Bishop Miege pounds Lansing

By Ian Stanford The Leavenworth Times
Posted: November 8, 2013 - 11:56 PM



Last week, the Lansing Lions walked into a buzz saw at Mill Valley and came out with a 68-8 loss.
 
If Mill Valley was the cordwood saw, Bishop Miege is the miter. Either way, the result was the same, a 52-12 loss.
 
“I don’t know how that game [between Mill Valley and Miege] will come out,” said Lions head coach Bill Pekarek. “I think Mill Valley’s pretty tough.”
 
For the Lions, it’s farewell to a 4-6 season marked by a nearly record-breaking passing attack that was occasionally held back by turnovers, and a defense that struggled much of the year.
 
“We had the offense to win in every game except these last two,” Pekarek said. “But our defense couldn’t stop anybody. We had five or six guys playing defense this year that weren’t even in our program a year ago.”
 
Pekarek added that the players still kept fighting.
 
“Our kids play hard though,” Pekarek said. “It’s hard to keep going 100 percent [in a blowout], but they did OK with that.”
 
Lansing moved the ball in the first and early second quarter, but couldn’t reach pay dirt.
 
They were intercepted on one drive in Miege territory, and then gave it up on downs inside the red zone on the following two drives.
 
The Lions defense, for all its struggles, held their own early on. They forced a punt and a turnover on downs after Miege scored on its opening drive.
 
It was only 14-0 early into the second quarter.
 
The Lions offense grinded to a complete halt, going three-and-out on three consecutive possessions.