The Lebanon High School football team had come into Friday’s game with a slow start the past two weeks.
Safe to say, the team received a message this week at practice from the LHS coaching staff.
The Yellowjackets (4-0 overall) wasted no time and took care of business, beating Waynesville (1-3 overall) on their Homecoming 58-20 at Tiger Stadium with a big performance from the Lebanon defense and offensive line.
“I thought we came out and played really solid in the first half in all facets,” head coach Will Christian said. “Other than a turnover, we had a great first half. I thought we played well in the second half.”
Lebanon got the football to start the game. After two offsides penalties from the Tigers, it took them six plays to score. Junior fullback Cade Muscia fell into the endzone from four yards away to go up 7-0 with 9:41 left in the first quarter.
After a turnover on downs, Lebanon scored on their first play of the drive on a 72-yard touchdown run from junior running back Nathan Bartel and made it 14-0 within six minutes of the opening kickoff.
The ‘Jackets only negative play in the first half came at the end of the first quarter on a botched handoff when LHS was driving with goal-to-go, and the Tigers recovered. Bartel would later score to go up 20-0 midway through the second quarter after a missed extra point.
For the complete story, see the Weekend edition of the Record.