The Moore American


September 19, 2012

Lions fight Cats down to wire



“‘All the players were coming to me asking me to take over with my legs,’ Edwards said.

Moore hurt itself early in the second quarter when Derek Harris intercepted Edwards and had an easy path for a touchdown. However, a personal foul was called on the other side of the field, which erased the score. The Lions kept the ball but started on their own 26 yard line.

Despite that, Webb and the Lions were able to make their way down field using their power running game. Tyeson Neals, Canaan Cook, Ryan Diaz, Ethan Birdwell and Kendrick Cravens bullied SaberCats front seven for more than six minutes. Rylan Lugan got the touchdown when he scored from two yards out.

Moore trailed 14-10 at halftime.

“Moore came out pretty aggressive” Southmoore’s Terrance Bonner said. “They are hungry. We just came out flat. We had to step up it up at halftime. Everybody yelled. It was intense. There were some things said I probably couldn’t tell you.”

The momentum was still on the Lions’ sideline to start the second half. Harris returned a kickoff 89 yards for a TD giving Moore a 17-14 advantage.

But the Cats didn’t buckle under the pressure. They responded by putting the ball into the hands of their playmakers. Edwards connected with Jalen Adams for a 30-yard touchdown pass on fourth down to give the Cats the lead. Henderson put the exclamation point on the third when he bulldozed his way for a 10-yard touchdown run.

Southmoore’s three-point deficit quickly turned into an 11-point advantage heading into the fourth.

After Lugan scored again, Moore went for an onside kick and recovered it. But the officials said the Lions touched the ball early.

Edwards and Henderson each scored one more time to close the game out and earn the Cats a city championship.

“We knew it was our senior year and our last year to make something,” Cody Earp said. “We wanted to bring that city championship back home.”

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