Lions shutout Shorter for homecoming win

Lions wide receiver Melvin Harris catches a pass in the endzone, scoring a touchdown for UNA at the end of the second half.

With Coach Bobby Wallace being “Back 4 the Future,” the Lions had a solid game as they shutout Shorter September 29th 41-0 in the University of North Alabama’s homecoming game.

The Lions have now won the last eight homecoming games in a row.

“This is the first complete game we have played all year and it showed. Now we proved that we can do it,” Wallace said. “Now we got to do it again and then we gotta do it again, that is what championship teams do.”

The Lions outgained the Eagles in total offense, as UNA gained 436 yards while Shorter was held to 252 yards. Chris Alexander was 9-10 with a passing touchdown and 126 yards gained. Alexander added a rushing touchdown with 12:36 left in the second quarter for the first score of the game.

“We all came together. I have to thank the offensive line, they gave me great time,” Alexander said. “My receivers made big plays for me time after time and I think we just came together and executed.”

The Lions also forced three interceptions on the night in route to their second shutout in three games. They will travel to Kingsville, Texas to take on Texas A&M of Kingsville next week.

Wallace said he feels confident about the Lions’ next game.

“The biggest challenge may be getting some of them on the plane that have never flown,” Wallace said.