The final game in the Lancers 7-1 season is expected to be an easy win against the 0-8 Indians of SM North. With an undisciplined defensive line and a weak pocket, SM North will struggle against the Lancers’ offensive momentum and smothering defense.
In past weeks, the East defense has buoyed the team’s success. Standout performances from senior Dominique Atkinson and junior Kyle Ball collapsed opposing teams’ pockets, forcing quarterbacks to make mistakes and keeping teams scoreless.
On the offensive side, the Lancers initially struggled with fumbles and turnovers. Last week’s game against SM West showed an East offense able to perform with minimal mistakes, securing a 27-0 victory over the reigning state champions. Led by senior quarterback Christian Blessen and senior running back Luke Taylor, East continues to rely on their ability to run the ball to win games.
Kick off tonight is at 7 p.m. and the student section theme is Halloween costumes. Can’t make it to the game? Watch the broadcast here.