WAXAHACHIE, Texas - The Langston Lions pushed their win streak to two games after dismantling Southwestern Assemblies of God 63-10 on Saturday, Oct. 22. The Lions are now 4-2 overall and 2-1 in the CSFL.
Inside the Lion's Den …
The Lions wasted no time establishing their dominance as Taj Johnson scored on a one-yard touchdown run on the game's opening possession. The drive lasted eight plays, 75 yards and Langston moved in front 7-0 at the 13:24 mark in the first quarter.
Langston tacked on two more touchdowns before the end of the first quarter; Mark Wright, Jr. hit Michael Andrade for a 21-yard touchdown and Norbert Ralph IV hooked up with Darius White on an 18-yard touchdown pass. SAGU's Chadd Dearen added a 49-yard field goal with 18 seconds remaining but the Lions entered the second quarter firmly in front 21-3.
SAGU's defense managed to chip away at the Lions lead when Ethan Eastwood scooped up a fumble by Wright, Jr. and raced 68 yards to pay dirt.
Ralph IV answered the call for Langston and hit Elyon Zeigler on a 10-yard touchdown to increase Langston's advantage 28-10. The Lions defense also got in on the scoring action after De'Amonte Miles intercepted SAGU quarterback Romeo Balboa and returned the pick 32 yards to move Langston to 35-10 entering halftime.
The Lions collected four more scores on the afternoon beginning with two rushing touchdowns of three and 28 yards by Kievon Jackson in the third quarter; Wright, Jr. scored on a 19-yard run and Corey Myers put the finishing touch on a 63-10 romp with a one-yard run.
Looking at the Stats …
Jackson again led the Lions in rushing with 86 yards on 12 carries with two scores; Ralph IV finished second on the team in rushing with 82 yards on six carries.
Wright, Jr. finished 10-of-17 for 165 yards, one touchdown and one interception; Ralph IV tallied 64 passing yards and two touchdowns on five-of-nine passing. Daylon Person led all receivers with five catches for 77 yards.
Defensively, JaQuon Richmond led Langston in tackles with eight total; the Lions secondary also collected four interceptions on the day from Miles, Sidtrell Grayson, Treavor Pugh and Quante Hayden.
Langston (4-2, 2-1) travels to Tyler, Texas to face CSFL opponent Texas College on Saturday, Oct. 29. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m.