The Durant Lions were eliminated from playoff contention after suffering a 49-7 loss to the Edison Eagles in Tulsa on Nov. 1.
The Lions looked to upset the Eagles and keep their postseason hopes alive but were outmatched in every facet of the game. Durant had just 131 yards of total offense in 49 plays. On the other side of the ball, they allowed 287 yards of total offense in only 38 plays.
Durant’s running game was their lone bright spot in the game. Running back Francisco Avila rushed for 82 yards and a touchdown while averaging 4.2 yards per carry.
The Lions allowed Edison to get on the board early but held themselves within a single score for most of the first half. They found themselves down 14-0 at halftime due to a last-minute, 28-yard touchdown lob on third-and-5.
Edison took advantage of fantastic field goal position during the second half. In three plays of offense, they widened their lead to 28-0. After scoring another touchdown, they forced, recovered and returned a Durant fumble for a touchdown that extended their lead to 42-0. Durant lost another fumble on the ensuing possession and set Edison up for their final score of the game.
Durant was finally able to find the end zone as Avila marched 57 yards in nine attempts, including a 7-yard touchdown run just before the game ended. Durant kicker Zach White converted the point after to top off the 67-yard, 11-play drive that spanned over six and a half minutes.
Durant’s two-game win streak came to a halt as they fell to 2-8 overall and 2-4 in district competition with the loss. The Lions hope to close out the season on a good note this week at home against Hale (2-7), who is winless in their six division matchups.
Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, at Paul Laird Field.