Lusher’s offense comes alive for impressive victory against Thomas Jefferson

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Lusher broke open a tight game by out-scoring Thomas Jefferson 30-0 in the second half of a 37-7 victory Friday night at Brees Family Field.

The game went into half tied at 7 but the host Lions started off the third quarter with a bang. Lusher (2-1) recovered a fumble on the second half kickoff. On the very next play, quarterback Arnold Little found Joshua Stiger wide open for a 41 yard touchdown pass.

Thomas Jefferson (1-2) threatened to score on the next drive after 72 yard pitch and catch from Arlen Williams to Seth Jackson. Jackson was running free towards the enzdone until Lusher’s Ari Broussard tracked him down at 5 yard line. The Lions defense held strong and forced the Jaguars to attempt a 29 yard field goal which they missed.

Miles Stewart scores on a 60 yard TD run at the end of the 3rd quarter to extend the lead to 21-7. After a 3 and out by Thomas Jefferson, Lusher had a TD catch from Miles Stewart called back on holding call. The Lions persevere and complete the drive with a 32 yard field goal from Will Sternbergh.

Lusher senior Ari Broussard picked off quarterback Arlen Williams on the next possession. On the ensuing possession, the two-way performer Broussard was rewarded as a ball carrier on an eight-yard touchdown to make the score 31-7.

Broussard finished with 63 total yards of offense, a touchdown run, an interception and six tackles.

Miles Stewart put a stamp on the game with a 65 yard touchdown run. The sophomore finished with seven carries for 155 yards and two scores and added one catch for a 16-yard touchdown as well.

Little finished 11-for-22 for 152 yards and two touchdowns with an interception.

The game started off promising for Thomas Jefferson as Williams had runs of 16 and 30 yards on their first drive. However, the Jaguars were unable to convert that momentum into points.

Williams finished with 90 yards on 12 carries and added an interception playing defense for the Jaguars.

The Lions struggled on offense in the first quarter with freshman quarterback Arnold Little making his first career start.

Thomas Jefferson’s Donovan Gibson opened the scoring in the second quarter with a 60 yard run on 3rd and long.

Little threw a 16 yard touchdown to Stewart to even the score at 7 with two minutes left before the intermission. Looking for more in the red zone after a deflected punt, Little was intercepted by Williams.

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