Lewisville Lions too much for Great Falls Red Devils

Herald correspondentOctober 27, 2012 

Fans of the Great Falls Red Devils (4-6) were seeing glimmers of hope to secure a home berth in the 3-A postseason playoffs as late as the fourth quarter in Friday night’s home matchup with the Lewisville Lions.

However, four late touchdowns – all inspired from the feet or hands of Lewisville’s senior quarterback Qua Walls – put the Red Devils away, 42-14. Great Falls is now at the hands of the mercy of a media poll to decide where next week’s postseason game will be played.

Operating solely on the run game, a depleted Great Falls roster made up of 26 players made a valiant effort to knock off the visiting Lions. Running back Jake Payseur made touchdown runs from 55 and 22 yards out to score for the Red Devils and bring the score to 14-14 late in the game.

Lewisville (8-2) found itself cursed with flags, giving up 95 yards on 10 penalties throughout the contest, but Great Falls was unable to capitalize with its quarterback Clarke Schofield, who was sacked multiple times.

Walls shone through in contrast, throwing picture-perfect balls to Cody Montgomery, Tony Gaston and Jaris Elder before running a score in himself from over 60 yards out to push the advantage to 28 with a minute left in the game.

Lewisville 42, Great Falls 14

Great Falls6800-14

Team statistics

1st downs1114
Pass yds0108

Scoring summary

LHS- 27 yard pass from Walls to Montgomery (PAT kick good from Alan Jordan) 7-0

GFHS- 55 yard rush by Jake Payseur (PAT no good) 7-6

LHS- 3 yard rush by Malcolm Means (PAT GOOD) 14-6

GFHS- 22 yard run by Payseur (2 point conversion GOOD) 14-14

LHS- Walls pass to Tony Gaston for 6 yards (PAT GOOD) 21-14

LHS- Walls pass for 22 yards to Elder (PAT GOOD) 28-14

LHS- John Robbins recovers fumble for 35 yard rushing touchdown (PAT GOOD) 35-14

LHS- Walls rushes for 63 yards (PAT GOOD) 42-14

Individual statistics

PASSING: Qua Walls 12/14, 108 yards passing with 3 TDs; Jaris Elder 6/60 with 1 TD

RUSHING: Means 6/18 yards rushing with 1 TD; Qua Walls rushes 15/168 yards, 1 rushing TD

11/87 yards rushing for LaDarious Blair

Jake Payseur 7/137 yards rushing, 2 TDs

Records: Great Falls (4-6) (1-4) in Region 3-A, Lewisville (8-2), (6-2) in Region 3-A

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