Slow start, turnovers doom Daniel on road

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter

CENTRAL — With their backs against the wall after three straight losses, the Daniel Lions traveled to Anderson with nothing to lose in a daunting matchup against the Westside Rams on Friday night.

The Rams, 2-2 on the season, were in the midst of a down season and looking to turn the tide against the Lions.

Despite a valiant effort by the Lions, Westside proved to be too much, gashing the Daniel defense for more than 300 rushing yards and forcing four turnovers in a 38-17 victory.

“I don’t know that any one thing went wrong tonight,” Daniel coach Jeff Fruster said after the game. “I think we just played a really good team tonight.

“I’ve made no quarrels about our matchups this season and how difficult they are, but I thought our kids played hard. We made mistakes offensively and defensively, but what I didn’t see is the kids give up.”

Fruster stuck with Tyler Venables at

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