Injured Lions fall on the road 34-6

Published 10:48 am Saturday, August 26, 2017

By Fred Guarino

The Lowndes Signal

Injured Lions fall on the road 34-6

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By Fred Guarino

The Lowndes Signal

An injury plague Central Lions team took it on the chin on the road 34-6 at Francis Marion. However, Coach Quinn Hambrite, said when his team is healthy, “I feel really good about the season.”
The Lions’ only score came on an 85-yard connection from Frank Burke to Reshard Moore.
Hambrite said Keegan Blackman and Ma’Lek Hill only played in the first quarter due to injuries, and Jermarius Rudolph played sparingly due to chest pains.
He said Blackman became dehydrated, and Hill suffered a separated shoulder that was popped back into place by an athletic trainer.
Hambrite said the second team string stepped up but was unable to hold off the Francis Marion attack. And he said two touchdowns by David Baldwin were called back due to penalties.
“We played a decent game overall, but I’m encouraged because most of the guys who played weren’t starters at their positions, respectively. When we get healthy, I feel really good about the season.”

The Central Lions will face Bullock County at home on Friday, Sept. 1 at Walter James Sellers Stadium in Mosses.

The Calhoun Tigers will face Keith High School on the road at J.V. Caldwell Stadium on Friday, Sept. 1.