The Lions football team hopes to right its mistakes

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The Assumption College Lions senior football team will have to make up for costly mistakes if they hope to be in the running for a Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk Athletic Association championship.

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After a great first practice against Brantford Collegiate Institute Thursday at the Bisons Alumni North Park Sports Complex that ended in a touchdown, the Lions (0-2) couldn’t find the end zone as the Mustangs (2 -0) scored a 21 -10 win.

“I’m extremely happy with how the offense moves the ball,” said ACS head coach Jason Nagy.

“But we get a good drive and we take a waiting penalty which sets us back. We get another good ride and we get unsportsmanlike riding. These are free construction sites that we give away.

“We know we can score points if we clean up those mistakes.”

While the Assumption offense moved the ball but only managed to score 13 points – the Lions lost to North Park Collegiate 7-3 last week in their first game of the season – the defense has performed well.

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“Our defense is pretty solid,” Nagy said, before noting the team played shorthanded on Thursday.

“We have serious guys who are sick. It’s the smallest list I’ve ever had on a game day as a coach. We had 36 players tonight and we have 46 on the roster.

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Nagy noted that training attendance was not what he was looking for and he believes that if the players commit, the Lions can struggle.

“To be honest with you, I didn’t know what to expect this season,” he said. “We have a lot of new guys who are brand new to football.

“But I think if we get everyone to train and we can fix our mistakes, I’m confident we can turn things around. We definitely have the players and staff, we just have to move in the right direction. .

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Assumption opened the game with an impressive drive that was highlighted by a long pass from quarterback Tyson Kemp to receiver Liam Didomizio that propelled the Lions deep into BCI territory.

A few plays later, Kemp kicked the ball in from the one-yard line and it was converted by Julian Yanez.

On BCI’s first possession, Assumption’s lead was extended to 9-0 when the Mustangs surrendered a safety which was awarded to Emilio Arruda and that was how the score held at the end of the first quarter.

Until the end of the second quarter, BCI hadn’t been able to accomplish much, but that changed just before halftime.

After a 35-yard pass from Mustangs quarterback Ashton Spivak to Domenic Larromana, BCI had the ball on the ACS four-yard line. On the next game, with 3:32 left in the second quarter, Spivak passed to Larromana for BCI’s first score of the game.

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After Larromana’s convert, the score was 9-7 as the teams took a half-time break.

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In the third quarter, Assumption had his best offensive possession of the game since his first practice, moving the ball to the BCI 21-yard line with a mix of runs and passes. However, at third and in, a Lions player ran out of play, forcing ACS to attempt a 29-yard field goal that missed wide and resulted in just one run.

After that, BCI wasted little time scoring.

On the missed field goal, the Lions were given an unnecessary roughness penalty, putting the ball on the BCI 50-yard line and on the first play from scrimmage Spivak hit Jesse Hover on a 60-yard pass and played for a touchdown.

The Larromana convert made it 14-10 in favor of the Mustangs.

Needing to react, the Lions put together a good practice that brought them into midfield, but again, at third and short, they couldn’t convert.

After that, BCI sealed the victory with a short touchdown from Tyler Huff, which was converted by Larromana.

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