Lone Stars Remain Perfect at Home
The good news for the Lubbock Lone Stars is they have yet to lose a game in front of their home town crowd. The bad news is they must return to the road for another three game swing against Odessa(3-3), Amarillo(4-3), and San Angelo(5-1).
Saturday night the fans at the Lubbock Coliseum got a chance to see an offensive explosion as the Amarillo Dusters and the Lubbock Lone Stars racked up 136 combined points. But in the end it was the Lone Stars edging the Dusters 74-62.
Anton Paige led the way with 5 touchdowns (three receiving, two rushing). Paige led all receivers with 116 yards on 8 receptions, and a couple of catches that brought the estimated crowd of about 5000 to their feet.
Tommy Miller played the entire game at quarterback for the first time and ended the night completing 23 of 35 passes for 264 yards and 5 touchdowns. Miller spread the ball around to 4 different receivers getting seven completions to TJ Glover, five to Alfonso Pugh, and three to Pierre Campbell.
The Lone Stars defense looked much improved from the first meeting between the two teams. This time holding quarterback Julian Reece to just 17 yards on the ground and forcing him to sit in the pocket and throw. The Lone Star defensive backs used that strategy to pickoff 3 of Reeces passes including one in the final seconds of the ball game.
Anthony Dalton lead the defense with 7.5 tackles, one interception, and a pass breakup. Dalton also returned the Lone Stars first kick return 45 yards for a touchdown, and filled in as a receiver when Pugh went down with an ankle injury.
The Lone Stars improved their record to 3-3 and will try to go over .500 this weekend when the take to the road for a 2 hour trip south to Odessa.
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