The Lancers defeated the Shawnee Mission Northwest Cougars 48-6 in game two of their regular season. Due to the threat of severe storms, the football game was moved to Thursday night.
The game went as expected by many: the Lancers dominated. The opening kickoff was received by the Cougars, who were sent into a three and out by the Lancer defense. The first touchdown of the game was scored by senior quarterback Luke Kaiser with seven minutes left in the first quarter. Five touchdowns later, the Lancers went into halftime with a 41-0 lead.
The Lancers used the overflowing and electric student section to fuel them as the game ensued according to junior fullback Milton Braasch.
“When our student section is hyped up, it hypes us up even more,” Braasch said. “Keep up the good work, guys.”
The offense was flawless during the game, but the Lancer defense seemed to be the key factor. Only allowing six points forced the Cougars to punt or cause turnovers every time they had possession.
“Our defense shut them down from the very first snap,” senior safety Jake Randa said. “Everyone did their jobs correctly and it resulted in a big win.”
The Cougars scored their only points of the game on a scoop and score fumble during the third quarter. A one yard rushing touchdown by the Lancers in the fourth quarter ended the game’s action, giving the win to the Lancers.
This Friday, the Lancers will take on the Rockhurst Hawklets. The biggest game of the season to the fans, but just another game for the players. The Lancers haven’t played the Hawklets in football in 30 years. They are bringing in extra bleachers, allowing standing room only and pre-selling tickets for the game.