This year Shawnee Mission East football is different. This year they have fans, this year they have hype all around them, and this year they have expectations to fill. This is not the same SME football team of the past, they have a new sense of winning and feel as if they belong on top of the charts even if other people haven’t bought in yet. On Friday they began their journey towards proving everyone wrong. They beat Shawnee Mission Northwest 28-3 and sent a message that they were ready to play.
“It feels so great to start out with a big win like that, especially when we know that we made a lot of mistakes.” Senior Offensive Lineman Sam Heneger said.
He went on to say that even though they played well enough to hold Northwest to just tree points while scoring 28 of their own they were not happy.
“We just were not satisfied with it at all.” Heneger said. “Especially in the first half we were really sloppy and that is stuff that is easy to clean up and if we do then we have a really good chance against [Olathe] East next week.”
Coach Chip Sherman said he always tells the team to enjoy the win that night but be ready to go back to work the next morning when they watch film and begin their scouting
“We just have to keep plugging along and keep getting better and things will fall into place for us and our team,” Sherman said.
Next week the team plays Olathe East in their first home game of the season and it has been highlighted as one of the biggest games of the season. After seeing how poorly Olathe East played against rival Olathe North last weekend, the Lancers look like they have a chance for a big win.
“We just need to come out focused and I really think we are the better team in many areas, we just need to show it,” Heneger said.
Injury report for Week 2:
Adam Lowe, Senior RB- Torn MCL is questionable for this week
Sam Stewart, Junior LB- Concussion is questionable