Big plays highlight West loss to Lloyd Memorial
By MIKE MARSEE
A pair of big plays were the only highlights for West Jessamine on Friday night as the Colts opened the season with a 34-14 loss to Lloyd Memorial in the VisitNich.com Bowl at East Jessamine.
The loss spoiled the coaching debut of John Gilliam, who took over a program that has won only five games over the last three seasons. The Colts fell to 1-6 in the season-opening bowl.
Jamesy Swentzel accounted for most of the Colts’ offense. The junior wide receiver, who was named West’s most valuable player of the game, ran 45 yards for a touchdown on their first play from scrimmage, and he caught a 63-yard touchdown pass from Jacob Humes on the second play of the second half.
Lloyd scored three times between those touchdowns, as quarterback Jordan Fann ran for two TDs and threw for another to give the Juggernauts a 22-8 halftime lead. They scored on two of their first three possessions in the second half to put the game out of reach.
Fann threw for 163 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 81 yards and three TDs.
West’s offense netted minus-37 yards after scoring to start the second half, and the Colts were outgained 380 yards to 96.
At East Jessamine
Lloyd Memorial 16 6 6 6 – 34
West Jessamine 8 0 6 0 – 14
West – Jamesy Swentzel 45 run (Jacob Humes run), 11:04.
Lloyd – Jordan Fann 4 run (Bradley Turner pass from Fann), 7:22.
Lloyd – Isaiah Voet 45 pass from Fann (Travon Mason pass from Fann), :26.
Lloyd – Fann 12 run (Luis Oshon kick), :48.
West – Swentzel 63 pass from Humes (run failed), 10:23.
Lloyd – Fann 6 run (run failed), 4:19.
Lloyd – Jamorrow Dawson 42 pass from Fann (run failed), 8:05.