Lions start strongly, but can’t cash in and fall at Lincoln Prep

PACK OF LIONS: Plain Dealing coach Clint Walker talks to some of his players Thursday night at Grambling. (Journal photo by T. SCOTT BOATRIGHT)

By SCOTT BOATRIGHT, Lincoln Parish Journal

GRAMBLING — Plain Dealing dominated the opening stanza of Thursday night’s game at Lincoln Preparatory School. But two Lincoln Prep scores over the span of 29 seconds to start the second quarter gave the Panthers all the momentum they would need as the Panthers roared away for a 44-0 win over the Lions.

It was the 17th straight loss for the Lions (0-2), who failed to score for a second-straight game.

After being stopped on the game’s opening series, Plain Dealing punted the ball away to the Panthers (1-1), who fumbled the ball away two plays later.

But Plain Dealing could move no deeper than the Panthers ‘36-yard line before turning the ball over on downs.

The Lions got a big opportunity on the next play as Ardrevious Washington-Carper picked off Panthers’ quarterback Jordan Brown to give Plain Dealing possession at the Lincoln Prep 40-yard line with 1:58 remaining in the first quarter.

However, the Panthers held Plain Dealing to a three-and-out, forcing a punt.

On the next snap, Lincoln Prep’s Jaylin Hunt burst right off tackle and raced for a 60-yard score to help the Panthers on top 8-0 at the 11:52 mark of the second quarter.

On the ensuing series, the Lions turned it over deep in their own territory before Brown scampered two yards to paydirt to stretch the Lincoln Prep lead to 14-0 with 11:23 left before halftime. 

By intermission the Panthers led 38-0 with a running clock starting 2:14 into the second half as Lincoln Prep pushed its lead to 44-0.

Plain Dealing would move no deeper than the Lincoln Prep 40-yard line the rest of the way.

Next up for the Lions is their first home game against Lakeside next Friday.

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