Good fortune continues as LHS runs streak to three
The Lansing Lions left little doubt they would protect their home turf on homecoming Friday night as they struck early on offense and hunkered down defensively in their 19-7 victory over Spring Hill.
Junior running back Jeff Slater was unstoppable as he rumbled for 97 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries as the Lions' primary weapon. Senior receiver John Tytla provided their other score when he hauled in a 44-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Matt Warner.
Slater put Lansing on the board on just its second possession of the game when he plunged into the end zone from six yards out for an early 6-0 lead. Tytla's reception late in the first quarter pumped the lead to 12-0.
Spring Hill quarterback Bryan Bollig scored on a 10-yard run just before halftime that pulled the Broncos within 12-7, but Slater added a 2-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter that provided all the cushion the Lions needed to hang on for their third straight victory.
Warner completed three of four passes for 66 yards and a touchdown.
Lansing (3-2) next plays at 7 p.m. Friday in a rivalry game against Immaculata at Ables Field for the Lions' first road game in a month.