On Friday September 18, the LHS football team took on the Greeley Central Wildcats in their homecoming game, unfortunately losing 6-20. The Lions were able to move the ball well against the Wildcats, however they seemed to stumble during their seventh or eighth play of each drive, leading to punt after punt.
“The score doesn’t really reflect how we’re playing,” said senior guard/homecoming king David Bieber.
The only points from LHS came from their defense, after the Lions scooped up a fumble at the goal line and ran it into the end zone for six.
“Our defense had a great game. We were forcing them to punt and shutting almost everything down. A couple big mistakes were the only reason they scored,” said Bieber.
There were a few offensive mistakes, a major one being a miscommunication that led to a fumble which Greeley Central recovered at the goal line after a drive from the Lions.
“Our offense works really hard and we’ll come ready to work next week. We just have to come to practice mentally prepared,” said Bieber.
Homecoming is always special, and to lose stings a little bit worse than most other losses, but the Lions are ready to bounce back.
“We can’t really dwell on this for too long. It’s a bummer to lose but we got to come back to practice next week and get ready for Standley Lake,” said Bieber.
The team came into the season defensively strong, and are continuing to improve. Sophomore quarterback Zack Marquez inherited the offense from former quarterback Bryon Farr, who left the team in early September. He was unavailable for comment. Marquez and the rest of the offense should improve as the season progresses, which will add to the overall strength of the team.