All of that Lancer Spirit must have rubbed off on SM East’s football team.
Hours after hundreds of fans lined Mission Road for the annual Lancer Day parade and rally, SM East’s football team delivered a drubbing of its opening day opponent, Olathe South, before stands packed with Lancer fans at SM North District Stadium. The Lancers dominated on both side of the ball, forcing three-and-out possessions from Olathe South on their first drives of the night while attacking for three first quarter touchdowns. The Lancers had extended their lead to 34-0 at the half, and kept piling on the points for a 62-7 victory.
Granted, the win came against a Falcons program that is in rebuilding mode, having gone 1-8 last year. But Lancer head coach Dustin Delaney said he was generally satisfied with his team’s debut.
“I think we played pretty well for week one,” Delaney said. “A few too many mistakes on special teams and substitutions and formations. Those are first game kinds of deals. For the most part, I thought our defense played pretty well.”
Delaney left his starters in into the third quarter even after the game was clearly in hand to help get the team conditioned for a long season of play.
“I left them in probably one drive longer than I typically would just because I wanted to get a little conditioning out of them,” he said. “It’s hard to simulate game speed in practice.”
The Lancers will look to make it 2-0 on the year next Friday when they take on district rival SM Northwest at 7 p.m. at SM North District Stadium.