The temperature was hot and the Leopard J.V. football squad was just as hot on Thursday with a 26-6 win over the Union Spartans. Quarterback, Cameron Sessoms, lead the offensive on the ground and in the air with a 10 yard pass to Bryce Tanner for the first TD of the game the point after was no good. The rest of the quarter was a battle of defensive for both teams.
The second quarter started with both defenses hard at it again, but with 7:45 left in the quarter, Keshon Baily took the hand off from Sessoms into the end zone. The Leopards attempted a 2 point conversion, but failed to convert, leaving the score at 12-0.
Union’s JV was able to get on the board with 5:49 left in the half with a 50 yard TD run by their running back. The 2 point conversion was no good.
The Leopards’ Keshon Bailey had a run of 32 yards later in the quarter with the ball ending up on the 2 yard line, however the Spartans defensive stood strong and keep the Leopards out of the end zone. The first half ended with the score of 12-6, Leopards.
The third quarter started out with Lakewood fumbling a punt from Union, but Union then fumbled the very next play, giving the ball back to the Leopards. Later in the 3rd Keshon Bailey took another hand off from Sessoms for 32 yards. He was tackled on the 2 yard line. On the next play, D.J. Eason took the hand off into the end zone, then scored the 2 pt. conversion.
That was all of the offense for the game, as the fourth quarter was all defense by both teams.
Coach Sylvester Pittman said, “our goal is to get better every game we need to take our positions and assignment more serious, and as you can see tonight with this heat conditioning is very important.”
Coach Josh Rackley of Union echoed the same comments about conditioning ” as you can see the heat was working on us near the end of the game, but i think both team played a great game. We played two Quarter Backs tonight and they both looked good”.
The Leopards’ next game will be August 28th at Dixion. Game time is 6:30 p.m.