The LSE Hawks football team raised its season record to 3-2 by turning back Marshall in NCMC action Tuesday night on the road by a score of 32-0.
As for the LSE Hawks White team, they fell in a thriller against the Owls 22-18.
LSE football coach Jeff Francis said the Hawks Blue team came out to a demanding 19-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back against Marshall.
Francis added further that seventh grade running back Kole Ficken led the rushing attack behind the menacing fight of the offensive line. “I also thought we dominated on defense up front and kept the Owls off the scoreboard,” Francis said. “The coaching staff is proud of the men and the amount of work they have put in at practice leading up to the game.”
Of course it doesn’t hurt when your team is up 19-0 at the end of the first quarter. However, after both teams failed to score in the second quarter, LSE came back and hit paydirt twice in the second half with one touchdown in each of the third and fourth quarter.
Kole Ficken led the rushing attack in the game for LSE with eight carries for 110 yards and three touchdowns. Nick Zeitlow added six carries for 87 yards and one score while Wyatt Grizzle had two carries for 25 yards, Keandre Anderson with four carries for 25 yards, Remington Hammers with two carries for 10 yards and Weston Fahrenbrink with one carry for 4 yards.
Zeitlow also completed 2 of 5 passes for 35 yards and one touchdown. Ficken was on the receiving end on one of those passes for 30 yards and one touchdown while Gabe Kaiser had one reception for 5 yards.
Gabe Rumbaoa spearheaded the defense for LSE with five solo stops, seven assisted tackles and one sack.
Remington Hammers finished the match with three solo stops, three assisted tackles and one fumble recovery while Landon Bail and Wyatt Grizzle added three solo stops and two assisted tackles each, Kole Ficken with four solo stops, Makiah Waibel, Ryan Witting, Dee Sharp and Lucas Gerke each with two solo stops and two assisted tackles, Giovanni Strickland, Gabe Kaiser and KeAndre Anderson each with three solo stops, Nick Zeitlow, Weston Fahrenbrink, Hunter Edwards and Sam Wiser with two solo stops each, Alex Byrne with one solo stop and one sack and Adam Edler with one solo stop.
Hunter Edwards also had two extra point attempts for the Hawks.
As for the White team, they also got off to a good start with one touchdown in the opening quarter. However in the second and third quarter, Marshall outscored LSE 22-6 to go up by a score of 22-12. Meanwhile, in the fourth quarter, the Hawks rallied back with a touchdown to cut the lead back to four.
Francis said the White team scored three touchdowns but couldn’t get any of the extra points. “Ben Eichelberger led the offensive side with two touchdowns, one through the air and adding another on the ground,” Francis said. “Defensively, I thought we did a good job gang tackling and did a great job getting the ball back to give the offense a chance with under a minute left in the game.”
Ben Eichelberger led the rushing attack in the game for LSE with two carries for 45 yards and one touchdown. Jaylen Butner added five carries for 43 yards while Avery Reardon had four carries for 15 yards.
Reardon also completed 4 of 6 passes for 104 yards with two touchdowns.
Eichelberger also had one reception in the game for 70 yards and one touchdown while Dakota Bishop added one catch for 20 yards and Butner with two receptions for 14 yards and one touchdown.
On defense, Alex Breshears led the Hawks with six solo stops and four assisted tackles.
Don Hammers added four solo stops and four assisted tackles while Avery Reardon and Dakota Bishop each had two solo stops and two assisted tackles, Gabe Fenton with two solo stops and one assisted tackle, Skler Blumhorst, Alan Swires, Ben Eichelberger and Jaylen Butner with one solo stop and one assisted tackle each, Luke Rehagen, Daniel Meyer, Christian Kosnopfal and Ben Horst each with two assisted tackles and Ethan Waibel, Joel Concannon, Dennis Amie, Koby Abel, Chad Northern, Derrel Hurt, Jacob Bailey, Bryan Imhoff and Tyler Weixeldorfer with one assisted tackle apiece.
The LSE Hawks football team will closeout the regular season on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the BHS Sports Complex. Francis said the White team will play Columbia Catholic starting at 9 a.m., while the Blue team will take on Sedalia at 10:30.