LANCASTER — Lewisville coach Will Mitchell described his team as having just enough left in the tank to survive with a 21-7 road victory over Buford on Friday night.
We are a Class A team that dresses only 27 and many of our guys go both ways; we got dinged up and were limping a little bit late in the game with bumps and bruises, Mitchell said. This was a Class AA team, and for the past two weeks, we played another AA and also a AAA team.
So late in the game, we began to get a little bit bumped up and wore down.
However, Lewisville was able to overcome those odds by allowing a 21-0 halftime lead to stand, despite a late Yellow Jackets rally.
The Lions took a 21-0 lead when quarterback Laquavious Walls connected with Allen Jordan with a 10-yard pass in the first quarter, followed by Walls running 10 yards in the end zone midway through the second.
Prior to the half, defensive back Malcolm Means scooped up an errant punt snap and raced 48 yards for a score.
Buford, however, stayed with the power-running attack and got two late scores. Josh Mullens plunged 1 yard for a score with 7:59 remaining. On its next possession, Buford turned a Lions interception into a 40-yard scoring drive with Mullens scampering 7 yards to pay dirt.
Defensively, the Lions came up with five quarterback sacks and forced five Yellow Jackets turnovers, four fumbles and an interception.
Give our defensive credit; I caused them to be put in tough situations, said Mitchell. However, they came up with huge plays the entire game.
Lewisville improved to 4-1 heading into next weeks open date before opening region competition against McBee.
Lewisville 21 Buford 7
LHS Laquavious Walls 10-yard pass to Allen Jordan (Allen Jordan kick)
LHS Laquavious Walls 10-yard run (Allen Jordan kick)
LHS Malcolm Means 48-yard fumble return (Jordan kick)
BHS Josh Mullens 1-yard run (Mikeem McKinney kick)
BHS Mullens 7-yard run (McKinney kick)
RUSHING Buford: Josh Mullens 16-86, Evan Flynn 7-18, Silas Moore 1-4; Mikeem McKinney 3-1; CJ Blackmon 19-111, Tripp Wright 1-(-3). Lewisville: Malcolm Means 8-55, Laquavious Walls 15-70, Dre Bailey 1-4.
PASSING Buford: CJ Blackmon 3-7-1-34; Tripp Wright 1-4-0-20. Lewisville: Laquavious Walls 17-29-1-128.
RECEIVING Buford: Mikeem McKinney 3-34, Evan Flynn 1-20. Lewisville: Malcolm Means 6-49, Christian Cok 3-6, Cody Montgomery 3-42, Allen Jordan 1-10, Tony Gaston 3-19, Jaris Elder 1-10, Dre Bailey 1-2.
RECORDS Lewisville 4-1, Buford 1-3.