Lions unable to overcome slow start in loss to DePauw

Lions unable to overcome slow start in loss to DePauw

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio (Schueler Field)

The Basics: DePauw jumped out to a quick lead against the Lions, scoring the games first two touchdowns. The Lions would fight back to make it a very close game in the second half, cutting the lead to four early in the fourth quarter. They were unable to finish off the comeback as DePauw pulled away late to win the game 41-30.

How it Happened: 

DePauw dominated the early portion of play on the game. Scoring three touchdowns before the Lions ever found the scoreboard. Early in the second quarter with the Lions trailing 21-0 they began to find their footing. With 8:34 to play in the 2nd Chaiten Tomlin (Mt. Orab, OH/ Western Brown) found AJ Glines (Harrison, OH/ Harrison) for an 18 yard touchdown strike to open the scoring for the Lions

The Tigers would score again right before the halftime buzzer went to settle the first half score 28-7. The Lions would hold DePauw scoreless for the 3rd quarter and cut into the lead, scoring 17 unanswered. Tomlin threw more touchdown passes during the stretch one to Grayson Roberts (Cincinnati, OH/ Reading) and the other to Cory Hastings (Dayton, OH/ Carroll). Jerry Porter (Cincinnati, OH/ Elder) capped the run with a 37 yard field goal to cut the score to 28-24. 

The Lions would be unable to keep DePauw off the score board for the entire second half, despite a valiant defensive effort. The Tigers pushed their lead back to 10 with an 8 yard touchdown run with 7:42 to play.  And would add another with 1:22 to go to seal the victory. 

Standouts:

As has been the case throughout much of the early season, Porter was again the Lions most valuable player. He has yet to miss a kick this season, hitting one field goal and three extra points in the game while also handling the punting duties for the Lions. Defensively the Lions were lead by Peyton Williams (Cincinnati, OH/ Norwood) who had 13 total tackles in the game, 

Up Next:

The Lions (1-1) will open HCAC play against Bluffton (0-2) at Schueler field, Saturday at 1:30 PM.