2008 Team Insider: Livingston Lions

Can The Lions Compete In 20 4A?

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Livingston Lions

Last season was by far the best that the Livingston Lions have had in the last 40 years. The Lions finished 10-3 and made it to the 3rd round of the playoffs before falling to Dayton 43-0. They now join a tough district 20-4A with the likes of PN-G, Nederland, Beaumont Central and Lumberton among others. Livingston returns 10 total starters that will try to get them into the playoffs in a very stout district.

Key Wins Last Year

Manor (42-13)

Houston Washington (42-7)

Last Year's Scores

Livingston 27 Jasper 15

Livingston 23 C.E. King 7

Livingston 56 New Caney 7

Livingston 22 Vidor 3

Livingston 52 Willis 7

Livingston 35 Caney Creek 28

Livingston 41 Huntsville 28

Brenham 42 Livingston 14

Livingston 38 Montgomery 28

Waller 21 Livingston 10

Livingston 42 Manor 13

Livingston 42 Houston Washington 7

Dayton 43 Livingston 0

Offense

Livingston returns 5 offensive starters from last year's team that averaged 31 points per game. QB Dustin Harris returns under center for the Lions to lead the offensive charge. Lining up behind him in the backfield will be RB Keaton Parker. Parker was a threat rushing and as a receiver last season as he rushed for 407 yards and 3 touchdowns on 41 carries and caught 13 passes for 235 yards and 4 touchdowns. Leading the way on the offensive line will be OT Mark Reynolds.

Other Key Players

Ryan McClain (TE)

Defense

The Lions also return 5 starters from a defensive unit that allowed 19 points per game. Leading the way will be CB Josh Henderson. Last season Henderson finished with 3 interceptions. Joining Henderson in the defensive backfield will be Kevin Nettles and Ronald Bogany. Also back is DE Carlos Moreno. The defensive line will be led by Brandon McGowen and Ricky Wagner.

Other Key Players

None Listed

Livingston will take Week 0 off before opening the season in Week 1 with a tough game at Bellville. They will also face Caney Creek and Houston Washington in non-district. They will open 20-4A play on September 26 with a road trip to Lumberton. They will also travel to the "New Reservation" on October 10 to take on the PN-G Indians. Here is the complete 2008 schedule for the Livingston Lions......

Aug. 29 OPEN

Sept. 5 @ Bellville

Sept. 12 @ Conroe Caney Creek

Sept. 19 Houston Washington

Sept. 26 @ Lumberton*

Oct. 3 Beaumont Ozen*

Oct 10 @ Port Neches-Groves*

Oct. 17 Little Cypress-Mauriceville*

Oct. 24 @ Nederland*

Oct. 31 @ Beaumont Central*

Nov. 7 Vidor*

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