Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The Lions won the district title with a win over New Hope-Solebury in a game that came down to one final two-point conversion.
After a 0-10 season, the Lions have come back to do the unthinkable. The Lower Moreland football team won the District 1 Championship against New Hope-Solesbury with a 14-13 win in a late-game thriller that went down to the wire. With 20 seconds remaining in the game, New Hope connected a long 35-yard touchdown pass and an extra point was all that separated the two schools from a tie score and possible overtime. But New Hope chose to go for the win with a two-point conversion attempt. Before the snap it was a raucous atmosphere in the stands with LM fans chanting, “Na Na Na Na, Hey Hey Hey, Goodbye.” Everybody was standing in anticipation before the two-point conversion was attempted. The District title came down to one play. New Hope …
Friday, November 9, 2012
After a loss to Morrisville, the Lions will take on New Hope tonight for a shot at the district title.
After a hard fought game against Morrisville, the Lower Moreland Lions football team finds itself in a great spot. October 27 the Lions fell to Morrisville 25-14 and it gave the shot of a B.A.L league title virtually impossible. But when one door closes, another one opens. Tonight, the Lower Moreland Lions will be taking on New Hope-Solebury High School for the District 1 Championship. It is odd that the Lions will not be able to win their league, but compete for a district championship, but it is happening. The team is ecstatic, and Defensive End/ Offensive Lineman Anthony Morales had to say this about the upcoming game “We (Lower Moreland) are extremely excited for this game because it means a lot to us, especially to our seniors that …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Bristol 14, Lions 10.
Last Saturday afternoon the Lower Moreland Lions played the Bristol Warriors in a highly anticipated game. The two teams squared off in a matchup featuring the best offense in the league (Bristol) against the league's best defense in LM. The game was a must win for both teams, and ultimately the winner would have the best shot of winning the Bicentennial League title. After a stalemate in the first quarter, Bristol wasted no time to punch in the first touchdown of the game and took the early lead with 11:22 left in the half. But Lower Moreland was quick to respond. About two minutes later, the Lion’s Joseph Leventhal ran one in from a yard out and Jordan Pocrass tacked on the extra point. The game was tied up for a good minute until the …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Lions 33, Jenkintown 6.
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 …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Lions 7, Delco Christian 6.
The Lions held on by 1 point to beat the Delaware County Christian Academy (Delco)(Knights) last Saturday at home. To say the least, great defense was played throughout the day on both sides, and in the end it all came down to one extra point. Coming into the day two key players were sidelined due to injury for Lower Moreland. Junior running back and middle linebacker Ryan Killion, and junior offensive and defensive lineman David Chung were both out and forced other players to step up. As a result of these injuries the Lions moved Max Sandberg from outside backer to inside backer, and Senior Dominic Vacchiano stepped in to fill the Right Guard position. Senior safety Oscar Zhang shifted to outside backer, and junior Peter Ebert started at …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The Lions pulled out a 12-7 victory over ANC in a hard fought game Saturday.
Approximately half a mile down the road from Lower Moreland High school lies the Academy of the New Church (ANC). Kids from both teams know each other and have grown up with each other, and that is what makes this game so important for the two sides. Last Saturday the Lions played host to ANC, and came up with a 12-7 victory. Both teams did not fail to entertain with hard hits and big plays. Tensions were all part of the afternoon agenda. Seven minutes into the first quarter, Lions quarterback Lance Gifford carried the ball to the ANC 1-yard line which set up a Joseph Leventhal touchdown. On the ensuing ANC offensive drive, Academy of the New Church marched down the field into Lower Moreland territory. On the 24-yard line with 1:24 …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The Lions committed 4 turnovers in an 18-0 loss vs. The Pennington Prep Raiders.
The Lions were on the road last Saturday in a non-league affair against Pennington Prep. Coming off a convincing win the week prior, the Lions were confident heading into the game. While the defense turned in an outstanding effort for the Lions, the offense was just not there in an 18-0 defeat. Four turnovers caused the Lions to lose this game. Three fumbles gave the Raiders the ball inside the Lion’s own 20-yard line, and an interception gave Pennington the ball own the Lions' 23-yard line. Committing that many turnovers alone makes it hard to win a football game, but when all of them come inside the 25 yard line, it makes it near impossible to win. The Lions only managed to gain 56 total yards on the day. Just last week senior Running …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The Lions got the season started on the right foot by defeating The George School 33-6.
The Lions came out fired up last Saturday when they played The George School Cougars in a non-league game to open the season. After a year of nothing but losses, it was amazing to see a team that struggled so much a season ago look so dominant. The Lions' field was packed, every bleacher spot was taken, the band was playing loudly, and the cheerleaders were getting the crowd amped up. Overall the atmosphere couldn’t have been better for Lower Moreland, and it was a great time for its first win in over a year in a 33-6 victory. It all started with a tremendous opening kickoff by Lower Moreland’s Jordan Pocrass, who kept George school pinned back in their own territory with a touchback. That kick set the tempo for the Lions opening defensive…
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The Lions will open their season on Saturday with a home game against George School at 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
By Connor Bresnan November 5, 2010. That is the date of the last victory for the Lower Moreland Lions, who on that day secured their third straight Bicentennial Athletic League title (B.A.L). Now another training camp is underway and the team is looking better than ever, and with a solid outing at the B.A.L Scrimmage Saturday August 25, the Lions look like they are ready to win. After a disappointing 0-10 season last year, the players have been working hard in the off-season to change things. With only six seniors a season ago, many underclassmen had to step up. This season, those underclassmen that were thrown out on the Varsity field with little experience last year, are now ready to win. On both sides of the ball the Lions are stacked …