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Lions hang Bears out to dry in 17-6 win

Gavin Summitt (26) knocks Dominic Hammond (3) off his feet as the ball pops loose in the Bearden backfield. – Photo by Dewayne Holloway

The Mount Ida Lions make the most of their home opener, earning their first victory of the year with a 17-6 victory over the Bearden Bears.

The Mount Ida Lions scoring effort was a diverse one with the Lions scoring on a field goal, a running play and a scoop and score on defense. John Hoeksema was responsible for the first nine points scored by the Lions. He hit a 33 yard field goal with 8:45 left on the clock and later scored on a nine yard run with 4:25 left in the second quarter.

Bearden controlled the tempo for most of the second half, but was only able to muster six points on a 15 yard pass play. 

Mount Ida’s final points came thanks to a brutal hit in the backfield by Gavin Summitt. He knocked the ball loose and Chandler Perkins scooped the ball up and ran into the endzone. Caleb White scored on the two point conversion to give the Lions an 11 point lead.

Mount Ida will host Mineral Springs next Friday. Homecoming festivities will precede the game which will kick off at 7 p.m.

See next week’s issue of the Montgomery County News for a full recap of the game.

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