On a wet and rainy Friday night, the Lansing Lions came from behind to win 14-13 over Basehor-Linwood.
The Lions victory marked the first win for Lions coach Dylan Brown.
Basehor jumped out first with a touchdown reception to Dylan Donnelly in the first half.
An interception in the third quarter gave momentum to the Lions.
The Lions used that and scored on a quarterback keeper by Luke Schneider to tie the game. On the following kickoff, Jackson Jennings returned the ball 63-yards to set the Bobcats up with great field position.
Three plays later, quarterback Dylan Mussett scored for the Bobcats. Basehor went for two but failed. The score was 13-7 with 2:30 left in the third.
In the fourth quarter, Lansing worked their way down the field deep into Bobcats territory.
The Lions got to the goalline before Schneider scored another rushing touchdown. Charlie Plessl made the PAT and Lansing went up 14-13 with 1:49 remaining.
The Bobcats began to march down the field to attempt to win, but the Lions defense held on to cause a turnover on downs to give the Lions possession with 27 seconds. Lansing ran out the clock and was victorious. After the victory, Brown was given the game ball. When asked about what he would do, Brown didn’t plan on framing it.
“I’ll probably just throw it in the office,” Brown said. “And I’ll sneak it back into the rotation eventually.”
Lansing travels to Shawnee Mission South for a Thursday night matchup. Basehor-Linwood will host Leavenworth next Friday.
Pleasant Ridge fell to Troy 18-0. The loss dropped the Rams to 1-1. They host McLouth next Friday.
Leavenworth fell 41-12 to Shawnee Mission Northwest. The Pioneers are 0-2. They travel to Basehor next Friday. Extended coverage coming in Tuesday’s paper