Columbus Lions Look to Take Down the National Arena League No.1 Team
LIONS HOST MASSACHUSETTS PIRATES THIS SATURDAY IN THE JUNGLE
With six games left on the season there’s been one word circling around the Columbus Lions program.
That comes from the Lions two most recent losses to the Pirates and Sharks.
In the final seconds of the game against the Pirates, Lions quarterback Mason Espinosa threw a pass that went backwards and resulted in a fumble with the Pirates recovering. The pirates went on to score a touchdown in the final seconds to win it 62-55.
This week the Lions get to host the number one Massachusetts team in hopes of putting the two losses suffered from the Pirates behind them.
“You know especially with it being so fresh when we only played them two weeks ago you’re able to watch in your film study, you are able to watch yourself, and watch your team against that, and kind of relive that, so it gives you a little extra boost going into the week,” says Lions quarterback Mason Espinosa.
At this point in the season every game is important, but as far as post season play goes, the game this Saturday means a little more.
“This game is crucial because they already have the tie breaker on us because we play them three times. They beat us twice and I don’t want to go to Massachusetts in a playoff game. I mean that is the driving focus right there. We control our own destiny all the way through. We take care of our games everything comes through Columbus,” says Lions head coach Jason Gibson.
Kickoff is set for 7pm eastern time in the Jungle.