Struggles on both sides of the ball, along with the inability to halt a potent Anderson Trojans offense, hurt the Lehman Lobos in a 42-7 homecoming loss Friday at Shelton Stadium.
The Lobos (0-8, 0-6 in district) struggled early in the game as the Trojans opened with a 45-yard touchdown pass from Carsten Groos to Coy Fullmer to take a 7-0 lead.
Anderson maintained momentum by securing an interception that led to another scoring drive, which increased the Trojans’ lead to 14-0 in the first frame.
A successful Anderson onside kick late in the first frame led to a touchdown early in the second quarter. Anderson led 21-0 at halftime and added an additional 21 points in the second half.
In an attempt to change the dynamic on offense in the fourth frame, the Lobos’ changed quarterbacks, moving Bryant Lewis to wide receiver and bringing on senior quarterback Cayden Raymond. The move proved successful as the Lobos generated offense late in the contest.
Lobo running back Keyshaun Williams punched in a 9-yard touchdown run for Lehman’s lone score of the game.
Lehman head coach Bruce Salmon lauded the support from fans on homecoming night.
“We appreciate all the support that we get from our fans, administration and our school,” said Lehman head coach Bruce Salmon. “It’s been a tough go, but I tell you, I can’t be more proud of the kids that stuck it out and that have continued to fight through it.”
Salmon said he knows it isn’t easy for the athletes to suffer another loss, but is grateful for those who are seeing the season through.
“We tell them we love them on the daily and they keep showing up with their heads high and a good attitude,” Salmon said.