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Lawrence High Football

Lions’ ground attack unstoppable in 81-42 rout
October 26, 2013
Lovers of defense and low-scoring football would not have enjoyed it, but Lawrence High and K.C. Wyandotte put on the kind of offensive spectacle Friday night that one would only expect to transpire on Xbox or PlayStation. By Benton Smith
LHS football facing ‘must’ win tonight
October 24, 2013
No one associated with Lawrence High’s football team wanted to be in this situation, but since suffering a district-opening loss at Leavenworth last week, the players and coaches are doing all they can to remedy it. By Benton Smith
Overwhelmed early, Lions football falls at Leavenworth
October 19, 2013
Leavenworth High’s football players might as well have planted a flag with their “LV” logo on it in Lawrence’s backfield Friday night at Pioneer Stadium. By Benton Smith
District play gives LHS football sense of ‘urgency’
October 18, 2013
As Lawrence High’s football players prepared this week for tonight’s district opener — kickoff at 7 at Leavenworth — coach Dirk Wedd made it clear to them that this is the most important game the Lions (2-4) have played so far this season. By Benton Smith
Turnovers doom LHS against Olathe North
October 12, 2013
Two giveaways in the first half buried Lawrence High on Friday, when it fell behind early and never could catch up in a 28-0 loss to Olathe North at LHS. By Jesse Newell
Lions brace for O-North
October 10, 2013
In a way, Olathe North High’s football team might have done Lawrence coach Dirk Wedd a favor. By Benton Smith
New football districts split city schools; rivalry moved up
October 10, 2013
When the Kansas State High School Activities Association released its football district assignments for the next two seasons on Wednesday, the concerned parties at Lawrence High and Free State couldn’t help but think the selections looked a little peculiar. By Benton Smith
Lions share load in 16-7 win
October 5, 2013
The way sophomore quarterback Alan Clothier and senior running back Drew Green tore up the field behind Lawrence High’s offensive line Friday night at Shawnee Mission North District Stadium, gashing the Shawnee Mission Northwest defense drive after drive, one would assume either of the Lions’ yeomen would be rewarded with a touchdown carry in Lawrence’s 16-7 road victory. By Benton Smith
LHS football kickoff time pushed up
October 4, 2013
Due to the possibility of severe weather Friday night, Lawrence High’s football game against Shawnee Mission Northwest will kickoff a half-hour early, at 6:30 p.m.
Lions football having fun focusing on run
October 4, 2013
Sparked by a renewed focus on its running game, the Lawrence High football team travels to take on Shawnee Mission Northwest, at 7 p.m. tonight in SM North District Stadium. By Benton Smith
Boldridge carries Lions past Ravens
September 28, 2013
He spent nine days in a KU Med Center hospital bed in December, during which time he learned that he had cancer. Not even 10 months later, Zay Boldrige put his stamp all over Lawrence High’s first football victory of the season Friday night, 35-20, against Olathe Northwest. By Tom Keegan
Near miss gives Lions confidence in football
September 26, 2013
It’s not as if Lawrence High’s football players are excited they lost in heartbreaking fashion against Class 6A’s top-ranked team last week, but the Lions’ most recent performance has them eager as ever to get back on the gridiron. By Benton Smith
Sunflower League football divides
September 23, 2013
Scheduling just got a little more flexible for the Sunflower League’s 12 football programs. Beginning next season, the league will be split into two divisions. By Benton Smith
Signature victory slips away from Lions in last-minute, 14-13 loss
September 21, 2013
A late play by quarterback Nyle Anderson might have gone down in Lawrence High football lore had the Lions been able to hold off No. 1-ranked Shawnee Mission West in Friday’s 14-13 loss at SM South District Stadium. By Jesse Newell
LHS football rally comes up short at SMW
September 20, 2013
Lawrence High football nearly toppled No. 1-ranked, defending Class 6A state champion Shawnee Mission West Friday afternoon at Shawnee Mission South District Stadium.