Finishing out the Season

Lion Loss Dashes Playoff Hope

Nine tackles for loss from the Luther Lion defense couldn’t save the football team from a crushing 41-6 defeat against the Perry Maroons Thursday night at Wilson Field. The loss spelled the end of the Luther Lions’ playoff hopes, as this district game was the last hope to stay in the hunt.

Right off the bat, the Maroons took the lead, scoring in the first minute of the game.  The Maroons racked up four touchdowns, before receiver Coleman Stastny had a 33 yard touchdown pass for the Lions in the third quarter. Stastny had 116 passing yards. His biggest catch of the night was for 42 yards in the first quarter.

In the second quarter, Stastny ran a big kickoff return, but the referee called a blindside block penalty on “number 53.” The Lions don’t have a number 53, so he corrected to number 54, Colbey Chartney, who wasn’t on the field for kickoff return. The referee still said he saw “someone in a gray jersey” make the blindside block and brought the ball back.

The Lions Defense showed some shine with nine tackles for loss. Gerald McCauley and Joey Mitchell each had two, and Jake Lombard, Ryan Leftwich, Colbey Chartney, Jackson Brown and Gus Sumner had one TFL each. Chartney at linebacker led the defense in tackles with 13, followed by Lombard at defensive back with nine tackles.

The Lions have two games left: the last home game is October 26 against Chisholm, and the last game is November 2 at Oklahoma Christian School.
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