photos and story by Sydney Scheer
Football Night in America. The Luther Lions traveled east to Stroud, Oklahoma, and the fans packed the jackets, blankets, gloves, and earmuffs to watch the game; the concession stand served hot chocolate and lots of coffee.
The matchup between Luther and Stroud is new to the schedule this year. Due to re-districting, anticipation was strong with everyone pondering how Luther would play in this sixth week of play for the Lions, and their second conference game.
There is much more to say than just, “The offense scored touchdowns.” The defense was a key part of the offensive scoring due to the big stops of the Stroud key players. Lots of running game tonight, but that was no problem for the defense. Quarterback sacs in the backfield, tackles for losses, and even some old fashioned fumbles were, of course, in our favor. Luther’s defense held the Stroud Tigers to just seven points, which brought themselves to another district win, to be 2-0 in district play, and 5-1 overall.
On offense, the combination of the run game and the passing game brought the Lions to victory. The turnovers on defense with interceptions and fumble recoveries in our favor brought us to run the ball for yardage, and pass the ball to score. The offense was pumped and the fans were cheering. Everyone loves a cool Friday night under the stadium lights.
There were too many game highlights to pick through to choose the best. From the punt return touchdown run by #24 Dakota Pridemore, to #22 Jesse Cole’s huge quarterback sac, to the multiple personal fouls and unsportsmanlike conduct calls, it was a very loud, fun football game. Cutting it down to the bone, Luther played a hyped football game, and came out on top. Sideline vibes were high, cheerleaders cheering in our ears on the tight sideline, and spectator interaction made the night fun.
The Lions have a shortened practice week next week. Christian Heritage Academy Crusaders travel to Luther’s Wilson Field on Thursday, October 13th. Come out to support the Luther Lions for another district game. The Luther Football schedule indicates Thursday night’s game is the Pink Out game, as well as Little League Appreciation night.