‘Jackets win season opener 28-7 Friday in Springfield

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Lebanon senior Kale Keagy breaks off a big carry during a high school football game against the Kickapoo Chiefs on Friday night in Springfield. Keagy scored a touchdown in the first half.

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For the second consecutive season, the Lebanon High School football team had their way with the Kickapoo Chiefs on opening night, defeating the Chiefs 28-7 Friday night in Springfield at Pottenger Stadium.

It wasn’t necessarily pretty for Lebanon (1-0 overall) in the first half, and the game featured some unusual plays, but the ‘Jackets found a way to take care of business when they needed to the most in Friday night’s contest.

“Anytime you can come into this place and get a W on the road week one, it is a good thing,” 15-year Lebanon head coach Will Christian said. “I am pleased with our kids, and our coaches and I thought we were definitely a football team in week one by just having a lot of sloppiness in every component. But we dealt with early adversity and handled it well.

“I think Kickapoo is better. They played more physical than they did last year for sure, and they made us earn things a lot more than they did last year on opening night.”

For the complete story, see Saturday's edition of the Laclede County Record.


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