Caleb Woodward leads Lions to 4th straight win against Eagles

By JK Monroe

The last time the Lions fell to the Georgetown Eagles was the 2007-2008 season and on this beautiful Friday night Homecoming, they tacked on another win with a final score of 40-14, which was needed after a rough start of 1-3 during the pre-season.

This was Caleb Woodward’s first time starting for the Leander Lions due to the injured starting QB Andres Barrera. Woodward did not disappoint the fans. He passed for a total of 43 yards with 2 completions, along with rushing for 187 yards and scoring 3 touchdowns.

Many fans may have been worried after the Lions kicker Dustin Adrian missed an extra point with the second quarter came to a close, causing the Lions to trail by one point, but that all changed when junior defensive back Daryl Brooks picked off an Eagles pass and returned back to the house for a touchdown. This ignited the Lions going into the half.

“The play of the game was definitely Daryl Brooks’ interception,” Leander head coach Clint Harper said. “He did a great job, made a tremendous play. It turned the whole momentum and (Georgetown) really didn’t do anything after that, offensively, in the second half.” (Hill Country News)

After the half, Georgetown seemed stagnant  throughout the second half of the game. Leander’s  Dylan Bauer rushed for 85 yards along with a touchdown. Junior linebacker Hayden Newsom led Leander’s solo tackles with a total of seven, just behind him was Taylor Sugar and Leo Quintana, who each had six.

Leander will head out on Friday, Oct. 7, after a bye week, to take on the Round Rock Dragons, taking with them a 2 game winning streak.