Archive for Saturday, September 13, 2008

Lions trample Turner

Smith romps for 178 yards, 3TDs in victory

September 13, 2008

It wasn't quite the 293-yard rushing performance that he had in the season-opener, but Lansing High senior Brenton Smith was once again dominant Friday night as he led the LHS football team to a 33-0 victory over Turner at Frank Graham Field.

Smith carried the ball 32 times for 178 yards and three touchdowns.

The Lions improved to 2-0 with the victory and maintained a hold on first place in the Kaw Valley League standings.

The game was scoreless through the first quarter, but the Lions seized control in the second stanza with three scores. The first came on a 3-yard run by Smith with 11:14 left in the quarter. Quarterback Cameron Trowbridge provide the second when he scored from 1 yard out with 8:25 left. Less than two minutes later Smith scored his second touchdown of the night on a 1-yard run. Matt Robbins' extra point put LHS ahead 21-0 with 6;33 left before halftime.

The Lions resumed their dominance in the third quarter. Smith scored on a 7-yard run. The extra point attempt missed, but LHS led 27-0. Spencer Blew added a 32-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter that provided the final margin of victory.

Blew, a sophomore, finished with 86 yards rushing on 10 carries.

Lansing piled up 306 yards of total offense, all of it on the ground. Trowbridge attempted just three passes on the night.

The Lions' defense was stellar all evening despite the wet and muddy conditions. Turner mustered just 65 yards of total offense. Nathan Wessel headlined the defensive effort with five tackles. Ryan Delich and Zach Constantino had four apiece.

Peter Gibson and Parker Gibson both had interceptions for the Lions, and Wessel and Blew both recovered fumbles.

Lansing next plays at 7 p.m. Friday at home against Bonner Springs. LHS and BSHS were two of the league's tri-champions in 2007.

NOTES

- Through two games Smith has 471 yards rushing and six touchdowns on 61 carries. Blew is the second leading rusher with 86 yards on 10 carries, all on Friday. Trowbridge has 83 yards rushing on 19 carries.

- The Lansing defense has allowed just 158 yards rushing through two games and has allowed 228 yards through the air. Opponents have completed 18 of 33 passes against the Lions during those games.

- Trowbridge has completed three of 12 passing attempts this season for 62 yards and a touchdown.

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