The Lucas Lovejoy Leopards celebrated homecoming with a 48-7 football victory over the Greenville Lions on Friday night.
The Leopards, who spoiled Greenville’s homecoming last year, made sure the Lions wouldn’t return the favor as they outgained Greenville 450-209 in total yardage. Lovejoy had a balanced offense with 243 yards rushing and 207 passing as the Leopards upped their season record to 3-2 and District 13-4A mark to 1-1.
Greenville running back Tyler Matthews topped the 100-yard rushing mark for the third straight week, rushing for a game-high 129 yards on 20 carries.
Matthew Riskey started at quarterback for the Lions, completing nine of 20 attempts for 78 yards.
Spencer Gilbert II, moved from quarterback to wide receiver, caught six passes for 52 yards for the Lions, who dropped to 0-5 for the season and 0-2 in district play.
Lone Oak 49,
KEMP — Lone Oak scored early and often in a 49-20 victory over Kemp on Friday night.
The Buffaloes were powered by Devin Shaw on the ground, who had 14 carries for 132 yards and one touchdown; and Jake Williams through the air, who converted 11 of 20 passing attempts for 251 yards and five TDs.
Williams connected with Chawn Cooper on a 15-yard strike for the game’s first points. Two more Williams touchdown passes followed before Kemp managed to put 7 up on the board with a 90-yard kickoff return by Calbert Hukill.
Lone Oak quickly regained momentum with a 7-yard scoring run by Trent Sikes. Shaw followed up with a 47-yard run to put Lone Oak up 35-7.
Williams completed a 57-yard bomb to Ryan Base, who finished with three catches for 98 yards and two touchdowns, and then connected with Cooper again for a 20-yard touchdown to give the Buffaloes a 49-7 lead.
EMORY — Rains (3-3) overcame 14 straight Community (2-4) points to defeat the Braves, 40-28.
The Wildcats got off to a 16-point lead in the first quarter, thanks to touchdown runs by Jesse Hudson and Dakota Miller. The Braves put points on the board in the second quarter on two touchdown passes from Jordan Graham to Chae Dexter and Connor Wiser.
Miller scored on a 78-yard run in the second quarter, and Hudson helped the Wildcats pull away in the third quarter with touchdown gallops of 8 yards and 26 yards.
Rains gained a whopping 420 yards on the ground and only completed two passes all game. Community had 225 yards through the air. The Wildcats’ rushing attack helped them overcome 13 penalties in the game.