Dizon, Detroit spectacular in preseason

Waimea High School grad and current Detroit Lions linebacker Jordon Dizon continues to be effective for the defense. Playing in his third preseason game, Dizon registered four tackles in Detroit’s 26-6 win over the Cleveland Browns yesterday at Ford Field.

Of Dizon’s tackles, three of them were solos and one for loss of yards.

Dizon’s first tackle came in the second quarter when he stopped Gerard Lawson on the Cleveland 29.

His second, assisted by Anthony Cannon, came in the third quarter when Cleveland’s Ken Dorsey hit Kevin Kasper up the middle for eight yards.

His next was a solo for a loss of three yards against Austin Scott.

His final tackle came against Travis Thomas for a gain of only a yard.

Also having a good showing was University of Hawai‘i alum Melila Purcell who posted five solo tackles for the Browns. Purcell is also a rookie who was picked up by the Browns this year.

Second-year defensive end for the Lions and also a Hawai‘i alum, Ikaika Alama-Francis registered one tackle yesterday.

Detroit’s Jon Kitna was 9-of-11 for 98 yards, looking sharp for the third straight game, and Roy Williams had three receptions for 61 yards. Detroit (3-0) is the only undefeated team in the NFC North and Cleveland (0-3) is the only winless team in the AFC North.

Brady Quinn made his NFL debut and was less than impressive. The former Notre Dame star was 10-for-24 for 106 yards.

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