Louisa football’s ‘Meet the Lions Night’ starts season

Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 10:40 am

Louisa captain Deion Johnson leads the team in prayer before practice begins.

Louisa captain Deion Johnson leads the team in prayer before practice begins.

The Louisa Lions football team held their first public practice of the season under the lights on Friday, Aug. 9.  Dubbed “Meet the Lions Night,” those who attended were invited onto the field after the Lions completed an intense two-hour inter-squad scrimmage. The event begins a new tradition for the team, replacing “Midnight Madness” from years before.

This year’s event offered a little more intensity than its predecessor did.  Instead of just bag drills, fans were able to see the team run through full contact drills and watch the team’s offensive unit run 20 to 30 scripted plays.

The event was well attended by those throughout the community, and many youngsters were able to throw the pigskin around with the players at the conclusion of the scrimmage.

Make sure to check out the story in the upcoming issue of The Central Virginian on Aug. 15.  Keep a lookout for the photo gallery coming soon!

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