Taylor roadblock leaves Lions at 0-3

Published 1:55 am Saturday, September 13, 2008

It was all yellow Friday night in Alabaster as the Kingwood Lions dropped their home-opener to the Taylor Road Tigers, 47-21.

Although Eric Marshall opened the game with a 51-yard touchdown run, the Lions were never able to catch up with the yellow jersey’s of the Tiger receivers or the flags that penalized the two teams nearly 40 times.

Following Marshall’s opening touchdown run, the Tigers went to work as quarterback Travis Helms connected with Justin Hudson for the first of three first-half touchdowns.

The Tigers increased the lead on their next possession as Helms hit Hudson for a 30-yard strike.

Lions quarterback Andrew Steele was picked off on the last play of the quarter and then Helms hit Haywood Taylor for a 16-yard score.

The Lions pulled the game to within one score on an 11-yard pass from Steele to Jeremy Helfinstein, but that would be as close as the Lions would get.

Helms-to-Hudson struck one more time before the half to give the Tigers a 28-14 lead.

In the second half, it was more of the same for the Tigers as Taylor Road scored 30-, 16- and 20-yard rushing touchdowns. The Lions managed a final score on a 4-yard run by Steele.

Kingwood returns home Friday as the Lions play host to Marengo.