Friday, November 12, 1999

Lebanon, Kings meet again tonight


Division II semifinal game is a rematch

BY DAVE SCHUTTE
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        The sequel should be better than the first game, when Kings held on for a 14-7 victory over Lebanon's defending state Division II champions in Week 3.

        “I'd say we're a little older and much healthier than the last time,” Kings football coach Andy Olds said.

        “It will take a great effort to win. But we don't have to play the game of our lives.”

        Tonight at Fairfield Stadium, Kings meets defending Division II state champion Lebanon in the regional semifinals before an anticipated sell-out crowd of 7,000.

        Lebanon coach Dave Brausch, who conceded the Warriors haven't played every game with intensity, is confident the team is now playing its best football.

        “I think our kids have been waiting for the playoffs forever,” Brausch said.

        In another Division II game, undefeated Edgewood plays Chillicothe at Cox Field in Xenia.

        In Division III, New Richmond travels to Portsmouth for a regional semifinal game against Gallia Academy.

        Kickoff for tonight's games is 7:30 p.m.

       



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