Archive for Friday, October 9, 2009

Lions shutout by SM West, 31-0

October 9, 2009, 8:06 p.m. Updated October 9, 2009, 10:10 p.m.


— The Lawrence High football team fell to 0-6 on the season with a 31-0 loss to Shawnee Mission West at SM South District Stadium on Friday.

The Lions trailed 14-0 at the half and surrendered 17 more in the second half to drop their sixth straight game this season and seventh in a row dating back to the end of last season.

LHS mustered little more than 100 yards of total offense and had trouble with the bigger, more physical Vikings' front line on both sides of the ball.

The Lions (0-6) now turn their focus to district play next week. LHS will open the district season at Olathe Northwest next Friday.

Halftime update: SM West 14, LHS 0

There was no impressive, first-quarter drive to kick things off this week.

Instead, LHS quarterback Chris Gaston threw an interception on the third play of the game and Shawnee Mission West (4-1) leads LHS (0-5), 14-0, at halftime.

The first-quarter pick set up the Vikings' first touchdown of the night, a four-yard rumble by SMW senior Adam LeBlanc with 7:29 to play in the first quarter.

From there, the two teams traded punts and field position back and forth before LeBlanc gave West a two-touchdown lead with a three-yard run with 3 minutes to play in the half.

LHS's best drive of the night reached the Vikings' 30-yard line but stalled.

The LHS ground game, led by Tyrae Jenkins, has outgained the Lions through the air tonight but not by the usual amount. At the half, LHS has gained just 35 yards on the ground while Gaston has thrown for 26 yards through the air.

Meanwhile, the Vikings have gained just 88 total yards of offense, led by LeBlanc, who carried 12 times for 58 yards.

The Lions opened the first half with the ball and therefore will likely kickoff to open the second half.


gsxr600 8 years, 6 months ago

Yeah.... Not just a loss, a freaking rout.

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