Nate Slagel was at it again as he broke off touchdown runs of 67, 41, 29 and 44 yards all before halftime as Loveland (2-0) dominated Lebanon (1-1), 49-7.
The loss avenges Loveland's 42-14 loss to the Warriors last season.
Slagel finished the night with 11 carries for 220 yards. It is his second week in a row with 220 ground yards or more. The Tigers would run for 388 yards on 35 totes, averaging 11.1 per carry.
The defense for Loveland was equally impressive, allowing minus-2 yards rushing on 31 carries by Lebanon. In two games they have given up minus-26 yards rushing on 66 carries.
The Tigers had four interceptions, including a 30-yard pick six by Brian Popp and a 99-yard touchdown return by Max Mather. The latter had two interceptions in the contest.
Loveland will head to Oak Hills (1-1) to face the Highlanders next Friday night. Lebanon welcomes in Greenville (0-2).
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