In their previous meeting, Lebanon made a narrow escape with a 35 - 32 win over Crescent Valley. Lebanon wasn't quite so lucky with the tight margin this time around. Lebanon and Crescent Valley were almost perfectly matched up, but Lebanon suffered an agonizing 25 - 24 defeat. The outcome was a definite jolt of excitement for Lebanon after its previous game, where the margin was anything but close.
Lebanon got off to a sluggish start, posting six total points in the first half. That put it down 17 - 6. Even after 18 points in the second half, the team couldn't make up the lost ground.
Crescent Valley can chalk up much of its success to the efforts of junior Cam Sanders, who ran for 107 yards and also punched in two touchdowns. Tariq Harris was an active contributor as well and provided 116 receiving yards.
Crescent Valley kept its perfect season alive and rose to 3-0. The defeat dropped Lebanon's record to 2-1.
Both Crescent Valley and Lebanon will be guarding their home fields in their upcoming games. Crescent Valley will face off against Corvallis Friday at 7:00 PM. Crescent Valley has the odds in its favor, so it won't want to drop the ball. Meanwhile, Lebanon will battle it out against Silverton on Friday at 7:00 PM.
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