Archive for Thursday, October 19, 2006

Lansing faces must-win scenario against KC-Washington

October 19, 2006

The Lansing High football team finds itself in an unusual position entering its 7 p.m. Friday district game against Kansas City-Washington at Frank Graham Field.

The Lions (2-5 overall) are 0-1 in district play. That's unfamiliar territory considering their last district loss came in 2003.

With one loss already on its district scoresheet, Lansing can't afford another if it wants to keep its playoff aspirations alive.

At 4-3 overall and 1-0 in the district, Washington hardly ranks among the state's powerhouses, but it still is a quality football squad. Its close victories against Harmon, Van Horn (Mo.) and Sumner aren't particularly impressive, but a 35-20 loss to Atchison revealed that Washington is capable of putting points on the board.

Points are an area the Lions have been lacking most of the year. They've scored just 115 points through seven games - an average of 16.4 per game. Making matters tougher is the fact that both starting running backs - Daniel Eyerly and Chris Hill went down last week with injuries. Their status for Friday is uncertain.

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