By Sean Kosednar, PrepsKC staff writer
The Shawnee Mission West Vikings hosted the Shawnee Mission East Lancers on senior night in a high anticipated match up Friday October 21. The Lancers got off to a hot start scoring on their first play from scrimmage and never looked back. The final score was 54-0.
Senior running back Nigil Houston took the pitch on the first snap of the game around the right side before cutting back up the middle. Houston out ran the defense 68 yards for a touchdown.
“It’s always good to score on the first play of the game,” Shawnee Mission East head coach Dustin Delaney said. “Then the defense comes out and gets a stop.”
It looked like the game was going to live up to its billing when the Vikings marched down the field. However, the Lancer defense stood strong and held on fourth down at their own 21.
“They are a good team,” Shawnee Mission West head coach Tim Callaghan said. “When you can’t slow a team like that down and you can’t get yourself on track. I don’t think it was a total melt down on anybody’s part. They are good players too and they played better than we did tonight.”