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September 14, 2013

Gound game leads Lewisburg to victory

HUGHESVILLE — Before kickoff on Friday night at Hughesville, the Lewisburg football team had a lot of questions about itself.

An inexperienced offensive line struggled at the Silver Bowl at week ago and felt a need to redeem itself in a Heartland Athletic Conference crossover game.

"We worked our butts off our all week, we didn’t stop. Hard practices on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday," right tackle Jamison Bond said. "We got it done. We shored some things up in the line and we got it done."

The Green Dragons ran for 272 yards on the ground, including a career-high 158 yards and three scores from Logan Aikey, as Lewisburg rolled to a 42-7 win over Hughesville.

"Going into this game, that is one of the things that we wanted to do was establish the run game and get more physical up front," Lewisburg coach Jeremy Winn said. "That was key for us. We watched film (after Mount Carmel) and that was the biggest thing we saw. We needed to get more physical up front."

Aikey had carried the ball just five times in the first two games, but broke out in a big way, including a 50-yard run to set up the first Lewisburg touchdown of the second half, along with his three TD runs.

"We weren’t sure what was going to happen (coming into the game). We were just going to see what worked," Aikey said. "Our line did a great job. The blocking was impeccable."

"Logan ran hard tonight and we had great blocking from our offensive line," Winn added. "We got some good work out of our tight end (in the run game) and we moved Luke (Smith) back to the wing and he did a nice job blocking as well."

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