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October 1, 2013

Greenville Lions prepare for Lucas Lovejoy

GREENVILLE —   After having their homecoming spoiled by Royse City, the Greenville Lions will play in another homecoming football game.

  The 0-4 Lions will take on 2-2 Lucas Lovejoy for the Leopards’ homecoming on Friday night at Leopard Stadium in Lucas.

  Five turnovers haunted the Lions in a 30-14 homecoming loss to Royse City.

  You can’t have that many turnovers,” said Lions coach Marvin Sedberry. “And we still had some opportunities and didn’t execute.”

  The Lions lost four interceptions and a fumble, plus misplayed a snap in the end zone that resulted in a safety. Royse City converted the Lions miscues into 23 points.

  Because the Lions kept giving Royse City a short field, the Lions were outscored by 16 points though they outgained Royse City 270-197 in total yardage and had a 19-13 advantage in first downs.

  Lucas Lovejoy spoiled the Lions’ homecoming last year, winning 46-13. Greenville lost three fumbles in that game and was outgained 496-248. Lovejoy went on to win the District 13-4A championship and finish with an 11-1 season record.

  However, the Leopards have lost their last two games, including the district opener. Lovejoy opened with victories of 62-42 over Frisco Heritage and 45-13 over Forney but have lost 49-36 to Frisco and 30-21 to Wylie.

  “They’re not quite as good as they were last year on both sides of the ball,” said Sedberry. “They’re young on offense. I don’t think they start maybe three seniors on offense.

  “Lovejoy’s been playing without their quarterback,” said Sedberry. “He hasn’t played in two weeks. The one they’re playing, he’s good.”

  Bowman Sells, who was a standout at quarterback for Lovejoy last year despite being a freshman, is the quarterback who’s apparently been out with an injury. His replacement, Dakota Michaels, was 10-of-27 passing for 185 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions in last week’s loss to Wylie. Michaels also ran for 32 yards on 10 carries.

  Daniel Sefcik led the Leopard rushers against Wylie with 80 yards and a touchdown on eight carries.   Hunter Ptaff ran for 48 yards on 15 carries as Lovejoy rushed for 198 yards.

  “They’re still balanced offensively,” said Sedberry. “They can run and throw the football.”

  The Lions are still stuck with a losing streak that has now risen to 34 games.

  “The thing about us is, it doesn’t matter who we’re playing,” said Sedberry. “For us to stay in the game we’ve got to play the best ball we can play.”

  Sedberry said the 2013 Lions just haven’t put together a complete game. He’s hoping that complete game happens on Friday night.


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