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Lovejoy focuses in the fourth quarter against Starr's Mill

By Anthony Rhoads and Doug Gorman

No jinx this time: Last year, Lovejoy squandered a 34-14 lead against Starr's Mill and lost 35-34 but in Friday's rematch, Lovejoy came ready to play in the fourth quarter. The game was tied 28-28 after three quarters but Lovejoy scored 19 points in the final stanza to post a 47-28 win.

"The whole fourth quarter we were thinking about what happened last year," Lovejoy senior quarterback Kisan Flakes said. "We never gave up because we knew what happened last year. We played hard and never game up because of how we lost last year."

Lovejoy and Starr's Mill's all-time series is now tied at 4-4.

Offensive fireworks: Lovejoy compiled 485 total yards in Friday's victory over Starr's Mill. Starr's Mill had 332 total yards in the losing effort.

For kicks: Before the 2003 season started, Lovejoy head coach Al Hughes said that David McHone was going to be one of the best punters in the area. So far in the season, McHone has lived up to the billing.

In Friday's game against Starr's Mill, McHone punted four times for an average of 42.8 yards. His longest punt was 50 yards.

Right spot again: A week ago, Mt. Zion sophomore Valin Leggett had three interceptions. Saturday night in his game against Eagle's Landing, he picked up another pass during the Bulldogs' homecoming win against Eagle's Landing.

Busting through: Mt. Zion's Anthony Smith busted through the Golden Eagles' last line of defense on special teams and blocked a punt.