Lyon County League rivals Lebo and Waverly squared off in the first contest of 2019. It was the first time Waverly has been coached by someone other than Mike Hevel in 26 years. Nick Fraenza is the Bulldog’s new coach, and he will start his career off 0-1 as Lebo came out victorious 46-14.
“It’s a huge win for our guys to get our season going” stated Lebo’s Head Coach Brian Hadley.
With a halftime score of 16-0, the game was still up for grabs. Lebo would explode for 30 more points in the second half.
“Our defense was playing so well in the first half, we were pretty reserved in our play calling. After halftime, we were able to wear them down and opened up our offense,” added Hadley.
The Wolves offense attack amassed 336 yards in the victory, led by Devan McEwan. McEwan would finish the night with 107 yards passing, and 122 yards on the ground. Kyle Reese added 60 yards rushing, and Andrew Bailey added another 45 yards on the rushing attack.
Waverly was unable to get much going offensively, being held for 181 yards.
The victory for Lebo was it’s first over Waverly since 2016, and only the second since 2012.
The Wolves will take their 1-0 record into next week against the MDCV Trojans, while Waverly will go on the road to play Madison.