LIONS DEVOUR TIGERS IN PRELIM ROMP
The Florida Lions (6-5) have advanced to the Major League Footy Championship Final, having dispatched the Lakeland Tigers (7-4), 186-72 in Saturday night’s Preliminary at Largo Sports Complex in Largo, Florida.
The tally also marked the season-high score in any MLF match and a record-setting first half that saw the Lions post a whopping 99 points.
With Aaron Crittenden, Kyle Roun and Tom Mathew leading the charge, Florida raced to a 57-6 lead after the first stanza and cruised to an 87-point margin at the big break.
Showing signs of life after intermission, Dustin Jones and Ken Scheidt sparked something of a resurgence for the Tigers after a dreary first half, but their fate had long since been decided.
The Tigers did notch a 47-24 positive margin in the final frame, as the humid conditions helped wear down the hard-charging Lions offense.
With the win, the Lions – the #3 seed coming into Saturday’s affair – advance to take on the league-leading St. Petersburg Swans (9-1) in the 2018-19 Major League Footy Championship Final, Saturday, April 20 at 7 PM.