The Canton Lions freshmen team came up a little short Sunday, falling to Dearborn Heights, 13-12.
After falling behind 13-0 at the half, the Lions came roaring back with second-half TD's on a Justin Reynolds run and Noah Brown-to-Spencer Brown pass play.
The Lions put up a strong defensive effort, led by Chase Meredith, Wesley Askew, Bennett Austin, Eddie Cargor and Bradley Tyszkiewicz.
The offense was paced by solid blocking from Rubin Williams, Connor Ostrowski, Julian Gocaj, David Crapps, and Chris Campbell.
The junior varsity Lions set the tone for their game against the Redskins early when Jason Arnold returned the opening kick-off for a touchdown.
Freddie McGee, Alan Jones, Julius Crouch, Patrick Wayne, Jackson Austin, Issac Jackson, Joey Glunt, Shaw Lyall, Adam Abdallah, and Gage Moyers all provided great blocking that allowed Jason the opening.
The Lions defense was stingy all day. Alan Farmer, Miles Davenport, Damarcus Kaigler, Shaw Lyall, Jackson Austin and Matthew Wayne were harassing Dearborn ball carriers all day.
The Lions offense came alive in the second half, with QB Evan Voyles completing passes to Shaw Lyall. Those completions opened up the Lion’s running game and Freddie McGee, Victor Abraham, Alan Jones and Jason Arnold all took advantage. The key to the 24-18 win was Alan Farmer’s three extra points via the kicking game.
The Canton Lions varsity was handed
its second loss of the season by the score of 29-6.
While the Lions may have been out -matched in size, they weren't out-matched in heart or determination. From the opening kick, the Lions and Redskins showed the crowd why they are two of the best teams in the league.
The Redskins jumped out on top, but the Lions never submitted and kept clawing their way back into the game.
Steve Cortelli recorded his first reception in the contest. Bobby-G hooked up with Levelle Steeples for a long TD. Charlie Turfe continued his strong, physical play. Tyrece Smith made some nice tackles from his cornerback position.
But trumping them all was Ty Jasman, who played six different positions.
The Lions end the regular season
with the yearly Black and Blue battle with the cross town rivals, the
The games are on Halloween this year and should be very entertaining. Come out to the PCEP High School field to see them battle. The freshman game starts at 11 a.m., the JV game at 1 p.m. and the varsity game at 3 p.m.