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Lions pick up easy 52-6 win over Lunenburg

SoVaNow.com / September 23, 2013
The Halifax County Middle School football team defeated Lunenburg 52-6 at home Wednesday.

The Lions amassed 322 total yards to 137 yards for Lunenburg. Jamal Brandon had 88 rushing yards, 30 yards passing, two 2-point conversions, a rushing touchdown and a passing touchdown.

CJ Miller had 53 rushing yards and 22 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Justice Waller had 78 rushing yards a one carry for a touchdown. Camron Carden had 26 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Otis Slayton had two 2-point conversions. Cederick Jennings had a two-point conversion. CJ Roberts had 36 yards rushing and a touchdown as well.

The defense forced a fumble on Lunenburg’s first possession at the 18-yard line and the offense scored two plays later on a five-yard run by Carden. Brandon scored the two-point conversion, with 6:50 remaining in the first period.

The defense forced a punt on its next possession and the Lions scored six plays later on a three-yard run by Carden. The two-point attempt failed, and HCMS led, 14-0, with 2:01 left in the first period.

Another punt by Lunenburg led to another score four plays later. An 18-yard run by Carden set up a 22-yard touchdown pass to Miller from Brandon. Brandon scored the two-point conversion and HCMS led, 22-0, with 5:52 left in the second quarter.

The Lions forced another fumble at the 40 of HC. The Lions drive stalled out on downs

Lunenburg’s next drive netting three yards before the Lions took over. On the first play, Miller scored his second touchdown, on a 53-yard scamper with :13 seconds left in the half. Jennings added the two-point conversion on a pass from Brandon. HCMS led, 30-0.

Slayton returned the second half kickoff to the 48 and Brandon scored on the first play on a 52-yard touchdown run. The two-point try failed, and HCMS led, 36-0, with 7:43 left in the third.

A 23-yard run by CJ Woods set up a 30-yard touchdown run by CJ Roberts and Slayton added the two-point conversion. HCMS led, 44-0, with 37 seconds left in the third period.

Lunenburg got on the score board on a 68-yard touchdown run, which was about half of its yards from scrimmage for the game. Lunenburg trailed, 44-6, with 7:42 left in the game.

The Lions were trying to run out the clock and Lunenburg forced us into -8 yards on two plays. On a third and long, Slayton went left, fumbled, tried to pick it up and flipped in to the hands of Waller who went 78 yards for the score as Slayton turned into a blocker for Waller. Slayton added the two-point conversion.

“The defense played great. The offense was effective and took advantage of the field position the defense gave them,” said Lion coach Frank Shealy.





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