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Lebanon wins second-straight district title with blowout over Glendale

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The journey continues for the Lebanon High School football team.

After Friday, just eight teams remained in the Missouri Class 5 football playoffs as the Lebanon Yellowjackets dismantled the Glendale Falcons at ‘Jacket Stadium, 56-26.

The win secures the fourth district championship in five years for head coach Will Christian and his program.

“I told our kids after the game that district titles are not easy to win,” Christian stated after the game. “I worry a little bit that we take some things for granted, and we addressed that this week, but I thought our team had a great week of practice. (Friday’s) performance was great.”

After a game-winning field goal in their first matchup in September, it was all Lebanon in the rematch, as the ‘Jackets tallied 320 rushing yards in the first half and led 42-14 at halftime.

Lebanon advances to the state quarterfinals for the second-straight season and will travel to face the Webb City Cardinals next Friday night for a chance to move on to the state semifinals. The ‘Jackets fell to the Cardinals 42-14 in the quarterfinal round last season. In the Class 5 District 6 bracket, Webb City pulled off an upset, beating No. 2 state-ranked Carthage to claim its 22nd straight championship.

For the complete story, see the Weekend edition of the Laclede County Record.

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