Lawrence-Nelson upsets Amherst

Lawrence-Nelson's Josh Himmelberg makes a catch as he is
defended by Amherst's Cale Preble Thursday night in Lawrence.

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.


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