The Golden Lions fought hard but couldn’t match the experience of the Chargers. The Chargers scored on their first two possession, nine total plays, to take a quick 13-0 lead. The Golden Lions added a TD, a 75 yard pass to MJ Allen from Isaiah Bess but the PAT was blocked and after the first quarter, the Chargers led 13-6. The Chargers would add a TD in the 2nd quarter to take a 20-6 halftime lead. The Chargers would add a defensive TD in the 3rd quarter and would finish the rivalry game with a 27-6 victory over the Golden Lions. The Golden Lions will be at home next week after 3 consecutives away games to host the Kings Mountain Mountaineers.
The Golden Lions struggled offensively but gave a team effort. The Golden Lions finished with 162 total yards, 7 first downs. MJ Allen had 3 receptions for 81 yards and 1 TD. Isaiah Bess was 14/27 passing for 149 yards, 1 TD, and 2 INT’s.
The Golden Lions defense surrendered 363 total yards and 20 first downs. Nick Stites finished with 13 total tackles including 1 tackle for loss. KJ Washington had 12 total tackles. Jack Hollifield had 10 total tackles including 1 tackle for loss. Tre’ Jolly finished with 7 total tackles including 2 tackles for loss and 1 1/2 sacks. Ethan Mitchell had 7 total tackles including 2 tackles for loss and 1 1/2 sacks.