LEBANON, Ohio – Lebanon senior wide receiver Alex McCarty made a decisive diving 10-yard touchdown catch with just over seven minutes left. That gave the Warriors the lead for good in their 20-17 win over Kings at Van De Grift Stadium on Friday.
Lebanon later iced the game by drawing the Knights offside. On fourth and four with a little more than a minute remaining, Kings jumped prematurely, giving Lebanon a first down and allowing the team to run the clock out.
“Sometimes a play like that will catch you off-guard,” Lebanon coach Shawn Lamb said. “You feel bad for the team but it says a lot about how we kept putting pressure on the defense”.
Lebanon used the heat and humidity of August to wear down Kings’ defense. The Warriors were led by sophomore running back Mitch Turbin, who rushed for 165 yards on 27 carries.
After Lebanon fumbled on its first possession of the game, the offense was able to work through its season-opening nerves and control the tempo.
“We knew once we got our offense some experience we would be fine because we had three sophomores on the line,” Lamb said. “We knew it could take a while but as the game went on things started opening up in the backfield.”
Kings also had some success on the offensive side of the ball with its running game. The team combined for 194 ground yards, including 99 from junior DeAndre Barnett. Senior quarterback Ryan McGuire rushed for 68 yards, including a 1-yard touchdown in the third quarter.
Kings will play next week on the road against Piqua High School while Lebanon visits Loveland High School.
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