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The Blanchard Lions traveled to Cushing Friday for another critical District 4A-2 game and came away with a huge 40-14 victory. The win should move the Lions in to the 3rd place spot in the district with one game left in the regular season. The Lions got on the board quickly on their first possession scoring on a 30 yard Bryce Madron run. It looked like that would be the theme on the night, but on the next two possessions the Lions would fumble away opportunities to score, once inside the 20 on a deep ball to Jacob Schoonover and another fumble inside the 1 yard line as the Lions were going in to score. When Blanchard decided to hang on to the football, they put together another scoring drive in the 2nd quarter on a 1 yard Bryce Madron run and a 14-0 lead. Cushing would answer though. Two big pass plays back to back put the Tigers on the board and Cushing had pulled within a touchdown at 14-7. The Lions would respond scoring twice before halftime. TJ Chase would find Ronnie Brown for a 16 yard pass for a touchdown and then a Bryce Madron 2 yard run right before the half ran out would put the Lions ahead at the half by a 27-7 margin. Blanchard’s offense would pick up right where they left off in the 2nd quarter and take the first possession of the 3rd quarter on a 7 play drive capped off by a Cole Smith 1 yard run and a 34-7 lead. The efficient offensive barrage would continue again when the Lions got the ball back and would score on their 5th straight possession when TJ Chase found Jamie Nance for a 14 yard TD pass. The PAT was no good and the lead had swelled to 40-7. The defense was spectacular again on the night shutting down any run game Cushing tried to start and keeping the passing game in check holding the Tigers to half their average offensive output. The defensive front constantly harassed the Tigers’ quarterback and the secondary kept the receivers in check forcing Cushing in to a 9 of 24 passing night. The defense also forced 4 fumbles, 2 forced by Logan McKay, and pounced on 3 of those, 2 recovered by an opportunistic Colin Deaton. Jamie Nance snuck a little thievery in there, also, snagging a Tiger pass for the lone interception on the night for the Lions. Cushing put the final score on the board late in the 4th quarter when they rambled 60 yards for a 40-14 final. The Lions will travel to Harrah Friday, November 2nd for the final game of the regular season with a 7:30 kickoff scheduled.