The Cannon County Youth Football Senior Lions (10-12 year-olds) enjoyed a strong start to the 2012 season with a 12-0 win against Sparta in jamboree action for both teams.
Weston Hargrove and Brandon Miles accounted for the scoring for the Senior Lions with each player reaching the end zone once. Defense was the big storyline as the Lions pitched a shutout. Defensive playmakers were Konner Perkins and Bryson Prater made a touchdown-saving tackle at the 1-yard line to
seal the shutout.
While Perksin and Prater were stalwarts, the entire defense was sound as evidenced by the shutout in the jamboree. The Senior Lions will play another jamboree Saturday in Hartsville before opening the season at home against Gordonsville, Aug. 25.