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[/media-credit]The Lancers ended their regular season on a good note with a 49-14 thrashing on district foe Shawnee Mission North. The game was well in hand after the first quarter with a 21-0 lead. Senior Sam Stewart started off the scoring with a short rush, followed by a long connection from senior Jordan Darling to senior Connor Rellihan. Troy Wilkins then broke open the game with an 80 yard touchdown run that killed all the hopes of a win for the Indians.
In the second quarter, the Lancers continued to pile it on the Indians and once the score hit 35-0, most of the second string players for the Lancers were in. Junior Christian Blessen replaced Darling, yet the romp did not end. By halftime the score was 42-0, and the Lancers were well in charge.
In the third and fourth quarters, the Indians managed to sneak in two scores on the back ups, but the scoreboard still favored the Lancers. The final score read 49-14, sending the Lancers home with a senior night victory.
The Indians, (0-9), finished last in the Sunflower league for the second straight season and for the first time, didn’t win a game. The Lancers, (7-2), clinched their fourth straight playoff berth. They are the fifth seed in playoffs and will take on Olathe East on Nov. 2 at CBAC. Earlier in the season, the Lancers beat the Hawks handily by a score of 41-21.
The Lancers defeated Blue Valley West 2-0 last Thursday night in dominating fashion to clinch a spot in the state quarterfinals.
The game started off slow, tied 0-0 at halftime, but senior Bryce McClanahan was able to break the stalemate early in the second half, followed by senior Clint Dunn who scored in the final minute of the game to seal the victory.
The Lancers will continue their journey tomorrow night, 6 p.m. at the Shawnee Mission Soccer Complex against Lawrence High, and attempt to claim a spot in the state semi-finals for only the third time in school history.
The Lancers (15-3) defeated Lawrence High (12-5-1) previously this year in a lopsided 6-1 game. Although they have dominated before, the team knows they can’t look past anyone at state.
“Lawrence is a good team,” senior captain Tyler Rathbun said. “We can’t look past them, but if we play how we did on Thursday I know we can take home a win.”
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