After a tough loss to the Jacksonville Sharks last week, the Columbus Lions were looking to bounce back. They took on the Monterrey Steel on Saturday night, and they defeated the Steel pretty easily.
Columbus trounced the Steel 48-18, and they did this after getting out to a 29-point halftime lead. Monterrey would get on the board first and rather quickly, as they scored with 10:14 still remaining in the first quarter. Monterrey would get the ball right back after Darren Daniel threw an interception. They failed to take advantage, as they missed a field goal.
The Lions would tie the game up at seven when Daniel found Mike Reeve for a touchdown at the end of the first quarter. The Lions would regain possession after they blocked a Steel field goal attempt. Columbus would quickly score to take their first lead of the night.
The Lions would get fantastic field position after the Steel turned it over on downs. After two more touchdowns and a two-point conversion, the Lions wound up with a commanding 36-7 lead at halftime.
Columbus would fumble, which gave Monterrey great field position. The Steel would capitalize as they scored a touchdown and a two-point conversion to cut the lead to 36-15. Monterrey would trail by 18 after three quarters. The Lions would take control after scoring two more touchdowns to end up winning 48-18.
Both teams had some issues with each other, as they scuffled, which led to three ejections. The Lions will take a week off before returning home to face the Dayton Wolfpack.