GREAT FALLS -- The Lewisville Lions played solid defense and took advantage of three Great Falls mistakes to defeat the Red Devils 33-11.
Lewisville (1-2) allowed Great Falls only 176 yards on the night. The Lions made the plays when they had to, and their effort contributed directly to three touchdowns.
"Our defense was outstanding," Lewisville coach Floyd Drum said. "We needed this win after losing a tough one last week."
After Dennis Dunham scampered 57 yards to give Lewisville a 7-0 lead with 32 seconds remaining in the first quarter, Jeremy Green recovered a Great Falls fumble on the Red Devils' next possession.
It only took the Lions three snaps to go 25 yards to make it 14-0 with 11:47 left in the first half. Iwanza Colvin powered in from 4 yards out.
Great Falls (2-1) got its only first-half points on a 34-yard field goal by Kyle Heffner to cut the deficit to 14-3.
Isaiah Johnson staked the Lions to a 20-3 lead with a 12-yard run early in the third period.
The Lions' defense upped the count to 27-3 less than two minutes later when Tierrel Simpson picked up a fumble on a Great Falls punt attempt and raced 37 yards for the score.
Great Falls added two points on a safety to make it 27-5, and quarterback Gaither Bumgardner got the Red Devils back in the game with a 10-yard run to make it 27-11 with 10:01 to play.
"We made too many mistakes," Great Falls coach Kenny Schofield said. "We battled hard all night, but we just did not make enough plays."
Lewisville 7 7 13 6 -- 33
Great Falls 0 3 2 6 -- 11
First downs 9 12
Rushes-yards 36-158 33-116
Comp-Att-Int 0-2-0 4-15-3
Passing yards 0 60
Fumbles-lost 2-1 2-2
Penalties-yards 10-80 7-50
Great Falls 11