East won their first postseason game 55-15 against Shawnee Mission Northwest last Thursday night. East was prepared for a tough match against Northwest, although the odds were in Shawnee Mission East’s favor.
“We played Northwest earlier in the season and you knew what to expect. We had to play hard, but we knew what we needed to do,” said senior and quarterback Luke Kaiser.
East scored their first two touchdowns in the first couple of drives in the first quarter. At the end of the first quarter, the Lancers’ momentum disappeared, and Northwest scored. They scored a touchdown as well as a two point conversion to bring the score to 14-8 at the end of the first quarter.
At halftime, East was successful in running the score up to 27-15. Luke Kaiser’s passing proved to be successful for East, and by the fourth quarter, East gained momentum.
During the regular season, East players have stressed what they needed for every match up. The players’ plans are to enter their postseason practices and games with the same mindset: to work on filling in more holes and to become more successful as a whole.