'Jackets bounce back with big win against Rolla

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Lebanon junior running back Quameire Wright has his helmet ripped off after a rushing attempt during the first a high school football game against the Rolla Bulldogs on Friday night at 'Jacket Stadium.

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After dropping two games in a row, the Lebanon High School football team responded in a big way with a 43-8 statement win over the state-ranked (No. 10 Missouri Class 4) Rolla Bulldogs on Friday night at ‘Jacket Stadium.

Before the contest, Lebanon (5-2 overall) honored a senior class of 20 student-athletes in front of a large home crowd.

“Every senior class that we have is extremely important, and this one is no different,” head coach Will Christian said. “These are guys who have been coming through our Youth League since the first and second grade … there is an old saying that a coach used to tell me and it’s so true, ‘you are good as your seniors’, so every year we produce a successful season, our seniors are a huge component to that.”

For the game, the ‘Jackets finished with 515 yards of total offense on Friday night, including 374 rushing yards and 141 passing yards. 

After a rough past couple of weeks, Christian said he was proud of the way his defense performed on Friday night. Coming into the game, Rolla running back Trey Quick was averaging close to 180 rushing yards per game and had eclipsed the 250 rushing yard mark twice during a game this season, according to Christian.


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


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