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Louisa Lions sweep regular season

Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 2:43 pm

Logan Merkel finds an opening in Fluvanna’s defense during the Nov. 3 match-up between the Lions and the Flucos.

The Louisa Lions secured a 10-0 regular season Friday night with a 53-6 win over the Fluvanna Flucos, making them the third team in the school’s history to complete a clean sweep of the regular season.

The Lions previously earned undefeated regular seasons in 2006 and 2010, both under Fischer’s leadership.

The win also clinched the Jefferson District title for the Lions, giving them one more thing to brag about this season.

Friday’s game didn’t have the best of starts for Louisa, though. After receiving the opening kickoff, senior quarterback Malik Bell opened the drive with a pass downfield, only to have it picked off by Fluvanna’s Prophet Harris.

The Lions’ defense nearly forced a three-and-out to get the ball back, but a penalty against Louisa on the fourth-down punt gave the Flucos another set of downs.

Bell made up for his intercepted pass on the third down play, picking off a pass himself and running it 38 yards back down the field to get the Lions on the scoreboard.

“I know that I’m one of the leaders on the team,” Bell said. “If I put my head down after [the interception] that would get the rest of the guys down. We had to go out and make some big plays and that’s what we did.”

To read the entire story, see the Nov. 9 edition of The Central Virginian.