Archive for Thursday, December 27, 2007

STORIES OF THE YEAR: Lansing Red Bulls win 4th title in 4 years

December 27, 2007

In their final Northeast Kansas Athletic Association football game, the Lansing Red Bulls dealt with something they'd never experienced during the previous four years - a halftime deficit.

The Red Bulls trailed the Lansing White Stallions by a touchdown at halftime of the fifth- and sixth-grade Super Bowl at Pleasant Ridge High School, but the Red Bulls eventually rallied and used a late score to win, 24-16.

The victory marked the fourth time in four years that the Red Bulls won the Super Bowl. Their first two came in the third- and fourth-grade division as the Lansing Red Devils; the last two were as the Red Bulls in the older division.

Red Bulls coach Rick Schneider said the come-from-behind victory was sweet because his team had to work so hard for it.

"It required us to dig down and find out who we are," he said.

In addition, it came against another Lansing team, and both squads will join forces next year at Lansing Middle School. That, he said, should equate to an even more talented football team.

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