CORYDON — Lenox had issues defensively to start Friday’s game at Wayne and did not recover in time in a 26-16 loss that dropped the Tigers to 1-3 and 0-1 in 8-man District 6.
The Tigers did not find the success on the ground that they usually do, running for 217 yards and it wasn’t enough to overcome the early deficit.
“It was a tale of two halves. If you were at the game, you know exactly what I’m talking about,” Lenox coach Matt Malausky said. “We need to find a way to stop or at least limit big plays from the opposing offense, especially early in the game. We need to get back to the fundamentals of pursuit on defense, and not over playing misdirection on running plays. Offensively, we need to quit shooting ourselves in the foot when we get into the red zone and we also need to work on keeping the momentum we have and not have negative plays that kill our drives.”
Colton Gordon and Aaron Schmitz’s rushing totals of 58 and 57 yards led the Tigers. Schmitz and Carter Still scored the lone touchdowns for Lenox in the loss.
Defensively, Schmitz’s 10.5 tackles led the Tigers. Kyler Christensen and Still both registered 8.5 tackles. Brenden Christensen recorded 7.5 tackles and two solo sacks.
Derek Venteicher recovered a fumble and Drew Venteicher intercepted a pass.