Lions Dominate Blue Tigers on Homecoming

The Lions improve to 4-2 with a 37-14 win over the Lincoln Blue Tigers


Courtesy of MSSU Athletics

Jermaine Young Jr brings down Lincoln quarterback Zamar Brake for a loss on Saturday, at Fred G Hughes Stadium, in Joplin, MO

Saturday at Fred G Hughes Stadium the 3-2 Missouri Southern Lions took on the 0-5 Lincoln Blue Tigers. It was homecoming for the Lions.

Jaedon Stoshak would get the scoring started for the Lions with a 76 yard punt return and would score early and often in the first half.

“It was a field return, we ran it how it was supposed to be run and it worked well,” wide receiver Jaedon Stoshak said.

The Lions would go into the half leading the Blue Tigers 31-7.  The Lions defense would force three turnovers, all interceptions in the first half. Colton Winder came down with two interceptions and Coleman Booker would come down with one.

“Our job is to always get the ball back for the offense whether we force a turnover or get a three and out,” linebacker Colton Winder said.

The lions would dominate the time of possession in the second half which gave an opportunity for some of the second and third stringers to see the field.

“We have got to have 2’s and 3’s to be able to withstand in this league,” head coach Atiba Bradley said, “So to have a ballgame where we can get guys some reps that’s huge.”

The Lion’s defense would get 5 sacks in the game. Jermaine Young Jr would lead the team with two sacks. Maurion Clemons and Kalepo Fiaseu would each have one sack. Romel Readus and Solomon Garcia would each be credited with half a sack.

“I think we played with an edge today,” Winder said, “we played very physical and with a chip on our shoulder.”

The (4-2) Lions will be on the road next week taking on the (1-5) Central Missouri Mules at 1:30 pm on Saturday, at Walton Stadium.

“This is a really close group,” Bradley said, “They work extremely hard.”