Lions battle to jamboree tie

Lions battle to jamboree tie

Sophomore tight end Bo Bryson, 10, pulls in a one-handed grab for a 37-yard touchdown against Sale Creek in a scrimmage last week.

TONY STINNETT/Courier Sports Editor

LEWISBURG - Even though it was a jamboree and the result didn’t count, Cannon County’s football team showed its fans times are different in Woodbury during a 7-7 tie against Cornersville in the Marshall County Jamboree Friday (Aug. 16).

A.J. Daniel scored on a 14-yard keeper, sprung by a great block by left tackle Daniel Davis.
The Lions also had two other scoring opportunities that ended with failed field goal attempts of 51- and 39-yards.
Cornersville scored the tying touchdown with less than 40 seconds remaining in the half of football.

“We put together two good quarters,” Daniel said. “We have shown we can move the ball in the preseason. Now we have to do it when it counts.”

Cannon County’s defense was solid throughout the contest.

B.J. Daniel hauled in an interception and had a critical fourth-down stop early in the second quarter of action.
“I love the way our defense is playing,” B.J. Daniel said. “We just can’t let up. We have to stick to our scheme and make plays in the games.”

The Lions held Cornersville to 27 yards rushing in the two quarters of action and held them out of the end zone for more than 20 minutes.

Cannon County surrendered more than 40 points per contest in 2012.
The Lions will open the 2013 season at Middle Tennessee Christian Friday. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.