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Herion shines during Homecoming for Lamar

LAMARLamar running back Tyrik Herion celebrated Homecoming in style Friday night at Donald R. Poole Stadium.  The senior rushed for 206 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries, and was named Homecoming King during halftime of the Silver Foxes’ 30-6 victory over Lewisville.

“It was my last Homecoming so I had to do my thing for the fans,” Herion said.  “I had a couple mistakes at first, but my teammates kept me up on the sideline and told me to keep my head up.  I had to stay humble and grind.”

Lamar dominated field position in the first quarter, with 12 of its 13 offensive plays coming inside Lewisville territory.  However, they still had nothing to show for it after a Herion fumble and consecutive turnovers on downs.

The Silver Foxes eventually got on the scoreboard with a 25-yard field goal by Jacob Grant three minutes into the second period, and added in the final seconds of the frame.  An interception set Lamar up near midfield with 1:57 remaining before the break, and five plays later, Jacquez Lucas scampered into the end zone for a 6-yard touchdown.

“We practiced great all week.  We were focused and ready to go,” said Lamar head coach Corey Fountain.  “We had some hiccups in the first half and we could have very easily scored two more touchdowns, but we didn’t execute.  It was getting frustrating, but our guys kept doing what they were supposed to do.  In the second half, we were able to get it going on offense, and our defense played lights out the whole game.”

The third quarter was much like the first, only Lewisville had chances in Silver Fox territory it couldn’t capitalize on.  Facing fourth-and-eight at the Lamar 37-yard line, the Lions attempted a fake punt, but it was snuffed out by the defense.  On the ensuing play, Herion took a handoff up the middle and raced 59 yards to push the margin to 16-0.

“Tyrik’s been a hard runner for us all year.  He did what he always does, and our offensive line did a good job of blocking.  That’s all we can ask for,” Fountain said.

Lewisville (6-2, 1-1) then answered with its only scoring drive of the night.  Running back Quentin Sanders was employed in the wildcat package the entire possession and guided his team 52 yards in nine plays.  Aided by a pair of penalties, the drive culminated with a 16-yard touchdown pass from Sanders to Mikail Fourney.  The two-point conversion failed, leaving the Lions down by 10 with 11:38 to go in regulation.  Sanders finished the contest with 97 yards rushing on 26 attempts.

Just over a minute later, Lamar made it a three-score game again when quarterback Rashard Coleman connected with Lucas for a 52-yard TD strike.  Lucas added the exclamation point with a nine-yard touchdown run, and wrapped up the night with 111 yards rushing on 13 carries.

“Rashard made a great throw to give us some momentum.  That helped give our offense some confidence and it was like a breath of fresh air to spread that lead out a little bit more,” Fountain said.

Lamar (7-0, 1-0), ranked No. 1 in this week’s HSSR Class A poll, will host Timmonsville next Friday.  The Whirlwinds are the only other undefeated team in the region after edging McBee, 22-14.  Lewisville has an open date next week before traveling to Timmonsville Oct. 20.

 

SCORING SUMMARY

Lewisville              0              0              0              6—6

Lamar                    0              9              7              14—30

LAM – Jacob Grant 25-yard field goal

LAM – Jacquez Lucas 4-yard run (kick failed)

LAM – Tyrik Herion 59-yard run (Grant kick)

LEW – Mikail Fourney 16-yard pass from Quentin Sanders (run failed)

LAM – Lucas 52-yard pass from Rashard Coleman (Grant kick)

LAM – Lucas 9-yard run (Grant kick)


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