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Lions shut out Bluestone to improve to 2-0

SoVaNow.com / September 02, 2013
The Halifax County Middle School football team improved to 2-0 on the season following a 14-0 win at Bluestone Wednesday.

Cederick Jennings scored the first touchdown on a 50-yard pass from Tyonta Logan.

Camron Carden scored the second touchdown and Tyonta Logan scored the two point conversion.

The defense did a great job of holding Bluestone to just 17 yards. The defense featured an interception by Austin Carlson, a fumble recovery by Tyonta, and eight tackles by Otis Slayton.

Bluestone started with the ball and began to drive, getting two first downs and moving into Lion territory.

On second and seven, a bad pitch led to a Bluestone turnover. Logan recovered the fumble.

Logan led the Lions at quarterback with a 50-yard touchdown pass to Jennings for a 6-0 lead. The two-point conversion failed.

Bluestone’s next possession ended with an interception by Carlson.

He returned the ball ten yards to the 30-yard line of Russell. Five plays later, Carden rushed to paydirt from five yards out and Logan added the two-point conversion. HCMS led 14-0 heading into the half.

The second half turned into a battle in the middle of the field as neither team good sustain a consistent drive.

The Lion defense played very well, holding Bluestone to just 17 total yards in the game.

The Lions had only 25 yards rushing by Carden but had 66 yards passing from Logan. 61 yards went to Jennings’ total.







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