The Hamburg Lions didn’t let another COVID-19 cancellation keep them off the field Friday night.

The Lions announced at the last minute that they would travel to Monticello to face the Drew Central Pirates, and they brought home a 41-6 win.

Quarterback Brett Rice scored the first touchdown with a 10 yard run into the endzone. 

The extra point kick was good and the Lions were up 7-0.

They didn’t waste any time and put another touchdown up, going into the second quarter up 14-0.

Armodd Taylor grabbed a 47 yard run to set the Lions up to score again and on the next play Jamal Brewer ran it 16 yards into the endzone for another six points.

The extra point kick was good and the Lions led 21-0 which would be the final score of the half.

After the break the Lions came out and scored three more touchdowns and the Lion defense only allowed one Pirate touchdown.

Brett Rice threw a 22 yard touchdown pass to Drake Rice, a 16 yard touchdown pass to Jyran Smith, and a 15 yard touchdown pass to Jamal Brewer.

The Lion offense had 348 total yards with 120 passing yards and 220 rushing yards.

The Lions were scheduled to play the DeWitt Dragons in DeWitt on Sept. 25 at 7 p.m., but that game has been canceled.

The next high school game is currently scheduled for Oct. 2 when the Lions host Monticello. This is also scheduled to be the Lions homecoming game.