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Lions Lockup Playoff Berth
Posted on 03/24/2015
Lions in actionThe Sunneyville Lions are back in the state playoffs — officially.

After topping the Eagles earlier this year in what seemed to be a playoff-clinching win, the Lions had to do it again Monday night after the Eagles upset Johnston on Friday night to force a three-team shootout at Johnston.

The Lions took advantage of an early Eagles fumble to take a quick lead, then paired a missed PAT by the Eagles with a big defensive stop in the closing seconds to advance to the District 1-7A title game against host Johnston.

The host Eagles pounced on their opportunity, following up a big scoring drive with an interception return for a touchdown to roll past the Lions 14-0 and claim the league title.

Sunneyville will travel to Lincoln in the Region 1-7A quarterfinals while Johnston will host . It will mark the first playoff appearance for the Lions since 2008.