Lowry football gets first Homecoming win in six years

Lowry football gets first Homecoming win in six years

By Savannah McDade Posted October 14, 2009

After two disappointing losses behind them, the Bucks football team returned to their home field taking on the Sparks Railroaders in Lowry’s homecoming game. Lowry was able to turn its fortunes around and blew out the Railroaders 68-9.

“It was a great win for us, we knew Sparks was going to be a good team, the guys came out and played hard and we couldn’t be prouder of them,” said coach Tim Billingsley.

In the first quarter, Joel Barton scored the first touchdown. Not long after two touchdowns were made by David Eastman. The Bucks lined up only to fumble the ball, but seconds later Sparks fumbled the ball leaving it for Eastman to score another touchdown ending the quarter with a 27-point advantage for Lowry.

In just 71 seconds Lowry added two mores scores to start the second quarter.

Sparks punted the ball to open the second quarter to Lowry’s 32-yard line. Eastman gathered the ball in and raced up the middle of the field and turned to the right sideline where he broke a tackle outpacing all of the Sparks defenders.

On the ensuing kickoff, the Bucks recovered a Railroader fumble on the 18-yard line. Jace Billingsley then ran up the middle on a quarterback keeper for a touchdown.

Lowry’s scoring streak was interrupted when the Sparks running back scored on a 70-yard run.

Bryan Noble assists in making a tackle. /Savannah McDade • The Brand
Bryan Noble assists in making a tackle. /Savannah McDade • The Brand

The Bucks responded immediately. Billingsley fielded the kickoff at his own ten and ran for a 90-yard TD.
During the third quarter, Barton added another touchdown.

The last touchdown of the game was made by Lewis Flores.

After six years of Lowry varsity losing homecoming, senior Terrell Messerly was overjoyed after winning, “I’ve always wanted to win homecoming,” said Messerly.

Sophomore Jace Billingsley said the win should give the teams a lot of confidence when it comes time to play Fernley next week, he also realizes that there is always room for improvement.

Junior Anthony Leal felt the same way, “I think this is going to pump us up and get us ready. We just have to keep going, have a hard week of practice.”

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