Longhorns making history in Lone Grove

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The Lone Grove Longhorns are on a historic run in 2015, reaching the State Quarter-Finals for the first time in school history.

"We're very blessed to made it this far and we're just lucky to be playing another very talented football team, again," linebacker Jeremy Garrison said.

"To be playing still, it's a lot of fun," defensive back Lane McClennahan said.

To get to this point Lone Grove knocked off Meeker 40-33 in comeback fashion. They trailed by 20 at one point in the second half.

"We've told our kids their whole career that because we have the ability to score with a big play, whether it be throwing or running the football, we're never out of a game," Head Coach Jeremy Turner said. "We didn't like being down 20, but it wasn't the end of the world."

"We've always known that we always had the ability to comeback," McClennahan said. "No matter how much we're down, we never quit."

Jeremy Lewis, the all everything Longhorn running back, was huge in the comeback win. He accounted for all five Lone Grove scores, 260 yards on the ground and an interception late in the fourth to seal the victory.

"I think it's just become very uncommon in modern day sports where big players put teams on their back and carry them to a victory," Turner said. "That's what we saw last week."

In Lone Grove's way of continuing their run is a battle of LG's. Second ranked Locust Grove will come to Longhorn country Friday, in a game that points will be plenty both teams averaging 50 a contest. But the Longhorn defense is ready for the challenge.

"We're just going to have to limit their big plays and stop their quarterback from getting the ball out and we'll win the football game," Garrison said.

Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. Friday afternoon at Lone Grove High School.