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Columbus Lions Shut Out Dayton Wolfpack, 77-0

The Columbus Lions knew they had to take care of business against the lowly Dayton Wolfpack, and to say they took care of business in tonight’s game is a large understatement. After getting off to a slow start, the Lions exploded in the last three quarters to blast the Wolfpack 77-0.

The Lions would score their only points of the first quarter when Darren Daniel connected with Jarmon Forston to put Columbus up 7-0. After the Wolfpack turned it over on downs, the Lions took advantage. Daniel found Gregory Hollinger in the end zone to extend the Lions lead to 13-0.

Dayton would turn the ball over again when Kyle Griswould recorded yet another interception to give Lions the ball back. The Lions would take control when Tristan Purifoy caught two consecutive touchdowns to put the Lions up 25-0. Griswould would get his second interception of the half, which would set up a Lions touchdown that gave them a commanding 32-0 lead.

After the Lions recovered a fumble, Hollinger would score on the ground to give Columbus a 39-0 lead at halftime. Daniel would be taken out after the Lions dominating first half, and Columbus didn’t slow down in the second half. Mason Espinosa would throw two touchdowns in relief of Daniel. Columbus would end up defeating the Wolfpack 77-0. Hollinger and Purifoy both had three touchdowns for the Lions. The Wolfpack won’t play again until June 3, when they play the Jacksonville Sharks in their season finale.

The Lions will get a little bit more of a challenge next week when they travel to take on the High Country Grizzlies.

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