Valiant effort not enough for Lions

Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 12:10 am

Preston Towns | Correspondent | 0 comments

  Dana Lucas Jr.     LCA’s Dana Lucas Jr. had two touchdowns in Friday loss to Valwood. He had a interception return for a touchdown in the second quarter and a touchdown reception in the third.

Dana Lucas Jr.

LCA’s Dana Lucas Jr. had two touchdowns in Friday loss to Valwood. He had a interception return for a touchdown in the second quarter and a touchdown reception in the third.

LOGANVILLE – Loganville Christian Academy, “got off to a great start” in the first quarter of their game against Valwood, but unfortunately for Lions, there were three more quarters of play and LCA came up short with a 49-21 loss to the Valiants.

“We played well in the first quarter, “ King said, “but we have to finish. We have to give our best efforts all the way to the whistle.”

Valwood drew first blood two and a half minutes into the game with a 47-yard touch down run but LCA answered on the ensuing kickoff with a 84-yard return by Brian Borrero to trail Valwood 8-7. On Valwood’s second possession, an LCA pass interference penalty kept a drive alive and led to another score at 6:55. Three minutes later, Dana Lucas Jr. intercepted a Valwood pass at the 25 and ran it in for the score. The point-after was good and LCA still trailed by only one, 15-14.

Valwood began to exert its dominance in the second quarter, scoring twice more to go up 29-14 at the half. It didn’t get any better for the Lions in the third quarter as Valwood scored three more time to LCA’s one. LCA’s bright moment in the quarter came when Cameron Anderson connected with Lucas for a 36-yard score.

“Valwood just made more plays than we did,” King said. “They are a good football team, a tough football team. We need to improve our toughness; our effort is not where it needs to be.”