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In their first game against a SIFL team and hampered by seven turnovers and the absence of two key players, the Louisiana Swashbucklers dropped a hard fought contest 88-32 to the Columbus Lions.

The Swashbucklers, who were coming off a 88-6 trashing of the North Texas Crunch, could not repeat their offensive power of the previous week. They were held scoreless in the second half.

The Lions defense held Swashbuckler quarterback Alvin Bartie to only 10 of 26 passing for 253 yards. Bartie was also sacked four times and threw six interceptions.

The Swashbucklers, who trailed the entire game, closed the gap to 13 points at the half.

The absence of kicker Tommy Hebert and offensive lineman Lance Freeman hampered the Swashbuckler offense. Herbert accounted for all of Louisiana’s PAT in last weeks' match and Freeman provided key protection for Bartie during his passing attacks.

Both players were unavailable for the game due to prior obligations.

Shaun Samuels replaced Bartie early in the fourth q...

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