It was a good night to be a Little Cypress-Mauriceville Bear, not so good as a Bridge City Cardinal or Orangefield Bobcat. In district openers last Friday LC-M defeated Livingston, 28-21. Bridge City opened at home and dropped game one to the Buna Cougars, 36-7. Orangefield was mauled by Silsbee, 52-14.
Little Cypress-Mauriceville kicked off their Dist. 20-4A campaign on a high note. Bear quarterback Caleb Harley launched an areal attack against the Lions as receiver Dalton Doyle racked up 137 yards and two touchdowns on seven receptions.  LCM runningback Jalen Griffin rambled for 153 yards and a touchdown on 29 carries.
LCM place kicker Trent Manuel boosted the Bears with two field goals. His first a 37-yarder early in the second quarter. Manuel struck again for a 36 yard field goal mid way through the third quarter. He was perfect all night on PATs.
With the score tied at 21-21 late in the fourth quarter LCM  surprised Livingston as Harley connected with Sonnier for a lateral pass and Sonnier passed it to Doyle 45 yards down field to the five yard line. Two plays later Harley connected with Doyle in the end zone for the game winning touchdown. Manuel’s PAT made the final score 28-21.
The LCM offense collected 232 yards rushing, 181 yards in the air and 18 first downs.
On Friday LCM goes on the road to take on district rival the Port Neches-Groves Indians. PNG is coming off of a 45-0 victory over Lumberton.
Meanwhile the Bridge City Cardinals and Orangefield Bobcats were taking a licking in their respect Dist 21-3A openers. The West Orange-Stark Mustangs on the other hand chalked district win No. 1 with a 36-10 victory over Hamshire-Fannett.
For more on the Mustangs see Mustang Insider by Meri Elen Jacobs here in The Record.
On Friday the Bridge City Cardinals host Jasper. The Orangefield Bobcats return home to host Hamshire-Fannett. The West Orange-Stark Mustangs will also be at home taking on Hardin-Jefferson.
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