Lebanon blanks Central in home-opener

LCR photo/Alex Boyer

Lebanon senior Kaelen O'Connor (80) catches a pass and eventually scores a touchdown on the play during the first quarter of a high school football game.

Alex Boyer Alex@laclederecord.com

There are not many words one can say about a high school football game that ends in a final score of 61-0. But that was the final from ‘Jacket Stadium on Friday night as the Lebanon High School football team (2-0 overall) ran over the Central Bulldogs (0-2 overall) in their home opener.

The Yellowjackets pitched their first shutout since November 9, 2018, in the district championship game against the Willard Tigers and held the Bulldogs to just 56 yards of total offense (24 rushing and 32 passing). 

Lebanon coach Will Christian said he was pleased with the way his team played after a shaky performance against the Kickapoo Chiefs in week one.

“I was pleased with our kids, and I thought we played well,” he mentioned about the game. “This is one of those games where we can come in and easily have some mental lapses, and I don’t think we did that (on Friday).

“I thought we executed well and excited that we could to get a lot of reps to our immediate backups and some of our JV kids and got them varsity reps, and that is a challenge with 70 people and the clock running, but we were excited to get everyone in the ball game.”


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


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