Lions roar past Hughes 55-14

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Junior quarterback Dillon Burrow passed for five touchdowns and ran for another to lead Manila to a 55-14 thumping over Hughes Friday night in 3A-3 senior high non-conference football action.

Burrow completed 21-28 passes on the night for 360 yards and five scores, while rushing seven times for 47 yards and another touchdown.

Zach Reinhart caught seven passes for 187 yards and three touchdowns while senior Brian Borden snared eight receptions for 102 yards and two scores to lead the Lions in receiving. Borden finished the night with 168 all-purpose yards, including 39 on returns and 27 rushing. Shaun McCallie also rushed for two touchdowns for the Lions.

Manila (2-1) jumped to a 7-0 lead after the first quarter and blew the game open, scoring 28 points in the second period to take a 35-6 lead into the dressing room at intermission. The Lions scored three more second half touchdowns to put the game out of reach.

"This was our most complete game of the year," said Manila Coach Toby Doke. "I was very pleased with our effort. We only had to punt once all night. We handled our business. Dillon had a great game. He completed 75 percent of his passes. Our receiver made some great catches. We played the way we are capable of playing. I thought the defense overall played a good game. We did lose containment a couple of times, but I thought we controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the football."

"We feel like we have a must game coming up Friday night against Harrisburg, if we are going to make the play-offs," said Doke. "If we can put pressure on their quarterback and force them into some errors, I think we have a real good chance to win the game."

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