Game Preview: Lebanon vs. Camdenton

LCR photo/Alex Boyer
Lebanon sophomore Tristan Wilson looks to block someone during a high school football game earlier this year against the Camdenton Lakers. Camdenton won the first contest on October 4, 28-0.

By: 
ALEX BOYER ALEX@LACLEDERECORD.COM

The Highway 5 rivalry trophy won’t be on the line this time when the Camdenton Lakers and Lebanon Yellowjackets meet. However, it will be the first time the two teams have met to play for a district championship since 2012 when the ball kicks off at 7 p.m. on Friday at Bob Shore Stadium for the Missouri Class 4 District 5 title.

Coming into the game, the Lakers are the No. 2 state-ranked team in Missouri Class 4 while Lebanon is No. 6, according to STL Today. In the first contest between the two teams this year, Lebanon had no answer for a high-powered Camdenton offense as the defense allowed over 300 yards, and the LHS offense was shutout for the first time since 2017 (Joplin 35-0) and lost the game, 28-0.

“The game started with a very nice drive by our offense that Camdenton got a huge goal-line stand,” Lebanon head coach Will Christian mentioned. “From that point, Camdenton dominated our offense with suffocating defense.

“They (Camdenton) do everything well. Everything concerns us, and we know we must play well in all aspects.”

For the complete article, see Wednesday’s print edition of The County Record, or view http://digital.laclederecord.com/ online.

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