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Lions edge Steelers for Rec championship

Stephanie Gore Sports Writer

November 9, 2013

The Junior Football Tournament Championship game took place at Royal Lane Park Thursday night with the Steelers and the Lions going head-to-head for the ultimate prize.


The Lions came out victors in a closely contested 7-6 final game, giving parents and fans a sit-on-the-edge-of-your seat ending to the season.


With 3 10-minute quarters under their belt, the Lions were the first to score a touchdown. Granted a good kick, the Lions took a 7-0 lead.


Taking the ball back, the Steelers scored their TD with 4 minutes left in the game. As the seconds rolled by, the Lions remained in the lead by 1 lucky point until the whistle blew.


Taking home medals and a plaque recognizing them as recreation champs, the Lions proudly walked off the field.


“It was a good, close game. Defense paid off. It was a good group of hard working kids. We had a perfect record, 8-0 for our regular record,” stated head coach of the Lions Ollen Raynor.