Feast or famine…sink or swim…up or down. There have been instances this season when each of these descriptions fit Louisa County High School’s football squad. Fortunately for the Lions, this past Friday evening’s contest was a food fight that resulted in the home team devouring Spotsylvania by rumbling past the visitors 42-7.
Accumulating 423 yards of total offense for the game, the Lions (2-2) scored before the majority of the Mineral faithful had time to settle comfortably into their seats. At the 8:09 mark of the first quarter, senior quarterback Zack Jackson ran off tackle for a 16-yard run, putting his team in front 6-0. Noah Gallegos’s extra point made the tally 7-0.
The Knights’ first possession did not end well as a three-and-out punt settled into the waiting arms of Markel Groomes. The junior speedster sailed 79 yards down the right sideline and into the Spotsylvania end zone making the score 13-0 with 6:43 remaining in the quarter.
Stifling their opponents once again by stopping them short on a fourth-and-nine resulting in the Knights turning the ball over to their hosts on downs, the Lions offensive unit used five plays to place another score on the big board. A 22-yard tuck-and-run from Jackson and a two-yard two-point conversion scamper from Groomes gave the Lions a three-touchdown advantage at the 1:51 mark.
“Our defense played very well. Last week was a little bit of a letdown and they came out tonight and made a statement,” Louisa Head Coach Jon Meeks said.
To read the entire story, see the Sept. 20 edition of The Central Virginian.