LAWRENCE — Two high-powered offenses entered Thursday night's Class D-2, District 6 showdown, but it was a big defensive stand that proved crucial.
The Lawrence-Nelson Raiders held off the No. 4-ranked Amherst Broncos 22-14 in Lawrence. With the win, the Raiders finish off their regular season 6-2 and at the top of the standings in District 6 at 4-1.
Amherst entered the contest averaging nearly 50 points per game while Lawrence-Nelson entered with a respectable 43 points per game.
"We knew we were going have to play really good defense — Amherst came in averaging 49 points per game," Raiders head coach Brian Blevins said.