Grand Lake blanks Merryville in district opener

Published 2:04 pm Monday, September 27, 2021

Merryville's Tyler Belcher (60) brings down a runner during a recent Panther loss. Belcher and the Panthers found themselves on the wrong end of the scoreboard on Thursday, falling to Grand Lake, 34-0.

GRAND LAKE – It didn't go quite the way Merryville wanted their district opener to go.

The Panthers managed just 156 yards of offense and turned the ball over four times in a 34-0 loss to Grand Lake on Thursday night.

Grand Lake (4-0) and Merryville (0-4) were locked in a tight battle after one quarter, 6-0. However, the vaunted ground attack of Grand Lake came to life as the Hornets opened a 20-0 at the break.

The Hornets piled it on in the third and cruised to a 34-0 win.

Merryville got 102 yards on 19 carries from Cam'Ron Williams in the loss as the Panthers had three lost fumbles and an interception.

This article originally appeared on Leesville Daily Leader: Grand Lake blanks Merryville in district opener