Friday night lights: a football player’s favorite time to play a game.
Lower Moreland was away last Friday playing Jenkintown on its homecoming night. The stage was set. Last year the Lions lost 7-0 to the Drakes on their Homecoming Night, and now it was Lower Moreland’s turn to return the favor.
The Lions came up with a 33-6 win to improve their record to 5-1 on the season. Lower Moreland was dominant on both sides of the ball and Jenkintown’s only touchdown came late in the game with the outcome already determined.
Lion’s fullback Joseph Leventhal had another great game running the ball. Leventhal and Max Sandberg carried the load for the team combining for 200 yards and four touchdowns on 30 total carries.
Leventhal rushed 17 times for 150 yards and 3 touchdowns. He was asked about his success on the ground and what are his expectations for next week’s game against Bristol.
“Our offensive line did a great job blocking and our running backs did a great job without the ball. Bristol is a very good team. We both are 5-1 and if we want to win Saturday we have to play our best football”
- Joe Leventhal
The Lions totaled over 330 yards to Jenkintown’s 145, and it was clearly a one sided game. Defensively, offensively, and special teams wise, the Lions were all over the Drakes.
The Lions forced five turnovers (four fumbles and an interception). Lower Moreland had pressure on the Drakes' quarterback all night and held the team to only 145 yards of total offense.
Offensive Line Coach and Defensive Inside Unit Coach Jimmy Hargrave elaborated on the offensive lines success during the game.
“To start the game we were at a stalemate on the line of scrimmage, but as the game progressed we became more and more dominant up front, and really opened up some nice running lanes for our backs. Every week the O-line gets better and better, and if we play disciplined and physical football like we are capable of, we will be a hard team to stop offensively.”
- Coach Jimmy Hargrave
This Saturday, October 20, the Lions will be hosting Bristol at 2:30. Both teams will be coming into the game at 5-1. Expect a hard hitting, explosive game from both sides. Come out and support your home team because this is a game you do not want to miss.1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total Lower Moreland 13 13 7 0 33 Jenkintown 0 0 0 0 6
LM—Leventhal 7 run (kick no good)
LM—Zhang 10 run (kick good)
LM—Leventhal 20 run (kick no good)
LM—Sandberg 5 run (kick good)
LM—Leventhal 1 run (kick good)
J—Griffin 1 run (kick no good)
Lower Moreland— Leventhal 17-150, 3 TDs; Sandberg 13-63, TD; Burke 6-29; Zhang 3-27, TD; Killion 4-29; Nihill 2-12; Chung 5-16
Jenkintown—Griffin 7-55, TD; Goldhill 7-48; Durkin 3-11; Hamilton 3-21
Lower Moreland— Gifford 1-2-, 10 yards
Jenkintown— Griffin 2-7, INT
Lower Moreland—Kanter 1-10
Jenkintown— Hull 2-10