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Downed by the Chaps

Playoff dreams still alive after loss to Westlake

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A Lion defender blocks a Westlake player. The Chaps offense scored 41 total points.

A Lion defender blocks a Westlake player. The Chaps offense scored 41 total points.

Megan Marshall

Megan Marshall

A Lion defender blocks a Westlake player. The Chaps offense scored 41 total points.

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

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The Lions were defeated by the Westlake Chaparrals 0-41 last Friday. However, with one game left to go they still have a chance to make playoffs.

“We really did a good job at stopping the run,” senior Malcolm Wright-Harris said. “We held them to under 150 yards on the ground and they really had no big play rushing either.”

Westlake’s offense scored first off a touchdown pass and minutes later followed it up with a field goal to put them in the lead 0-10. In the second quarter, the Chaparrals scored again off a rushing touchdown and later a 26-yard field goal to end the half in the lead 0-20.

They were a really good defense and it was tough to move the ball on them.”

— Jake Egelsee

“We played really hard from the first snap to the last snap,” junior Jake Egelsee said. “They were a really good defense and it was tough to move the ball on them.”

In the third quarter Westlake got on the board first with a touchdown and with three minutes and 39 seconds left in the quarter they scored scored again to lead 0-34 going into the fourth quarter. In the fourth quarter, the Lions still failed to get on the scoreboard and the Westlake offense managed to score one more touchdown to end the game with 0-41 win.  

“Well we implemented a new formation last week for the Chaps and we have been working all week on fixing our coverages so that’s one big thing we have done to prepare,” Wright-Harris said.

The next game for the Lions is against the Lehman Lobos on November the 4th at 7:30 p.m. at Lehman High School.

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