Location: Cincinnati, Ohio (Schueler Field)
The Lions were first to strike with a touchdown early in the second quarter, and they followed that quickly with another. Hanover responded with a touchdown, but the Lions stole the half with another long touchdown pass to end the first half ahead 21-6. Hanover was able to punch it twice in garbage time in the fourth quarter, but it wasn't enough as the Lions won the game 35-20.
How it Happened:
The first quarter was a stalemate with no one reaching the end zone. With 13:45 in the 2nd quarter, Chaiten Tomlin (Mt. Orab, OH/ Western Brown) found Grayson Roberts (Cincinnati, OH/ Reading) for an 18 yard touchdown pass to get the game rolling. After a few change of possessions, Tomlin launched another touchdown pass to Roberts (Cincinnati, OH/ Reading) from 44 yards out. The Panthers answered back with a two yard touchdown run with 4:51 remaining in the half. The Lions next possession was another touchdown connection. As Tomlin found Roberts for the dynamic duo's third score of the second quarter, this time from 55 yards out. That score ended the first half scoring, with The Mount taking a 21-6 into the locker room.
In the second half The Mount picked up right where they left off in the first. Scoring a touchdown on their first possession of the second half. Tomlin this time found cornerback Tyler Hannah(Cincinnati, OH / Summit Country Day) for a 25 yard score. The Lions opened the fourth quarter with a commanding lead, and added to it on their first drive of the fourth. Cory Hastings (Dayton, OH / Carroll) slipped out of the backfield to haul in a 15 yard touchdown pass from Tomlin, pushing the Lions lead to 35-6. Hanover, never stopped fighting though, as they would find the endzone twice in the final quarter, settling the final score at 35-20 in favor of the Lions
Grayson Roberts exploded in the game with 5 catches, 145 yards, and three of those for touchdowns. Roberts was getting open for most of the day and had an amazing, juggling touchdown catch to add to it.
The Lions defense was stout all day and played great as a unit, but Tyler Hannah had 3 tackles and an interception. Hannah also helped out the Lions offensively with a touchdown of his own.
The Lions (3-2, 2-1 HCAC) will head to Rose-Hulman(4-1, 3-0 HCAC) with kick-off at 2 PM next Saturday at Cook stadium, Phil Brown Field.