The Siren Dragons hosted the always tough Luck Cardinals in 8-player football on Friday, Oct. 2, in a Lakeland Conference rivalry, in what promised to be an interesting battle, with both squads showing strong prowess this season, on both sides of the line, and showing they are among two of the best 8-player squads in the state.
But this time the Cardinals showed their dominance, racking up 42 first half points, while allowing just 6 Siren points in the same half. Luck also shut down the typically free-running Dragon rushing offense for most of the game, and made the Siren passing attack wary, with two key interceptions that put the brakes on several solid Dragon drives early on.
In the end, the Cardinals showed few weaknesses and what holes in the Dragon line they could find were used effectively all night, which ended with Luck winning handily, 51-22.
Notables for Siren included 18 of 36 passing attempts for Siren quarterback Nick Webster, who also threw for score but was picked off twice.
Dragon rushing was handled by Webster and Luke Pettis alone, who scored once and added 75 yards to the Siren total offense on 5 carries, with Webster earning 32 difficult yards on 9 carries.
Siren did spread the love on passing, as no less than six Dragons caught at least two passes, including a score by Derek Helene.
Luck only passed five times, and rushed for an impressive 362 yards in the contest.
The Dragons move to 5-2 overall, and head off to Clayton this Friday, Oct. 8, taking on the conference rival Bears.