Capitol pulls away in final quarter to down Lusher, 42-21

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A tight battle through three quarters swung Capitol’s way in the final 12 minutes of a 42-21 victory Thursday night over visiting Lusher Charter in a battle of the Lions in Baton Rouge.

Capitol wide receiver JaCoby Bellazar enjoyed a huge night, scoring four touchdowns including three receptions and a long scoring run to fuel the Lions. His final score of the night was the first of three unanswered touchdowns for Capitol on the fourth quarter after the Lions held a slim 21-20 advantage.

Bellazar made the most of six touches from scrimmage, finishing with three catches for 123 yards and three scores plus three rushes for 115 yards including a 61-yard touchdown.

Running back Miles Stewart carried the load for Lusher (1-3) with 18 rushes for 158 yards and two touchdowns. His scoring runs came in the second quarter as answers to Capitol touchdown drives.

Lusher quarterback Arnold Little connected with Sam Long for a 49-yard pass in the opening quarter as the visiting Lions drew within one point of Capitol on three separate occasions before the hosts pulled away late.

Two second half turnovers deep in Capitol territory soomed Lusher’s chances. A Stewart fumble at the Capitol 27-yard line on the first possession of the third quarter and an interception of Little in the Capitol red zone early in the fourth quarter proved costly.

Capitol will play on Thursday night for the second straight week when they host Episcopal while Lusher will look to bounce back Friday night, Oct. 4 against neighborhood rival McMain at Brees Family Field.

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