July 30, 2008 TRI-CITY AREA — The Lapeer County Lions wound up on the losing side of a 33-13 verdict to the visiting Indianapolis Tornados in a North American Football League encounter last Saturday.
Almont High School is where the action unfolded.
With the decision, the Lapeer County Lions now stand at 1-2 overall.
"The Tornados are a good team," Lapeer County Lions Coach Dan Pilgrim said. "We had a few key injuries and penalties hurt us again tonight," he noted.
"We will hit practice hard and will be focusing on the London Silverbacks."
In defeat, Imlay City's Justin Sortor completed 18 of 32 pass plays for 235 yards as the Lapeer County Lions' quarterback. He threw two touchdown tosses en route to those numbers.
Port Huron's Terry Mitchell proved his favorite target that evening. Mitchell made seven receptions for 193 yards, including a pair of touchdowns.
Justin Gavlinski, of Capac, put up the Lapeer County Lions' best defensive numbers. Gavlinski finished with three solos and seven assisted stops. Imlay City's Angel Pizzaro (four solos and three assisted tackles) and Flint's Robert Callahan (one solo and three assisted stops) made their presence felt as well.
The Lapeer County Lions will look to even their mark at 1-1 when they square off versus London Silverbacks this Sunday. The road contest lists a 1 p.m. starting time.