‘Jackets tame Tigers in OC matchup


Lebanon senior John Berry (28) carries the ball during a high school football game on Friday night at Waynesville High School.

Alex Boyer


After another second half comeback for the second straight week in a row, the Lebanon Yellowjackets defeated the Waynesville Tigers, 35-28 on Friday night at Tiger Stadium to improve to 2-0 on the young season.


LHS took a 35-21 lead late in the fourth quarter on senior running back John Berry’s fourth rushing touchdown of the night.


The Tigers responded quickly after quarterback Sheen Butler-Lawson found Jonathan Rae for a four-yard touchdown pass to pull the Tigers within seven points. On the ensuing onside kick, the ball bounced off a Lebanon’s defenders pads and WHS was able to recover with 3:00 remaining. 


After two fourth down conversions, the Tigers had the ball at the Lebanon four-yard line before a penalty moved the ball back to the 14-yard line. Lebanon junior Jaden Ivey, who had a big game on the defensive side of the ball for a second straight week, chased down Adams for a sack on first down to move the ball all the way back to the LHS 32-yard line.


“I thought Jayden Ivey was all over the football field,” Christian said. “He is always making plays and it seems like he is always all over the football field.”
The ‘Jackets would hold on to what was a big Ozark Conference victory over a Waynesville team who went 0-10 a season ago.



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