August 6th, 2016 - Nike Sports Complex
The Lions lose another tough game to the Chicago Mustangs 31-22. With many special teams mistakes, 1 allowed punt Return for TD, punt return lost fumble inside the 5, and a lost fumble on a kickoff return, showed what would be a long night. The lions Offense strugled as well, with 2 interceptions for touchdowns, and miscommunication would also cause some issues in keeping drives alive. The Lions defense seems to be the only positive of the night, while missing 4 starters on the defenssive back field, this was one game that players would need to step up, and they did. THe lions defense alloed 10 points to a very talented mustang Offense. The star player of the game seemed to be FS #27 Javon Witcher, 2 Int, taking one 98 yds for a TD, and a 45 yrd Kickoff return. With the Lions at the Mustangs 15 yrd line with 1:45 left in the game, the game field lights were turned off, due to a Naperville ordinance. This would foil the lions comeback.
Next the lions host the Quad City Raiders at Babe Serpico field in Melrose Park on August 13th, 7 PM kick off.
August 13th, 2016 - Babe Serpico Field - Melrose Park, IL
The Leyden Lions will host the Quad City Raiders in what looks to be an exciting game. In their last meeting earlier in the season the Raiders defeated the Lions 21-7 at Quad Cities, the Lions look for payback this coming weekend. Game Aug. 13th, kickoff 7 PM, come support the Lions on their last home game for 2016!!!!