Lions look to topple Foxes, listen live, get the preview scoop

Posted on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 3:00 am

Defensive tackle Ryan Norwood and the Lions squad have revenge on their minds.

Defensive tackle Ryan Norwood and the Lions squad have revenge on their minds.

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There are many memorable moments that the Lions would be happy to forget concerning last year’s 3-7 campaign.

Perhaps the one that sticks out the most was a controversial 15-14 loss to King George, a defeat that included three attempts at a game-winning field goal by the Foxes due to a variety of penalties against Louisa.

It was a definitive turning point in a dismal season for the Lions. This year, a rejuvenated Louisa squad sits on a 1-1 record, a stingy defense and a revamped coaching staff.

And when the two teams take the field again on Friday, Sept. 19 – this time in front of a raucous crowd in Louisa – there will be one thought on the minds of every Louisa Lion walking out the tunnel.

“It’s revenge,” sophomore offensive lineman Malik Johnson said. “We’ve got to set the tone out of the gates. We’ve got to go out and win. It’s our home turf, and they need to respect it.”

Earning respect has been a theme for the Lions so far this year. After taking down Spotsylvania 14-2 in the season opener, the Lions had a respectable showing against Courtland, one of the best teams in the region. Though they lost 35-21, the Lions forced five turnovers against the Cougars, and that type of performance has meant minimal mental layover in practice this week.

“We’re optimistic,” varsity head coach Mark Fischer said. “We know we could do better, and we’ve got a ton of room for improvement. But, if we continue to work and keep our focus, it’s like I’ve told the guys, there’s no limit to what we can accomplish.”

And while revenge has been the status quo in the Louisa camp, the same couldn’t be said for King George. It’s not because the players have forgotten, though, they just weren’t as involved. That’s because this season, the Foxes only have a handful of players returning from last year’s experience-laden squad that won eight games and featured 23 seniors.

To read the entire story, see the Sept. 18 edition of The Central Virginian.

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