Lewisville’s junior running back Dre Bailey scored five rushing touchdowns to complete an audacious comeback against visiting Andrew Jackson on Friday night.
The Lions were down 18 points early in the second quarter, but stole victory from the jaws of defeat through Bailey’s 140 yards on 28 carries and an accurate second half from quarterback Cody Montgomery (7-for-9, 75 yards, 1 TD).
The Volunteers and junior quarterback Kolby Whitley struggled in the passing game (10-for-31), allowing Lewisville several opportunities to take over the ball game after halftime. Bailey scored three unanswered touchdowns from two, four and seven yards out, before Andrew Jackson could react in the third quarter. A seven-yard reception by Volunteer Dustin Eddins kept things close until Bailey’s 27-yard rushing score, after shrugging off several defenders, ended up being the difference on the night.
The result bodes well for the Lions, if history serves them right. Last year, when Lewisville beat Andrew Jackson 41-13, they went on to win six of its next seven games. Lewisville takes on Indian Land at home next week.
Lewisville 49, Andrew Jackson 39
LHS- 25 yard reception by Christian Cok, PAT good, Lewisville 7-0
AJHS- 1 yard rush by Kolby Whitley PAT no good, Lewisville 7-6
AJHS- 51 yard rush by Kolby Whitley PAT no good, Andrew Jackson 12-7
AJHS- 7 yard reception by Corley Faulkenberry from Kolby Whitley, PAT no good, Andrew Jackson 18-7
AJHS- 25 yard reception by Dustin Eddins from Kolby Whitley, PAT good, Andrew Jackson 25-7
LHS- 2 yard rush by Dre Bailey, PAT no good, Andrew Jackson 25-13
LHS- 4 yard rush by Dre Bailey, PAT good, Andrew Jackson 25-20
LHS- 7 yard rush by Dre Bailey, 2-pt conversion good, Lewisville 28-25
LHS- 6 yard reception by Shyheim McClurkin, PAT good, Lewisville 35-25
AJHS- 7 yard reception by Dustin Eddins, PAT good, 35-32
LHS- 27 yard rush by Dre Bailey, PAT good, 42-32
AJHS- 54 yard reception by Tray King, PAT good, 42-39 Lewisville on 1st play of drive
LHS- 15 yard rush by Dre Bailey, PAT good, 49-39
RUSHING ANDREW JACKSON Kolby Whitley 15-88; Antonio Truesdale 7-12. LEWISVILLE Dre Bailey, 28- 140 yards, 5 TDs; Cody Montgomery, 8- 67
PASSING ANDREW JACKSON Dustin Eddins 6-132 yards; Tray King, 2-53 yards. LEWISVILLE Tony Gaston, 3-54; Christian Cok, 4-74