The SME Lancers defeated the Olathe East Hawks with a score of 49-7 last Friday at the SMS Football Stadium. The first half of the game was played on Thursday, while the second half of the game was played on Friday due to approaching storms and inclement weather concerns on Thursday night.
SM East was off to a slow start as the Hawks scored the first touchdown of the game, but the Lancers soon matched the score at 7-7 by the end of the first quarter.
In the second quarter, wide receiver and sophomore Pete Stanton intercepted the ball and ran it up the field for a gain of 20 yards. Two more touchdowns were made as the half came to a close, and the Lancers were up 21-7.
There was a change in the usual lineup because the game was split up into two days. Two of the starting offensive lineman were out of town for the second day of the game.
“[Junior] Brett Moulin and [junior] Tim Duval had to step into positions and get their first starts of their career,” senior Peter Haynes said. “They did really well for us.”
In the third quarter the following day, running back and junior Milton Braasch sacked the Hawk’s quarterback. Also, running back and senior Trevor Thompson completed an interception that led to a touchdown, ending the quarter with a score of 35-7.
The fourth quarter was home to two more touchdowns for the Lancers, as the Hawks remained with a single touchdown. The Lancers had 94 passing yards and 335 rushing yards, combined for a total of 429 offensive yards.
Throughout the game, both Olathe East and SM East had three penalties. The Lancers had 17 first downs, while Olathe East only had 11. The Lancers now hold a 5-1 record, and are ranked fifth in the state. This Friday, the Lancers will be traveling to Lawrence for a Sunflower League tournament game and will face the Lawrence Lions at 7:00 p.m.