The Louisa Lions JV football team played its final game of the 2017 season in The Jungle on Nov. 4, hosting the Powhatan Indians for the Jefferson District Championship game.
Despite a late comeback, the Lions came up short, falling 18-16.
Following a scoreless first quarter, the Indians got on the board early in the second period. After recovering a Louisa fumble, Powhatan started on the Lions’ 49-yard line. Indian quarterback Lance Flemming connected with JaySun Carrol on the first play from scrimmage, scoring the first points of the game.
Louisa’s defense blocked the extra point, making the score 6-0 with 7:56 left in the first half.
The Lions responded on the next drive, with Robbie Morgan capping a 52-yard drive with a 1-yard push into the end zone. Kalup Shelton ran the ball for a 2-point conversion to put Louisa in the lead, 8-6, with 5:44 left before the break.
They held onto that lead for most of the remainder of the half, but another big touchdown pass from Flemming, this one to Jaquan Harris for 69 yards, put Powhatan back on top. The Indians tried for a 2-point conversion, but were denied, leaving the score 12-8 with 1:04 left on the clock.
Each team had one more possession in that time, but were unable to capitalize on them.
To read the entire story, see the Nov. 9 edition of The Central Virginian.