Basehor-Linwood shuts out Lansing
By Sam Sherman The Leavenworth Times
After Lansing high school head football coach John McCall stepped away from his post-game speech, senior lineman Scott Hattok took his place.
Following the Lions 13-0 loss to Basehor-Linwood High School Friday night, Hattok had a simple message for his team — either shape up, or ship out.
“It’s all mental,” Hattok said. “Personally I think, and I think the coaches are with me, that it starts in practice. I don’t think we, I mean myself, we don’t give our 100 in practice.
"We come out and say ‘Hey, it’s just another practice.’ But that’s not the mentality we need to have. From here on out, we’re going to give 110 every day no matter what. It’s game day every day, that’s the new philosophy.”
Despite a stellar day from the Lion defense, allowing 283 yards of total offense from the Bobcats while tallying three sacks and a turnover, Lansing's offensive production was minimal.
The Lions totaled 226 yards of total offense, and two trips to the redzone both ended in Bobcat stops.
After the team's loss to Piper High School last Friday was marred with offensive penalties and special teams mistakes, McCall said it was more of the same for the Lions this week — and it has to end.
“We’re making too many mistakes,” McCall said. “I’m confident that our kids will get this corrected. Obviously I want it corrected right now, I wanted it corrected this week. And as we all saw, it did not get corrected this week. … We will not be successful if we look like that every single week.”
That's not to say the Lion offense didn't see any success Friday night.
Junior running back Dewaun Wilkes ran the ball 18 times for 74 yards, and senior quarterback Krystian Abbott was 9-18 for 160 yards.
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