Lebanon 50 – Tigers 21

 

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Junior Linebacker #42 Andrew Hesse eyes his prey as he runs down Lebanon’s Mitch Turpin (Photo by David Burig)

 

Loveland, Ohio – The 2015 Homecoming game for the Loveland Tigers required¬†2 nights, nearly 29 hours,¬†and¬†Lebanon quarterback Dakota Allen¬†lighting up the late night sky with an air attack of 345 yds. It lasted a few minutes shy of saying, “Hello” to¬†Sunday morning.

Friday’s scheduled start was postponed until Saturday because of continuing lightning strikes on the horizon. Then,¬†the Saturday game started briefly at 7 PM, but halted when the lightning detection system blared it’s horn. Officials kept an eye on the horizon for 2 hours, re-starting their 30-minute delay timer each time one¬†saw a new bolt. Lebanon said they weren’t going home until the game was played, and officials said the rules allow a 3 AM or later re-start if that is what it took. The game did not start in earnest until 9:15 PM and lasted a few minutes shy of¬†Sunday morning.

In¬†the end, it was¬†Allen’s¬†lightening accurate strikes to¬†5 receivers that defeated the Tigers, 50-21.

For the Tigers, Luke Waddell’s 186 rushing yards¬†(and 51 receiving yds.)¬†an 38 yd. run by¬†Trevor Gajus, a 31 yd. run by¬†Ryan Bagnoli, a 21 yd. run by¬†Rudy Grant, a 81 yd. kick-off return by¬†Cameron Beck¬†was not enough to overcome 4 Tiger turnovers and 7 penalties of 71 yards.

 

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Senior Defensive Lineman Jake Saunders tackles and strips the ball from the Lebanon ball carrier

 

 

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Senior Wide Receiver #6 Michael Peters draws an interference call on a pass thrown by Drew Plitt

 

Loveland, now 0-2, travels to Oak Hills (1-1) for their home opener this Friday to play a third non-conference game. Game time is 7 PM. Oak Hills lost their first game to Elder, 15-56 and then defeated Harrison, 31-29.

How to get to Oak Hills Hills High School at 3200 Ebenezer Rd, Cincinnati, OH.

HERE is Loveland’s remaining schedule.

Saturday, September 05, 2015
50
Lebanon
1 2 3 4 T
LEB 12 10 14 14 50
LVL 0 7 0 14 21
21
Loveland

Scoring Summary
1ST QUARTER LEB LVL
LEB TD 10:41 BROWN,Cody 25 YD PASS FROM ALLEN,Dakota (HALEY,Xander KICK FAILED) 6 0
LEB TD 05:29 BARSALA,Zach 35 YD PASS FROM ALLEN,Dakota (HALEY,Xander KICK FAILED) 12 0
2ND QUARTER LEB LVL
LEB TD 11:32 TURPIN,Mitch 75 YD PASS FROM ALLEN,Dakota (HALEY,Xander KICK) 19 0
LVL TD 08:19 Drew Plitt 2 YD RUN (Riley Boucher KICK) 19 7
LEB FG 00:00 HALEY,Xander 19 YD 22 7
3RD QUARTER LEB LVL
LEB TD 03:22 TURPIN,Mitch 15 YD RUN (HALEY,Xander KICK) 29 7
LEB TD 00:49 BROWN,Cody 20 YD PASS FROM ALLEN,Dakota (HALEY,Xander KICK) 36 7
4TH QUARTER LEB LVL
LVL TD 10:43 Trevor Gajus 6 YD RUN (Riley Boucher KICK) 36 14
LEB TD 09:02 TURPIN,Mitch 5 YD RUN (HALEY,Xander KICK) 43 14
LVL TD 07:47 Luke Waddell 26 YD PASS FROM Drew Plitt (Riley Boucher KICK) 43 21
LEB TD 03:48 WOLF,Dawson 10 YD RUN (HALEY,Xander KICK) 50 21
Team Stat Comparison
LEB LVL
1st Downs 25 20
Total Yards 484 385
Passing Completions 21 6
Passing Attempts 37 12
Passing Yards 337 91
Passing Average 9.1 7.6
Rushing Attempts 25 51
Rushing Yards 147 294
Rushing Average 5.9 5.8
3rd Down Efficiency 5-11 4-10
4th Down Efficiency 2-2 2-3
Penalties 10-74 7-74
Turnovers 0 4
Possession 22:43 25:17

 

 

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