slew of key defensive plays and got some timely hits to clinch the 21-3A crown with a tight 3-2 decision against the Hardin-Jefferson Lady Hawks at Lady Bobcat Field Friday night.

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

Leader Sports
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide