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Our Varsity Football team had another strong performance last Friday night, defeating the visiting Priory Rebels in the Class 4 District 4 Semifinals by the score of 31-0. The Lions put up all of their points in the first half, fueled be the strong running of GAC Central Offensive Player of the Year, quarterback Ben Watson. Watson had several highlight reel runs in the half, which resulted in 4 touchdowns for the Lions. For the game, Watson rushed for 249 yards on 19 carries.
Watson's 1st touchdown run came with 5:04 left in the 1st quarter as he went 60 yards for the score. After another defensive stop forced a Priory punt, Watson went 81 yards on the next play, giving FZE a 14-0 lead at the end of the 1st.
The Lion defense continued to shut down the Priory offense, giving the offense additional opportunities in the 2nd quarter. Watson scored on runs of 13 and 3 yards, taking full advantage of those opportunities. Late in the half, after yet another defensive stop, kicker Hunter Studer finished off the scoring by booting a 36 yard field goal, which had much room to spare. Studer was perfect on the evening, booting all 4 of his extra point attempts, in addition to this field goal.
There was no scoring from either team in the 2nd half. With the big lead, the Lions went conservative, just trying to run clock, and the defense continued to be stellar, earning its 2nd shutout of the season. With the 31-0 victory, the team improved their record to 9-2 on the season, and advanced to the District Finals. There, the Lions will host #2 seed Hannibal, with the kickoff set for 7 pm on Friday, November 9, @FZE.