Lewis One to Watch

Mansfield, TX is home to several D-1 prospects. They already have one to keep a close eye on in 2015.

On Friday night the Mansfield Tigers accomplished something they haven't been able to do for two years; beat Cedar Hill. The Tigers used a steady ground game and a stingy defense to upset the Longhorns 27-20 to put them in the middle of the postseason chase.

Leading the way for the Tigers on offense was 2015 stud runningback Julius Lewis. The 5-foot-10, 170-pounder racked up 188 rushing yards and scored on runs of 55 and 28 that helped seal the win.

"That win was big for us, especially after we lost our first two (games) in district," Lewis said. "The senior class lost to them two years in a row so we really needed that."

Only a sophomore, the humble Lewis said all he did on the night was make sure he made a contribution to the team.

"It feels great, I'm just out there contributing to the team," Lewis said. "I'm doing what I can do."

After a quick Cedar Hill score, Mansfield answered on Lewis' 55-yard run.

"We really needed it, especially since Cedar Hill score first," he said.

Lewis has the benefit of running behind two D-1 offensive linemen; Zach Crabtree who is an Oklahoma State commit and Austin Davis who is committed to Duke. What message did the line have for him during the game?

"The offensive line is just telling me to get first downs and not get negative plays," Lewis said.

Lewis has rushed for 945 yards on 97 carries and scored 10 touchdowns in 2012. He also has 4 catches for 64 yards.


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