LHS football off to busy start this summer

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Lebanon senior Jayden Ivey (7) is expected to see a large role on the ‘Jackets’ offense and defense this fall, according to head coach Will Christian.


The Lebanon High School football team is off and running this summer after beginning their workouts and tech work at the beginning of June.

Head coach Will Christian mentioned in an interview on Thursday morning that he has been impressed through the first few workouts.

“There is a definite purpose in our program right now that we want to do more,” Christian said. “We don’t want to win a district title and then it is five years before we win another one. We want to get back on the horse and get better and do more. These guys are practicing and preparing like they want to win, and the practice field and these summer workouts are where games are won.”

The ‘Jackets traveled to Willard on Monday to participate in their first 7-on-7 of the summer and Christian referred to it as a ‘controlled scrimmage format’ with Lebanon facing off against Willard, Strafford, Ash Grove, Bolivar and Lighthouse Christian.

“We weren’t moving up-and-down the field, so the results aren’t really a huge deal,” Christian said. “I thought we competed well and would’ve done well, but I don’t have tangible scores.”

Despite not having scores to report, he said that he thought the team looked sharp and showed a lot of intensity for the first 7-on-7 game.

“I thought our kids looked very athletic both offensively and defensively,” Christian said. “Led by our senior group … I thought we looked solid and we competed well.

“We have had a huge emphasis on intensity for a while, and I felt like we showed a lot of that at our 7-on-7, and we executed well.”

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