Leopard Football Playoff Run Ends in Area Round
Lovejoy began the playoffs by claiming the Bi-District title with a 45-29 win over Kaufman. Senior running back Jahi Rainey had 244 rushing yards and senior quarterback Carson Collins threw for 300 yards and two touchdowns leading to the Leopards win.
In round two Lovejoy faced off against an undefeated Aledo team that opposed their will early in the game and never looked back in the 68-28 win. Lovejoy found themselves down 28-0 in the first half and were never able to turn the momentum against a talented opponent leading to a loss in the Area round of the playoffs. Beau Iovinelli lead the Leopards with 154 yards receiving and one touchdown, Solomon Aweke had 54 yards receiving and one touchdown and Rainey scored twice on the ground.