Nation Ford was hoping to make a big splash in its first trip to the 37th Herald Football Jamboree Friday at District Three Stadium.
Instead, the Falcons ran into a hungry bunch of Lions determined to keep that from happening.
Lewisville pieced together a 98-yard drive and scored on a 34-yard interception return to upend Nation Ford, 13-0.
Coaches from both sides were disappointed with the results. Nation Ford is set to open later this month, becoming the second high school in Fort Mill. Coach Rusty Jester has some work to do.
The Falcons surprised everyone, including Jester, with an onside kick to start the game. Nation Ford recovered the unintentional dribbler but was called for a motion penalty, lost a yard on the ground and threw an incomplete pass before punting.
Lewisville's third possession started on its own 2-yard line. Nation Ford punter Dee Truesdale's kick was downed by the Falcons with 14 seconds left in the first period.
Lewisville moved methodically down the field. The Lions used six different ball-carriers on the 19-play scoring drive.
Iwanza Colvin had seven carries for 46 yards and scored on a 13-yard run with 1:42 left. Colvin, a freshman, backed up starter Robert Johnson a year ago. He teamed up with Dennis Dunham for 80 yards on the ground.
Lewisville's Elijah Johnson picked off a pass from Falcons quarterback Mitchell Starnes and returned it 34 yards for the score.
Lions coach Floyd Drum saw plenty of room for improvement, despite the win.
"There was no intensity, no focus," Drum said. "The defense was all right but we didn't go to our positions. I think we are just more athletic and we were able to recover.
"We had a fumble and an interception. We have a tremendous amount of work to do but the kids realize that."
Nation Ford managed just six yards of offense. Defensively the Falcons got solid play from Daniel Davis, Mike Whitesides and Kelvin Foster.
"They were on the field a long time," Jester said. "We're working hard and we'll get better."