Lansing too much for Schlagle

By Scott Lavelock The Leavenworth Times
Posted: October 22, 2011 - 1:10 AM

Regular season games don’t get much bigger than the one played Friday at Frank Graham Field.

In the final home game for the Lansing seniors, the Lions faced a Schlagle team who entered with only one loss on the season for a 5A district matchup that would be televised across the Kansas City area by Metro Sports. Lansing showed they were up for a big-time performance equal to the atmosphere, crushing the Stallions from in a 33-12 victory.

The Lions (5-3, 2-0 in district play) knew they’d have to stop the vaunted Schlagle rushing attack, and they did just that.

The Stallions (6-2, 0-2 in the district) entered the game averaging 291 rushing yards per game, but Lansing held them to just 149 rushing yards on Friday, 55 of which came on a busted punt play.

“They had a huge line, and our D-line was just trying to stay low and make piles for our linebackers to come up on,” senior Mike Miller said. “That was our gameplan … and we executed that very well.”

Also performing at a prime-time level were Joe Schneider and Nick Hughes. Schneider, making his first start at quarterback since week four after sustaining an injury, completed five passes on the night, three of which went to Hughes on deep post routes over the middle for touchdowns.

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