The Lebanon High School football program has high expectations for the 2020 season.
The Lebanon football program is gearing up for the season. The team is slated to play its first game on Aug. 21 at the 2020 Football Jamboree in Branson. Other teams competing at the jamboree include Branson, Aurora and Reeds Spring.
The varsity ‘Jackets were 9-3 in the 2019 season that ended in the district finals. The team was state-ranked each week during the last season.
“(We’re) returning a nice group of kids who have experienced three straight eight-plus win seasons - expectations remain high,” Head coach Will Christian wrote in a season preview released to the media. “We feel like we have a great mix, and we feel each class brings great value to the group. "
Although the team has lost six starters on defense and six starters on offense, it is returning a dozen athletes who started in at least one game last season.
“(We’re) returning a solid core on the offensive line. We are excited about our depth and competition at each position due to that depth,” Christian said.
For more on this story see Wednesday's LCR.