Which player was key to Lancers’ state football run? No one

first_imgThe Lancers came off the field Friday after securing the team’s first-ever trip to the state title game.As his team began celebrating on the field after the Lancers’ 37-27 defeat of Olathe North Friday, a friend of coach Dustin Delaney ran up to him and shouted the word “unbelievable” over and over again.And when asked what differentiated his team from those who had been eliminated from a shot at the title, Delaney himself used the word again.“Unbelievable teamwork,” Delaney said. “We’ve had new kids step up every single night. And we’re the ultimate concept of team. All our kids will do anything for each other. The reward is that we get to go to state.”Indeed, one of the defining aspects of this year’s SM East team is its lack of a true “star.” A check of individual season stats through the Sectionals round produces a notable lack of SM East players at the top of any category. Luke Taylor was among the top three running backs in the league with 1,102 yards and 11 touchdowns – but the Lancers don’t have a player among the top five in passing or receiving yards.Yes, there are players whose names found their way into the box score more frequently than others over the course of the season. But, from game to game, it seemed an entirely new set of players would account for the key plays that secured the win.SM East doesn’t beat Olathe Northwest without Alec Dean pulling in a bobbled ball after Christian Blessen’s Hail Mary. SM East doesn’t beat Olathe North in the regular season without Dominique Atkinson’s fourth quarter safety. SM East doesn’t beat SM South without Luke Taylor running in for an overtime touchdown. And if the Lancers are going to finish the mission they started and bring home the first football title in SM East history, you’d better believe it’s going to be a true team effort on Saturday.Congrats on an amazing season so far, Lancers. Go beat Derby together. Goin to STATE from Brian Libeer on Vimeo.last_img read more

Read More →

Liverpool player got through international match on painkillers, Jurgen Klopp won’t…

first_imgThe Liverpool manager feels it’s a negative rather than a positive that competition has been introduced to international breaks which would have previously been for friendlies.From Klopp’s perspective, there’s a worry the added pressure around matches will see more risks being taken, matches being tougher, and therefore the chances of injury higher.Given all of that, he won’t be happy that Virgil van Dijk played for the Netherlands against Germany despite already having pain in his ribs. De Telegraaf report the defender, captain of his national team, had painkillers to get through the 3-0 victory for Oranje.Van Dijk will now be rested for the friendly game against Belgium, and Klopp will hope he’s back at Liverpool shortly with good fitness news.As long as the former Southampton player is able to take part in Liverpool’s next match, and fully fit for it, then the international break could have good Van Dijk repercussions for Liverpool.His confidence will have received a big boost with the big win over Germany.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Strategy Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoDating.comTung Chung is actually full of single men. Check them out on this premium dating site!Dating.comUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50Undo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoCNBC InternationalSingapore’s Freelancers Find New Income During the Coronavirus Pandemic.CNBC InternationalUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndo Jurgen Klopp has made it very clear he isn’t a big fan of the UEFA Nations League.last_img read more

Read More →