Keota Lions going to district playoffs

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The Keota Lions will be going to district playoffs Friday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. against the Strother Yellowjackets. They won their game against Cave Springs 46-0. 

 

Ashley Goff

Staff writer

After winning against the Cave Springs Hornets 46 to 0 last Thursday, Nov. 1, the Lions are headed to the district playoffs. 

The Lions scored a total of 38 points in the first quarter of the game against the Hornets, and eight points in the second, forcing the 45 point mercy rule to kick in. 

Cash Long, quarterback, scored one rushing touchdown and had a total of 90 passing yards, scoring two passing touchdowns and two two-point conversions. Keelyn Parker, running back, scored two rushing touchdowns, along with two two-point conversions. Jance Welch, also a quarterback, scored a rushing touchdown and another two-point conversion. 

Couch Henry commented, “Coming off of a loss, it’s always good to come back and get back to business and try to get back on the winning road. Going into the last game, we went in determined to finish up the regular season with a win.”

The Lions have an overall score of 7-2, and in district 4-1.

“We’re excited to have the first game at home, we pulled a team out of a district that could have finished first, second or third, so we’ve got a tough game ahead of us,” commented Coach Eric Henry. “There’s a few factors that we’re worried about, the weather being one. It’s supposed to get cold and the field is still wet and muddy. But we’re excited to have the opportunity to have this game at home.” The Lions will  have a home playoff game vs. the Strother Yellowjackets on Friday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

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