Saturday, October 29, 2016

Lumberjacks Continue To Reign Supreme

All night long, the Lumberjacks broke tackles and pushed forward for more yardage.
The word out of Hamburg all week was that Warren's reign as champions of conference 8 4-A was
Quarterback Hayden Lassiter:
He throws. He defends.  He RUNS!
over.  Hooton's Arkansas football picked Warren by a mere six points.  That's understandable, looking at it on paper.  But football is not played on paper.  It is played on the field with real players and real coaches.  Friday night, October 28th, the Warren Lumberjacks continued their domination of 8 4-A and defeated the Hamburg Lions 61-24.  Hamburg did battle hard and showed the talent they have, however, Warren was better.

The Lumberjacks received the opening kickoff and promptly marched down the field.  Quarterback Hayden Lassiter scored on a nine-yard run, and Sergio Yepes made the point after.  Warren jumped ahead 7-0.  The Lumberjack defense forced a punt, and shortly thereafter, Dennis Daniels ran in a touchdown from 12 yards out. Yepes kicked successfully making the score 14-0.  Hamburg came back and scored on a 15-yard pass and cut the score to 14-7.

With 10:08 remaining in the second quarter, Warren's Byron Person scored from the one yard line, and Yepes converted to make the score 21-7.  At the 9:03 mark, Person intercepted a pass, and the Lumberjacks took over on Hamburg's 24-yard line.  Moments later, Dennis Daniels ran it in from the eight-yard line, and Yepes again converted to up the score to 28-7, Warren.  The Jacks then recovered a fumble, and Hayden Lassiter

Defense, Lumberjacks, defense!
threw a 53-yard touchdown pass to Treylon Burks.  The PAT was not successful, and Warren lead 34-7.  Hamburg got back on the board with a 25-yard TD pass to make the game 34-14.  Warren was going in to score again but fumbled, and Hamburg recovered deep in Lion territory.  The Lions drove down and with seconds left in the first half, kicked a 17-yard field goal making the halftime score 34-17.

Hamburg returned the opening second half kickoff to midfield and scored again on a six-yard pass.
After a successful PAT the score was 34-24.  That was as close as the Lions would get.  Hayden Lassiter responded with a 19-yard TD pass to Keemontrae McKnight, who made a great catch, and Yepes was spot on to make the score 41-24, Warren.  The Lumberjacks got another fumble recovery, and Dennis Daniels ran in another touchdown from 20 yards.  The Jacks faked the extra point and went for two.  It appeared Hayden Lassiter hit the pylon but the officials called the try no good,  and Warren lead 47-24.  Hamburg had another good drive but was stopped on 4th down as Treylon Burks made a big defensive stop at Warren's nine-yard line.
Byron Person turns on the speed.
In the fourth quarter, at the 10:22 mark, Hayden Lassiter hit Burks with a 21 -yard strike for a touchdown, and Yepes was good to run the score to 54-24.  D'Shawn Jackson picked off another
Dennis Daniels crosses the goal line adding 6 to the Lumbejack score.
Hamburg pass, and Warren drove again but was held on downs inside Hamburg territory.  The Lions drove the ball into Warren's end of the field, but Carrington Gilbert intercepted the ball at the one- yard line.  Byron Person immediately ripped off a 90-yard run, being tackled at the Hamburg 10. Vincent Stepps then scored on a ten yard run for the Lumberjacks, and Yepes converted to make the final 61-24 in favor of the Lumberjacks.
Treylon Burks evaded the Lions all night.

On the night, Dennis Daniels ran 20 times for 201 yards and three touchdowns.  Hayden Lassiter ran 8 times for 39 yards and a touchdown and was 10 out of 18 passing for 232 yards and three TD's.  He threw one interception.  Byron Person had eight carries for 114 yards and one touchdown.  Treylon Burks caught 9 passes for 181 yards and two touchdowns.  He also played very well on defense. McKnight had one touchdown catch. The Lumberjacks ran for 373 yards and passed for 232.

Warren is again champions of conference 8 4-A with one game to go against Dollarway.  The Jacks are guaranteed the number one seed for the playoffs.  The Dollarway game is set for 7:00 P.M. Thursday night at Jim Hurley, Jr. Stadium.

The Lumberjack defense made numerous big plays in the game as the very potent Hamburg offense threw 51 times.  The game marked the 2016 return of defensive lineman Marcus Miller, who played for the first time after recovery from knee surgery.  Warren lost Davis Pennington to an injury in the first half.  His status is unknown for the remaining games.

The Lumberjack offensive line once again was outstanding and the kicking game solid.  Warren has now won 5 conference titles in a row and 13 in the past 17 years.  Fans are urged to show up Thursday night for the final regular season home game.

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