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Dual shutouts against Westlake

With only one district game remaining, Lions sit at 0-5

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Sophomore defensive back and punter Ben Hoff walks off the field after the defense failed to prevent a score. The Lions have been unable to prevent scoring in recent games.

Sophomore defensive back and punter Ben Hoff walks off the field after the defense failed to prevent a score. The Lions have been unable to prevent scoring in recent games.

Crimson Scott

Crimson Scott

Sophomore defensive back and punter Ben Hoff walks off the field after the defense failed to prevent a score. The Lions have been unable to prevent scoring in recent games.

by Dylan Hanna, Staff Writer

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Away at the Westlake Chaparral Stadium on Thursday, the Lions were met with more shutout losses late in the season. Red team was defeated 0-42, while blue was beaten 0-27.

“Losing this late in the season is not what we he hoped for,” sophomore offensive lineman Jared Ellis said. “Now we need to finish the season strong.”

Red fielded first and were met with opposition from both Westlake units. The Lions were overrun on defense and were held from the end zone on offense. After six Chaparral touchdowns, they were ultimately defeated in their largest point-deficit of the season at 0-42.

“Losing by so much is never a good feeling,” sophomore offensive lineman Kai Bravo de Rueda said. “We just need to get our heads in the game and we need to focus for what’s to come.”

Blue team took the field next without their season-leading scorer, sophomore running back Adison Larue. Larue, who had scored in every game except for the one against Lake Travis, was moved up to varsity to face the Chaps the next day.

“Losing [Adison] was a blow,” blue team head coach Grayless said. “Our boys did well though to make plays without him.”

Without their typical offensive unit, the Lions were never able to reach the end zone. To make up, defense did their best to hold back the Chaps, who were held back to only score 27 points.

“They got the best of us, but we kept them from scoring more,” sophomore linebacker Kavan Spence said. “We have to play a little harder on both sides of the ball.”

The Lions will play Lehman on Friday at home for the last game of the season. Red will begin play at 5:30 and blue at 7:00.

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