Mistakes doom Lions in season-ending playoff loss

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter

CENTRAL ā€” The Daniel Lions seemingly found a way to make it through everything during the 2019 season, leading up to their third-round playoff game with the Ridge View Blazers on Thursday night.

A perfect 11-0 on the year, the Lions had even made it through that very same Blazer team earlier in the year in a 45-26 game that was not as close as the score indicated.

But it all came crashing down on Thursday, as the Lions fortunes changed drastically, with four first-half turnovers and an injury-depleted offense giving way to a stunning 35-28 loss to put an end to the season.

“Iā€™m very proud of these young men and what they were able to accomplish this year,” Daniel coach Jeff Fruster said. “They gave a great fight tonight. We expected nothing less from a formidable opponent like Ridge View, and we knew they were going to adjust their game

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