Lawrence High Football

Lions’ Bledsoe open-minded about college destination
May 7, 2015
Lawrence High football coach Dirk Wedd has a new nightly routine these days. He picks up his phone to call up lineman Amani Bledsoe and talk about the junior’s schedule for the coming day. By Benton Smith
Lions’ Greenwood signs with Haskell
April 29, 2015
Lawrence High senior Cole Greenwood signed his letter of intent to play football at Haskell Indian Nations University on Wednesday in the LHS cafeteria.
Title game has LHS lineman rapt
January 12, 2015
Lawrence High junior Amani Bledsoe is ready to sit back and watch the college football national title game tonight, but he has a different view than anybody else. By Bobby Nightengale
2014 J-W All-Area Football Team
December 27, 2014
A look at the 2014 Lawrence Journal-World All-Area Football TeamBy Bobby Nightengale
City players make all-league football
December 2, 2014
Five city football players earned first-team All-Sunflower League honors for their play this season.
SM East ends Lawrence High’s season
November 8, 2014
It might not have changed the outcome, but it sure would have made things more interesting. By Matt Tait
Column: Lancers ‘wear people out’
November 8, 2014
Facing the No. 1 Class 6A football team in the state, a squad averaging more than 50.6 points going into the game, Lawrence High had to figure out a way to keep the clock moving, shorten the game. Mission accomplished in that regard. By Tom Keegan
Lions have hands full with rugged SM East
November 6, 2014
Lawrence High football players have seen the numbers. They’ve seen the rankings. They heard the predictions.
Rout puts LHS back in playoffs
November 1, 2014
Only one thing could stop Lawrence High junior running back J.D. Woods Friday night in the Lions’ regular-season finale. The scoreboard. By Benton Smith
Playoff spot could hinge on LHS victory tonight
October 31, 2014
Playoff scenarios are pretty simple for Lawrence High’s football players. A win against Olathe East tonight likely gives them a spot in the state playoffs. A loss, and they’re done for the season.
LHS enthused despite shutout loss
October 25, 2014
It’s rare that a football team walks off the field with players and coaches holding their heads high after a four-score loss. Yet Lawrence High sported that look Friday night at Olathe District Activity Center because the Lions proved to themselves they could compete with the best, despite a 27-0 loss to No. 2 Olathe North. By Benton Smith
Lions’ confidence soars, but Olathe North looms
October 24, 2014
Lawrence High’s football players have an extra spring in their steps at practice this week, and their confidence is soaring.
Defense saves Lions’ victory over Olathe Northwest
October 18, 2014
The Lions were on defense for most of the second half and kept the Ravens scoreless in their final five possessions to preserve a 20-17 victory at LHS in the first week of district play and on Senior Night. By Bobby Nightengale
LHS taking confidence into clash with O-NW
October 17, 2014
Lawrence High football players don’t celebrate moral victories, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t take any pride in their comeback bid last week.
Lions’ furious rally falls short, 29-21
October 11, 2014
A comeback for the ages wasn’t in the books, as an interception in the end zone stopped any storybook ending in a 29-21 loss at the Olathe District Athletic Complex. By Bobby Nightengale