05/22/2018 2:41 PM
The Columbus Lions showed off just how lethal their offense can be in their lopsided victory over the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks. The Lions won a big road game and are now at the top the NAL standings with their 77-38 victory. Mason Espinosa had a career day for the Lions and the defense scored as well.
Mason Espinosa had a field day against the Steelhawks defense, throwing for over 300 yards and eight touchdowns. Espinosa also added a rushing touchdown to give him nine total touchdowns on the day. All the receivers had a big day, including last weeks hero Durron Neal. Neal hauled in four touchdowns, Jarmon Fortson caught two and Tristan Purifoy caught two as well. Jeremy Johnson was able to join the fun as well. Johnson threw a touchdown and caught one. He also took over the long-snapping duties during the game. The offense showed up big in this game and the Lions kept their foot on the gas pedal until the clock struck zero.
The Lion defense showed their physicality and athleticism on Sunday night. The Lions were flying to the ball and making great tackles to stop the Steelhawks in their tracks. The Lions scored some points as well. The Lions were able to force a safety and four total fumbles. Deylan Buntyn recovered one of those and rumbled for five yards to score a touchdown for the Lions defense.
The Lions went on the road and did their job to come back home with the win. More importantly the Massachusetts Pirates lost to the Carolina Cobras, which now gives the Lions sole possession of first place in the NAL. The Lions return home for a bye week before traveling to Jacksonville for their next game.