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Lions finish undefeated at 10-0
SoVaNow.com / October 16, 2013The Halifax County Middle School Lions football team finished its season undefeated, running the table at 10-0.
The Lions knocked out Park View Middle School 34-0 Monday to finish undefeated. The game was called after the third quarter due to darkness.
According to Lions coach Frank Shealy, A Park View player was injured, and while waiting for the rescue squad, it became too dark to complete the game.
The Lions first drive stalled out on a couple of incomplete passes, but the defense held up and forced a punt, Shealy said.
The Lions Jamal Brandon then broke a 53 yard touchdown run down the sideline and scored the 2 pt conversion to lead 8—0 with 3:11 left in the first.
The Lions defense forced another punt and Ty Cole ran it back on a short punt to the 19 yard line. The two-point conversion failed.
Jamal Brandon scored on the next possession as the defense continued to keep the ball in PV territory. Again the two-point conversion failed.
With 18 seconds on the clock before half, the Lions defense forced yet another punt and the snap was a little off and the ounter was tackled on the Park View eight-yard line. Brandon ran it in on the frst play and then hit Corey Brandon on a pass for the 2 pt conversion. 28-0 going into the half.
Because of darkness the clock ran during the third and Park View maintained possession for all but the last play of the quarter.
Cederick Jennings broke deep down the sideline and Jamal launched a pass to Jennings and 82 yards later the Lions were up 34-0. The Park View player was hurt on this play on block deep downfield.
That pass play happened as time ran out of the third and what turned out to be the final qtr.
Brandon had 89 yards rushing and the 82 yards passing, three rushing touchdowns and one passing. Camron Carden had 15 yards rushing and 4 tackles and a interception on defense.
Otis Slayton led the defense with eight tackles and some big hits during the game.
Brandon ended the season with almost 900 rushing and over 1,200 all purpose yards. He had 25 rushing touchdowns, six passing touchdowns, an interception for a touchdown, two fumbles recovered for touchdowns, three kickoff returns for touchdowns, and nine two-point conversions.
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