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Lewiston falls in six-man home opener

September 4, 2018
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Lewiston freshman Shawn Salts powers his way over a Red Cloud defender to tie the game at 7-7 in the first half of a six-man football game Friday afternoon in Lewiston.

In the first home game of their first six-man season since the 1960′s Friday night, Lewsiston fell to Red Cloud 39-20.

For the past two seasons, the Lewiston has consolidated with Southern High School to play 11-man football. The decision was made to bring football back to Lewiston in 2018 in six-man form.

The Tigers managed a 41-26 road win at Silver Lake last Friday night in their road opener, but couldn’t carry that momentum to their home field against Red Cloud.

The game was close, though, until the fourth quarter. It was tied 7-7 after the first quarter and Lewison led 14-13 at half time.

Neither team scored in the third quarter, keeping the score at 14-13, but Red Cloud would outscore Lewiston 26-6 in the final quarter to run away with the 39-20 win.

Tony Gonzalez led the Lewiston offense, carrying the ball 18 times for 97 yards and one touchdown while Shawn Salts carried the ball six times for 20 yards. Levi Meybrunn rushed four times for 14 yards and a touchdown.

The Tigers struggled to get their passing game going. Treyton Hippen was 2 of 10 passing for 54 yards, but he did have a 45 yard touchdown strike to Abel Gonzalez. Daniel Gonzalez had the other reception for nine yards.

Levi Meybrunn led the Lewiston defense with 16 total tackles while Tony Gonzalez and Ryan Hunt had eight tackles each. John Janssen had a sack for Lewiston while Meybrunn and Janssen had a fumble recover each.

The Tigers are now 1-1 on the season and will be at home again Friday night when they host Walthill.

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