Coach: Jeff Shore
2012 Record: 8-4 Overall, 6-3 District
2013 Record: 8-1
Last Game: The Camdenton Lakers football team won Friday's home conference game against Glendale by a score of 42-6.
Top of the district.
The Lakers have to like the sound of that. Their eyes are set on their next game, as they await the prize at the end: the district title.
Chances are that it will prove to be a rematch of last year, with a role reversal. This time, the Lakers hold home-field advantage, meaning that if Lebanon wins out, they'll be heading up the road to Camdenton for the district championship, which is what both teams want: one final shot at their number one rival.
The Lakers are a legitimate threat on all sides of the ball this season, whether it be on the ground or through the air on offense, or making plays on defense and special teams. The defense of the Lakers has been stellar this season, and though the offense scores the majority of the points, this Purple Haze defense has played scrappy all season long, putting their offense in the position to win each game.
The Lakers have already secured their spot as number one in the district, and the Ozark Conference crown belongs to Kickapoo, unless Joplin pulls a miracle upset.
Coach Shore always stresses the importance of playing their best at the end of the season, but for now, this team will get some well-deserved rest before battling through districts.
So let's take a look at who their next opponent may be.
Coach: Mark Johnson
2012 Record: 2-9 Overall, 2-3 District
2013 Record: 3-6
Last Game: The Smith-Cotton Tigers football team lost Friday's home conference game against St. Pius X by a score of 28-20.
Players to Watch:
Chance McMullin, Sr.: McMullin has played extremely well this season, and led the team on the ground with 1040 rushing yards for 14 touchdowns.
Dakota Brown follows in the rushing yardage, with 714 yards and 7 touchdowns, with Jacob Weeks rounding out the attack with 446 yards and five touchdowns.
Wade Hagebusch, Sr. : Hagebusch leads the team in sacks, with three on the season (the team has six total). He also has recorded 12 solo tackles. The defense has recorded six interceptions this year, all from different players.
Coach: Zach Schnieder
2012 Record: 7-5 Overall, 2-2 District
2013 Record: 2-7
Last Game: The Washington Bluejays football team lost Friday's home non-conference game against Howell North by a score of 39-29.
Players to Watch:
Seth Bollmann and the special teams are a threat, as Bollmann returned a 98-yard kickoff for a TD in last week's loss to Francis Howell North. He also had five receptions for 55 yards in the game.
Kyle Summers scored three of the Blue Jays' touchdowns, two on the ground and one receiving. He finished the night with 209 yards rushing on 27 carries.
Christian Hardesty, QB, finished the loss 4-for-9 for 79 yards and one touchdown pass, which was caught by Summers for 43-yards.