By Jesse Lamar
KILLEN - The Haleyville Lions
traveled to Brooks High School Friday, July 11, to compete in a 7-on-7
passing camp. The Lions did very well in pool play, going
Once in tournament play, the Lions put up a big
win over Deshler High School. A loss to Sheffield High School in the
second round of the single elimination tournament knocked the Lions off
the bracket, sending them home.
The Lions started out pool play with a shutout
19-0 win against Shoals Christian. In the next game, the Lions used
both a solid defense and offense to beat out Deshler High
School’s B-Team 29-9.
Haleyville’s next opponent was Sheffield
High School who proved to be a test for the Lions. Haleyville started
out the game with a score on the first drive that was answered back by
a score from the opposing team. Neither team successfully converted on
their extra-point conversion.
The Lions came up with an interception to turn
the tide, but a play later, Haleyville turned right around by throwing
an interception of their own. The teams swapped hits until a solid
defensive stand from Haleyville kept Sheffield out of the end zone on
fourth-down. As the buzzer went off to end the 20 minute game,
Haleyville held a 13-12 lead.
After a 30 minute break, the Lions retook the
field to play against Deshler High School’s varsity team. Deshler
put up the first points of the ballgame, but the Lions kept it close,
scoring on their first drive. An interception on the first play of
Deshler’s next drive gave Haleyville the lead.
The Lions added onto their lead scoring another
touchdown the following drive. Another defensive stop from Haleyville
allowed them to regain possession of the ball. Haleyville added their
final touchdown of the game before the buzzer sounded ending the game
in Haleyville’s favor 27-16.
After a lunch break, the Lions started off
tournament play with another win over Deshler before being put out of
the tournament by Sheffield in their second matchup of the day.