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Lions Drop First Round Playoff Game 67-43

August 8, 2019 - The Columbus Lions couldn't overcome their demons, falling to their rival Jacksonville in the semifinal game 67-43. With the loss, the Lions' hope of reaching a third consecutive NAL Championship comes to a halt. Columbus would strike first after causing a fumble on the opening kickoff and quarterback Bryan Hicks sneaking in for a touchdown. But after the Sharks and Mike Fafaul answered back with a touchdown pass to Durron Neal, Hicks would throw a pick six deep in Jacksonville territory, ret... Full Story

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Lions Finish Season on Three Game Winning Streak

July 28, 2019 - The last game of the season proved to be the biggest win for the Columbus Lions (6-8) as they defeated the defending NAL Champions Carolina Cobras (10-4) 46-34 to extend their winning streak to 3 games on route to Jacksonville for the NAL Playoffs. In front of a packed Columbus Civic Center, the Lions' defense has their best showing of the year forcing multiple turnovers and limiting a Cobras team that scored 70 points last meeting to just seven points in the second half to seal the win. Alth... Full Story

Lions Clinch Playoffs with OT Win in Orlando

July 20, 2019 - The Columbus Lions (5-8) storm back from a 43-20 deficit to beat the Orlando Predators (2-12) in overtime 52-46. In doing so, the Lions clinched a playoff birth for the 3rd straight year and set up a future date with the Jacksonville Sharks. The comeback was manufactured by quarterback Bryan Hicks, shaking off his rough play. Triston Purifoy put together a career game and the defense coming up big with two big turnovers in the final minute to send the game to overtime. The Lions got on the... Full Story

Road Troubles Continue for Lions

July 10, 2019 - For the Columbus Lions (3-8), the hard road to the playoffs continue. But the fact is, playoffs aspirations are still very much in reach after falling to the defending champion Carolina Cobras (8-3) 70-28 on the road. The Lions changed things up this week, electing to go with Mitch Kidd at quarterback instead of Luke Collis. Kidd would be 21/41 from the pocket for 186 yards, four touchdowns and a lone interception. It was his first start of the season. Bones Bagaunte lead the way with eight r... Full Story

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