SM East defeated Olathe North 30-7 for the first time since 1988. The Lancers controlled the tempo on offense, with quarterback Jordan Darling being able to fully employ the team’s passing attack. On defense, the Stewart twins kept Olathe’s receivers locked down, forcing them to try running the ball against a Lancer line that allowed very few yards throughout the entire game. The Lancers proved their ability to compete on both sides of the ball, and look confident as they come off their first of four Olathe match-ups with a solid 2-0 record. They play next on the road against Olathe Northwest.
Game wrap up
For the first time in 24 years, the Lancers were able to defeat the Olathe North Eagles. The Lancers hadn’t beaten the Eagles since 1988 while the Eagles were on a six game losing streak dating back to September of last year. The weather was in the mid 80’s all night with a light six mph wind blowing from the S.E.
The Lancers started off the game with a field goal to put them up 3-0. With a first and goal from the Lancer four, the Eagles used a quarterback swing off the right side to pull ahead 7-3. The Lancers then rode Connor Rellihan to another touchdown, using a 30 yard fake punt pass to Junior Mitchell Tyler. Rellihan then caught a touchdown pass in the left corner of the endzone. The Lancers continued to roll with a quick three and out and then completing a 53 yard pass to Connor Rellihan. The Lancers finished of their drive with a 20 yard touchdown to Senior David Sosna. The Lancers extra point attempt was then blocked, leaving the score at 16-7. The Lancers went into the half with the lead looking to make history with a win over the Eagles.
The Lancers started off the second half with an explosive 68 yard pass to Connor Rellihan. The Lancers continued to dominate the Olathe North Eagles, putting up six shutout quarters over the last two games. The Lancers final touchdown came on a 36 yard rush by Senior Patrick Blackburn. The final score was 30-7 with the Lancers beating for Eagles for the first time in 24 years dating back to 1988.
The Lancers used a great game from Seniors Connor Rellihan, Patrick Blackburn and Jordan Darling to improve to 2-0. The Lancers will look to improve to 3-0 next Friday against Olathe Northwest.
Connor Rellihan: 207 all-purpose yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception
Patrick Blackburn: 9 tackles, 8 rushes, 61 yards rushing, 1 touchdown
Jordan Darling: 18/32 yards, 3 touchdowns
David Sosna: 1 touchdown, 30 yards receiving