By Kyle Taylor, Langston Director of Sports Information
LANGSTON – In the regular season finale the Langston University Lions fell 28-24 to the Ottawa-Arizona Spirit in Sooner Athletic Conference play on Saturday, April 10.
Langston opened the game with a seven-play, 75-yard drive which culminated in a 28-yard touchdown run by Larry Harrington. The Spirit countered with two touchdown passes from Austin McCullough and a nine-yard touchdown run from Shamar Moreland to lead the Lions 21-7 at the end of the first quarter.
The Lions cut the lead to 21-14 entering the half when Harrington hit Eman McNeal for a 25-yard touchdown at the 11:53 mark in the second quarter.
OUAZ widened their margin following a 18-yard touchdwon from McCullough to Sam Mason to open the third quarter. The Lions answered with a 23-yard field goal by Hunter Elliott and an 11-yard scoring run by Harrington to make it 28-24 in favor of OUAZ with 6:15 left in the fourth quarter.
The Lions regained possession at the 1:50 mark but were unable to mount a final touchdown drive, falling 28-24 to the Spirit.
Harrington finished 13-of-29 for 146 yards with one touchdown; the junior quarterback also picked up 67 yards on 23 carries with two scores. Corie Allen anchored the ground game with 101 yards on 13 carries.
The Lions conclude the regular season at 2-3 overall.