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Keota wins big as Playoffs begin

The Keota Lions scored big in a win against Cave Springs on Friday, Nov. 8. The Lions shined with 40 points on the board in the first quarter, and another 14 in the second. 

Keelyn Parker had an impressive five carries with 43 yards, one touchdown and one 2-point conversion. Braydon Cooper also had a great night with seven tackles, two carries with 24 rushing yards, and one touchdown with one 2-point conversion. Jance Welch had a 50-yard touchdown recovery and one 10-yard fumble recovery touchdown with four tackles. Cash Long threw for 27 yards with one touchdown and a 2-point conversion.

The Lions’ defense was strong, with Kaleb Heffner having five tackles with two fumble recoveries, one being a 27-yard touchdown. Edward Simons had nine tackles, two of which were sacks along with a 2-point conversion. 

It was freshman Kecher Bustos who had a standout night with nine tackles, one of them being a sack. 

Eli Ramirez had six tackles, two of them being sacks, along with two carries and 15 rushing yards including one 2-point conversion. Cordell Ramsey had five tackles with one being a sack and he also had a three-yard 2-point conversion. 

Trent Aary had two tackles and Colby Ross also had two, with one being a sack. Braycen Foster had one tackle.  

The Lions begin their playoff journey on Friday, Nov. 15 at Alvin Powell Field in Keota with a battle against the Strother Yellowjackets (4-6). 

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. 

By Laura Hulsey

Staff Writer 

Stigler News-Sentinel

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