Lyons-Decatur Northeast Football loses at Bancroft-Rosalie

Lyons-Decatur Northeast Football loses at Bancroft-Rosalie
September 23rd, 2022 | Jeff Axtell

The Lyons-Decatur Northeast Football Team fell 62-28 at rival Bancroft-Rosalie Friday night.

The game was tied at 14 all after the 1st quarter before the Panthers exploded in the 2nd quarter, outscoring the Cougars 28-6 in the period to take a 42-20 lead into the locker room.

Bancroft-Rosalie added to their lead in the 3rd quarter, blanking LDNE 13-0 to go up 55-20.

The Cougars won the 4th quarter 8-7.

Lyons-Decatur Northeast gave up 386 yards of total offense, including 292 on the ground.

Tough loss for the Cougars to the rival Panthers.

Lyons-Decatur Northeast (0-4) hosts Stanton (4-0) Friday night.

The Mustangs blew out GACC 60-14 at home last week.

This is a tough matchup on paper for the Cougars.

Stanton looks poised to go undefeated in the regular season and win the District.

Lyons-Decatur Northeast would love nothing more than to disrupt things for the Mustangs though.

The Cougars may not win, but if they can do something to affect Stanton’s play like score a bunch of points or have an unheralded hero emerge it could have a negative effect and impact on the Mustangs.

Just something Lyons-Decatur Northeast can do that other teams can exploit later on.

The Cougars have to try and find some sort of weakness in Stanton’s team although there may not be one and that might be rather difficult.

But my point is LDNE has to do something out of the ordinary since this isn’t really an ordinary game.

You have two programs who were once 11-man or well in the Cougars’ case part of 11-man, and are now in the 8-man ranks.

Wisner-Pilger is in the same boat and you see these 11-man programs dropping down to 8-man more and more.

Makes it difficult for those traditional 8-man teams really such as Lyons-Decatur Northeast, but that’s why the Cougars have to try and get an edge and make something happen any way that they can.

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