Junior Varsity Finishes 2004 Undefeated

October 07, 2004

If you've noticed some of the outstanding sophomores that are seeing playing time on Friday night, then you know some of the reasons why our Junior Varsity finished its 2004 season undefeated with a 4-0-1 record.

The JV Red Devils Defense contiuned its dominance on the year by shutting out Class AAAA Greenbrier's offense and scored a defensive touchdown to help put 27 points on the scoreboard.

After a sluggish 1st quarter, LC 's offense put 8 points on the board in the 2nd quarter with an 80-yard drive that consisted of runs by Tyler Beale, D. J. Jones, and Rontae Norman. D. J. Jones crossed the goal line from 10 yards out and with a 2-point conversion run by Norman, the Red Devils led 8-0.

On Greenbrier's next possession, Jatheus Jones picked up a fumbled ball and scampered 30 yards for LC's next TD. The missed PAT left the score 14-0.

With 58 seconds left in the half, Greenbrier picked off an LC pass and returned it deep into LC territory. The LC defense stepped up as it has all year long and stopped Greenbrier on 4 passing attempts inside the 10 yard line with Jeffrey Porter intercepting the final pass in the endzone to keep LC on top 14-0 at half.

The second half saw the Devil Defense continue to dominate while the offense scored 2 more TD's.

Early in the 3rd quarter, the Red Devils' offense ran off tackle with D.J. Jones and scored on a long run. With Josh Holliman's PAT, the score was 21-0.

The Greenbrier shotgun passing offense kept our Devil Defense moving. Late in the 3rd quarter Alex Bradford, playing safety, picked off a long pass and returned it down to the Greenbrier 15. Tyler Beale capped off the scoring for the night with a fullback dive up the middle and crossed the goal line. The missed PAT left the score 27-0.

The whole 4th quarter saw the second-string offense and second-string defense put the game away in good fashion. The second-string offense was led by Austin Goldman, Daniel Morris and Carlos Hearst while Darrien West, Casey Norman and Ryan King shined on defense.

Coach Mark Flowers was very happy with his defense and how they responded all year: "the kids really played hard for us. We've improved each week which is what you want as a coach."

Head JV Coach Kevin Blizzard feels this JV team deserved to have a good year: "most of this JV team were freshmen last year when our record was 2 wins and 4 losses. This year's team finished with 4 wins, 0 losses, and 1 tie, and most of last years players were back with us. It's great to see the improvement from last year to this year."