By Marc Betancourt
The Leon High Lions overcame the Taylor County Bulldogs in a close game that ended with a final score of 34 to 29. Both teams fought against adverse weather conditions. The rain started in the 2nd quarter and continued until the final whistle. The Lions got off to a fast start leading 14-0 in the 1st quarter, but Taylor County made some big plays including a safety that put the score at 14-8 at the end of the 1st.
Leon Coach Tim Cokely was very pleased with his team’s performance, especially in the 4th quarter. Our defensive play was stellar late in the game, that comes from having depth and fresh legs said, Cokely. Both quarterbacks performed well, and Leon is most likely going to continue with their two QB system.
Taylor County’s coach Ryan Smith was satisfied with his teams play today. Even though they were on the losing end they still fought hard. We played good in spurts; we just have to capitalize on mistakes. We are still 0-0 even though we didn’t win said, Smith. The Bulldog’s offense fought back all night, climbing out of some tough holes. Both teams began regular season play next week.