Lebanon Football Catches Fire

Lebanon Football Catches Fire

Gavin Haines (Junior), Reporter

The Tigers had a rough start to their season dropping their first three games to quality opponents. As of late the tigers have won five in a row and are looking to make it six this week against conference rival Western Boone Stars.

“I’m feeling confident this week heading into the Webo game, the team has gotten a lot closer and the comradery has improved drastically,” said junior Landon Fouts.

The Tigers started the hot streak after beating conference opponent North Montgomery. The chargers were no match for the tigers as Lebanon came away victorious with a score of 28-8. Senior Trevor Winkles dominated the rushing attack leading the offense with 103 yards on 16 carries and two touchdowns.

 

“It was a well-played game from start to finish, it was relieving to see what potential we have, and I’m excited to see what we can do from here,” said senior Trevor Winkles

 

The Tigers went on to face the Frankfort Hotdogs. The Tigers came out of the gates fast. The Hotdogs never stood a chance as the tigers ran away with this one 48-6. Landon Fouts threw for 189 yards on 14 attempts and nine completions. Trevor Winkles had another stellar game with 14 carries for 121 rushing yards.

“I’m glad we came out and put it to a team that we are supposed to beat, we have a lot of people doubting us and were looking to turn that around next week with a win over Tri-West,” said senior Max Williams.

As the varsity squad was heading into week six, they had a tough opponent on their hands in the form of the Tri-West Bruins. The Bruins were 4-1 and looking for a win after dropping a game to a conference opponent Danville. The tigers stayed hot and battled it out winning 28-21. Tigers were led by junior quarterback Landon Fouts. He was scorching hot, throwing for 250 yards on 21 attempts and 13 completions. He threw for four touchdowns and zero interceptions. The Tigers remained strong on the ground with Trevor Winkles running for 105 yards on 35 carries. Jaheem Joseph led the receiving core with four catches for 145 yards and a touchdown.

“This was a huge win and it was much needed, we re-gained our confidence and swagger back after that win,” said Drew Terrill.

The Tigers were looking to face conference opponent Crawfordsville Athenians. The Tigers have all the confidence after a huge win over Tri-West. They came out hot and put it to the Athenians winning by a score of 48-6. Landon Fouts threw for 98 yards on just six attempts and three completions. Brayton Bowen led the rushing attack with three carries for 67 yards and two touchdowns. Trevor Winkles rushed for 44 yards on just seven carries and punching it in just once. Jaheem Joseph once again led the receivers with two catches for 85 yards and a touchdown.

“As a team we feel great, everyone is contributing in one way or another. We have people stepping up when it’s their number being called and that’s what great teams are about,” said senior Kobe Ottinger.

The week eight opponent was the South Montgomery Mounties. The tigers were looking to roll another opponent and they did just that, blowing the Mounties out of the water 40-0. Landon Fouts threw for 106 yards on only 11 attempts completing six of those passes and one touchdown. The Tigers run game exploded with Winkles leading the way rushing for 150 yards on 23 carries and two touchdowns. Landon Fouts also managed to punch it in on the ground with an eight-yard carry. Brayton Bowen had six carries for 44 yards and found the endzone one time. Senior Hunter Crew led the air attack with three catches for 45 yards and scoring one touchdown.

“Great win, but we’re focused on this week against Webo, we want to continue to show people that we can play and we’re going to bring against the Stars this Friday,” said Hunter Crew