After the Lansing Lions won a thrilling 14-13 game last week, the team fell in the followup.
On Thursday night against the Shawnee Mission South Raiders, the Lions fell 27-0.
The loss drops the Lions to 1-2 on the year. The Raiders improve to 3-0.
The Raiders struck first on a 68-yard touchdown in the first quarter and never looked back.
Head coach Dylan Brown said the young team needs to be more consistent moving forward.
“As typical of a young team playing a lot of sophomores (six) and juniors (seven), we are struggling with consistency,” Brown said. “Much like the Blue Valley Southwest game, we made some critical assignment errors and gave up a few big plays on defense, and prevented some on offense.”
With the game a night early, the Lions will still spend their Friday night together as a team, but will watch film instead of physical practice or game.
Despite the inconsistency that has hurt the Lions, Brown thinks the Lions can finish strong if they clean up the mistakes.
“Our kids continue to play hard and tough-nosed football,” Brown said. “And we have yet to be physically outmatched. We have some things to clean up. Once we get those cleaned up, I feel we have the potential to finish the season on a strong run, and we will be able to compete with anyone.”
Lansing will be back in action Sept. 21 when they host De Soto in a conference matchup.