Lions fall to Bishop Mac

Some of the same mistakes that have bedeviled the Leo Lions all season recurred during Homecoming, as Bishop McNamara downed the Lions 27-6 at the Kroc Center on Friday, Sept. 22.

Leo, now 1-4 overall and 0-3 in the Catholic League, will attempt to revive its fading playoff hopes when it entertains St. Laurence on Friday, Sept. 29. The doubleheader will be played at Brother Rice’s stadium, 99th and Pulaski, with the frosh-soph game at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity at approximately 7:30.

The Lions battled Bishop Mac to a scoreless standoff through the first period, but the visitors converted three straight possessions into scores in the second to seize an insurmountable 21-0 lead. Leo was complicit in its own demise with two turnovers, four sacks of quarterback Darryl Ousley and a particularly damaging penalty for an illegal block that negated Stephon Howard’s 84-yard touchdown run.

Ousley completed 10 of 21 passes for 112 yards, with one interception and one TD pass, a 26-yarder to junior tight end Jonathan Randle. Senior running back Antoine Wheeler surpassed 100 yards for the second time this season, gaining 109 yards on 13 carries.