Chiefs Drop Thriller to Lions

Matthew Leto, Sports Editor

The Chiefs came into Friday night searching for their first victory on the season after a 0-2 record to start the season. Olympic Heights came into the game 2-0 and were looking to remain undefeated. The Chiefs fell behind early, but had a late surge to end the game an only lost by 1, 26-25.

In the first quarter, Olympic Heights got off to a hot start going up 12-0, missing both extra point attempts. An excellent return by senior Kendyl Williams, set the Chiefs in good field position. Sophomore quarterback Arthur Gray Jr was able to capitalize with a long passing touchdown to senior wide receiver Bradley Toussaint. The Chiefs trailed the Lions 12-7 at the end of the first quarter.

In the second quarter, the Chiefs defense was crucial. The Chiefs were able to force and recover a fumble. In addition, to the turnover, the Chiefs were able to stop the Lions from scoring in their end zone, giving the ball back to the Chiefs. The Lions managed to score a lone touchdown in the second quarter. The Chiefs trailed the Lions 19-7 at halftime.

Coming out of halftime, the Lions were able to score another touchdown, making the score 26-7. The Chiefs responded quickly with another Bradley Toussaint touchdown, to fire up the stands, making the game 26-13. The Chiefs made another crucial play in the third quarter, by intercepting a pass by the Lions and taking it to the house for a touchdown. The Chiefs trailed the Lions 19-26 as time expired in the third quarter.

The Chiefs were able to capitalize on their drive, making the game 26-25. The Chiefs had two late drives in the 4th quarter, but were not able to find the end zone. As the final seconds expired, the game ended 26-25.