Enough was enough for the Luther Lions. They went to the City for a Thursday night matchup with one goal in mind: win. With reckless abandon and maturity, they played Oklahoma Centennial High School at Douglass High School and accomplished their goal, winning 30-26 against the Bison, or “Bisons,” as the scoreboard said. It broke the losing snap on the season with the Lions’ first win.
Two Lions, running back Reed Wilson and wide receiver Coleman Stastny, had big gains on offense.
Wilson had 25 carries for 170 yards, one of those resulting in a touchdown. Stastny caught seven passes from quarterback Peyton Wilson for 90 yards, eight carries for 53 yards, two touchdowns and three two point conversions.
Peyton Wilson started at quarterback tonight after suffering a concussion two weeks ago forcing him to miss last week’s game. Wide receiver Drew Scheer made the first 50 yard touchdown of the game in the first quarter with a catch from Peyton Wilson. Scheer had three other catches throughout the game. At the end of the third quarter, wide receiver Braden Browning had an 18 yard reception.
On Lions defense, linebacker Colbey Chartney and defensive back Fredrik Greenhoward ruled the game with five tackles each, one of Chartney’s was a sack and one of Greenhoward’s was a tackle for loss. Reed Wilson at linebacker had four tackles, three sacks and a tackle for loss.
Stastny as a defensive back had four tackles as well and interception and a fumble recovery.
In a special teams first for the season, the Lions only punted three times, one of which Scheer landed right at the two yard line.
In the second half, the Lions almost let the Bison come back, letting them get three touchdowns over their one. The Lions and the Bison actually both scored four touchdowns the whole game, but the two point conversions from Stastny won the game for the Lions.
Next Friday the Lions will be at home at Wilson Field, playing Hennessey at 7 p.m. Homecoming will also take place then, as it was postponed due to last week’s rain.