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Bears welcome Cleveland for Homecoming

LITTLE CYPRESS – There is no question that the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Battlin’ Bears will look for their freight train running game to continue to pick up steam Friday night when they welcome in the winless Cleveland Indians for Homecoming in District 10-4A Division I action.

The Bears (2-4, 1-1) went on the road and crushed the Splendora Wildcats 56-7 to snag their first 10-4A victory.

All the Bears accomplished was picking up 539 yards on the ground as their “new” running game is starting to find solid footing.

Fullback J’Lon Douglas is pacing the balanced attack. Douglas, who ran for 145 yards on 15 carries against the Wildcats, has 569 yards for the season.

Fast sctaback Chris Winters, who broke loose for 127 yards and two TDs on eight carries last week, has 435 yards for the campaign. Tailback Sam King, who found the end zone three times and rushed for 87 yards on six carries last week, now has 409 yards for the season.

The LC-M defense had one of its better outings against Splendora, limiting the Wildcats to 250 total yards.

The Indians (0-6, 0-2) come in reeling, having bee outscored 180-88 thus far including 10-4A losses to Bridge City (42-35) and Jasper (31-7).

Cleveland did move the ball well in their road trip to Bridge City, picking up 383 yards in the tight loss.

Quarterback DD Jackson leads the Indian offense.

Running backs Sam Alvarado and Dylan Reeves are breakaway threats while Leroy Scott has been Jackson’s top receiving target.

The Bears will look to go to 2-1 in 10-4A play before making a short trip to Bridge City next week to face the Cardinals.