Going into Friday’s game vs Shawnee Mission Northwest, the Lancers were 2-0, and hadn’t allowed a single touchdown so far this season. Including last seasons perfect 13-0 record, the Lancers had won 15 games straight.
The Lancers have won their games so far this season by putting up a hefty amount of points on the board early, holding onto that early lead and putting in subs for the second half.
After heavy rain causing a 50 minute delay, kickoff was underway. On the Lancers very first possession, senior running back Jack Tyler ran it in for an early score.
After that, senior running back Mike Bamford added a pair of TD’s, using incredible speed to find a gap in the SMNW defense, cut around to the outside corner, and swiftly run it in for two touchdowns.
Junior wide receiver Sky Tate and senior running back Calvin Jones both scored in the first half as well, increasing the Lancers lead to 44-7 at halftime.
By the second half, coach Dustin Delaney chose to rest up the majority of his starters, and put some second-stringers in the game. Due to this, the Lancers were scored on for the first time this season, but regardless, ended the game with a final score of 44-20, now having won 16 games straight.
Next week the Lancers will face SM West in the annual Nut Cup, which Bamford says will be their toughest game yet.
“West is going to be a good game, they’re 3-0 also,” Bamford said. “Nothing changes [mentally], we prepare for every game to the best of our ability as if every game were the state championship.”