Tigers defeat ‘Jackets in Quarterfinals

LCR photo/Alex Boyer

Lebanon senior Joey Boshe (10) rushes the ball during a state quarterfinal high school football game against the Carthage Tigers on Friday night at Carthage High School.

By: 
Alex Boyer Alex@laclederecord.com

CARTHAGE — Mistakes played a significant role on Friday night as for the second straight season, the Lebanon High School football team fell in the state quarterfinal round of the Missouri Class 5 playoffs, losing to the Carthage Tigers by a score of 43-8 in Carthage. 

With the loss, Lebanon dropped to 2-9 in 11 postseason games in program history with just one game being played at home against Joplin in 1993.

Lebanon finished the night with 300 yards of total offense (233 rushing, 67 passing) and the Tigers had 290 yards of total offense.

Things looked bright for the ‘Jackets early on as the LHS offense marched down the field, but things quickly turned bad as senior Ty Glendenning threw a pick-six to Carthage defensive end Alex Martini to make it 7-0 Tigers early on.

After a three-and-out on the next series, a low snap on the punt caused the LHS punter to take a knee and give the Tigers short field position as Carthage marched down the field in two plays when sophomore quarterback Patrick Carlton waltzed into the end zone to go up 14-0.

Carlton would score again in the second quarter to extend the lead to 21-0 with 8:13 left in the first half.

See the Saturday edition of the Laclede County Record for the complete story. 

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