Lawrence High Football

LHS squads on display at fall sports showcase
August 27, 2014
Lawrence High’s fall sports jamboree gave the school a chance to showcase all of its teams to fans for the upcoming season on Wednesday
Firebirds, Lions take early look during scrimmages
August 23, 2014
Free State High and Lawrence High’s football teams took their biggest steps yet toward the upcoming season with intrasquad scrimmages Saturday afternoon.
Pads poppin’ at LHSFSHS
August 22, 2014
For the first time in two months and the first time since fall practices began, Free State High and Lawrence High’s football teams were able to put the pads back on and hit each other. By Bobby Nightengale
Heat greets prep practices
August 19, 2014
The first day of preseason practices for high school fall sports teams opened with a lot of heat, but that didn’t put a damper on any enthusiasm for the upcoming season. By Bobby Nightengale
Hard charger: Lawrence High lineman Amani Bledsoe ‘tenacious’
August 5, 2014
Amani Bledsoe, an offensive tackle and defensive end, is one of the quietest players on the football team, but he lets his game do the talking. By Bobby Nightengale
Ex-FSHS linebacker Loneker wins Shrine Bowl MVP
July 27, 2014
Former Free State High linebacker Keith Loneker has earned plenty of accolades over his prep career, but this time he was stunned. Loneker knew he was playing well in the Shrine Bowl on Saturday at Pittsburg State University, but he was left near speechless when he was named the Most Valuable Player for the East squad at the end of the game. By Bobby Nightengale
Prep football foes get Shrine reunion
July 26, 2014
For the first time in five years, Free State High linebacker Keith Loneker and Lawrence High center Kyle Wittman are teammates once again. By Bobby Nightengale
Lions football defense dominant in summer action
June 18, 2014
After a team camp at Emporia State last weekend and 7-on-7 drills against two other teams, one thing is clear for Lawrence High’s football team. The Lions will have a strong defense next year. They faced Blue Valley and Tonganoxie without pads or helmets in 7-on-7 drills — offenses and defenses without linemen — on Wednesday morning at LHS. By Bobby Nightengale
Lions’ Freeman, Jayhawks Hoag, Wesley in Hall Class of 2014
June 5, 2014
Former Lawrence High football and track coach Bill Freeman and Kansas University standouts Charlie Hoag and Walt Wesley will be inducted into Kansas Sports Hall of Fame on Oct. 5 at the Wichita Boathouse.
Ready for more: Lions football begins summer drills with higher expectations
June 3, 2014
Lawrence High’s football players knew the team was going to suffer a few losses last year after losing a lot of offensive firepower from the year before. Now the Lions are hopeful they can get back on track and raise their expectations. They held their first summer football practice Monday morning and are ready to put last season’s losses behind them. By Bobby Nightengale
Bill Freeman’s Hall call ‘dream come true’
May 31, 2014
The Kansas Sports Hall of Fame has given the daughter of former Lawrence High coaching legend Bill Freeman one of the best birthday gifts of her life. By Gary Bedore
Ex-LHS coach Freeman in Hall
May 30, 2014
Former Lawrence High football and track coach Bill Freeman will be inducted in the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame on Oct. 5 in Wichita.
Ex-LHS coach Freeman on Kansas Hall of Fame ballot
April 14, 2014
Legendary Lawrence High coach Bill Freeman — who led the Lions to five state football championships and also directed LHS to two state track crowns — is on the 25-person ballot for the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2014. By Gary Bedore
Four city preps in all-star football game
April 12, 2014
Four city football players will play in the Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association All-Star game this summer.
LHS senior Weiss signs with Baker
March 4, 2014
Lawrence High football senior Matt Weiss held his signing day ceremony on Friday afternoon.