For a second straight season Xenia (4-2, 1-0) takes down Lebanon (4-2, 0-1), 41-36. The loss for the Warriros leaves them little margin of error if they are to still entertain hopes of making the post-season. The Bucs on the other hand have a chance to finish above .500 for the first time since they joined the GWOC in 2006.
The lead changed hands three times in the first three quarters. Lebanon seized a 36-35 advantage with just under two minutes left in the third quarter when Austin Wolfe hauled in his second touchdown pass of the game from Luke Morgan. It was Wolfe’s 13 touchdown reception of the year and Morgan’s 20th scoring toss. Morgan finished with 321 yards passing with four touchdowns through the air and another on the ground. The Warriors Devin Monroe hauled in a career-high 12 receptions for 103 yards.
Xenia quarterback, David Roberts II totaled 200 yards of total offense. The senior threw two touchdown passes to Tyler Lee, ran for a score and took a kickoff 70 yards for a score. Lee finished the contest with four receptions for 102 yards and he had two interceptions on defense. Those opportunities for picks came about because of the pressure that Mitchell Larson put on the Lebanon backfield. The Bucs leader finished with 14 total tackles and 1.5 sacks.
With all the fireworks that saw the teams combine for 75 points in the first three stanza’s it was Bobo Jones who found the end zone for the final and deciding touchdown with 7:03 left in the game. It was the Xenia sophomore’s first touchdown at the varsity level.
Xenia will look to keep trucking as surprising Miamisburg (4-2, 1-0) invades Cox Stadium on Friday night. Lebanon hosts three of their final four contest as West Carrollton (2-4, 0-1) comes to James VanDeGrift Stadium.
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