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Louisa Lions exterminate Orange Hornets

Posted on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 11:02 am

The Lions Zack Jackson intercepts an Orange Hornet pass during Louisa’s 48-0 victory on Friday. Photo by Chan Powell

One of the many and various explanations for the sighting of a blue moon is that of smoke and dust particles in the atmosphere…well, that’s possible or it could have just been the smoldering effect of Louisa senior quarterback Zack Jackson scorching the Hornet defense with his blistering arm and crackling feet this past Friday evening as the visiting Lions (1-1) battered their hosts, 48-0.

In the Lions thrashing, Jackson accounted for 63 percent of his team’s total offensive yardage output (244 of 385) while racking up four touchdowns, two each of rushing and passing, and tacking on an interception and a sack for good measure.

“Zack’s a great leader. He leads by example,” Louisa Head Coach Jon Meeks said.  “He gives me everything he has every game and the rest of the guys kind of feed off of that leadership.”

Following the Hornets opening possession punt, a 28-yard return from sophomore Trey Cherry setup Louisa’s first score of the astrological evening by giving his offense excellent field position on their own 40-yard line.  From there Jackson, utilizing the majority of the first quarter clock, used a 14-play drive that culminated with his going off left tackle from the Hornet six-yard line with a minute remaining in the quarter for Louisa’s initial score of the night.  Junior Timmy Harris’s extra point made the score 7-0.

To read the entire story, see the Sept. 6 edition of The Central Virginian.