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Central Upsets Luverne

The Luverne Tigers faced a eight-point defeat to the Central Hayneville Lions Friday night.

Luverne received the kickoff and the ball was carried by Desmond Mahone to the 36-yard line, but the ball was fumbled and recovered by the Lions.

The Lions scored the first touchdown of the game.

Nikki Taylor carried the ball to the 46-yard line after the Tigers received the return, and carried another 7 yards to the 38-yard line.

Central Hayneville received two penalties, setting the Tigers up to tie the game 6-6.

At the start of the second quarter, the Tigers were able to run the ball to their own 30-yard line, but a fumble pushed them back a yard and they were forced to return the ball to the Lions.

The Tigers fumbled and recovered their own play once again, but an interception by the Lions stopped them from any yardage gain.

The final score was 12-20.

The Tigers have Friday night off.