Crawfordsville (2-6, 0-6 SAC) looked to send their seniors out with a win Friday evening as they played host to the Lebanon Tigers. However, it was their inability to finish plays defensively, and capitalize in Tiger territory, that ultimately led to their demise as Lebanon (5-3, 4-2 SAC) left with a 35-0 victory.

"Our seniors played hard. They stepped up, especially, Nick Corbin," said Coach Hammons. "He had to come in once Trent got hurt (with 3:17 left in Q3) and made some big plays. As a group, they kept playing hard and never gave up."

Lebanon got things rolling on their first drive. Starting at Crawfordsville's 40, Clayton Barber capped the 7-play drive with his first of three touchdowns. He finished the evening with 132-yards on 6 carries, a 22-yard per carry average.

He scored his second touchdown with 1:22 remaining in the first quarter. He took the handoff over the right side for a 38-yard score and 14-0 lead.

The Athenians best drive started at their own 20-yard with 1:22 left in the first quarter. 10-plays later they moved the ball to Lebanon's 35. However, a false start penalty, an incomplete pass, and two sacks totaling negative 18 yards, resulted in a punt.

Lebanon would add another score before halftime as Gage Pedigo, 124-yards on 16 carries, would score from 1 yard out for the 21-0 lead.

Crawfordsville totaled just 19 total yards in the first half. However, they lost 46 were from sacks to contribute to the net total.

"They're good up front on both sides of the ball. They did some stunts here and there, bringing some guys off the edge that confused us. Lebanon was prepared up front," Coach Hammons commented.

The Athenians Achilles heel, tackling, would hurt them on Lebanon's first drive of the second half. Faced with a fourth-and-one at the Crawfordsville 46, Pedigo took the hand-off and appeared to be wrapped up for a 1-yard loss. However, he broke a few tackles and scrambled 12 yards.

"We're wrapping up and we're there, we've just got to finish the play. Just like that fourth down, we were there. We had him wrapped up, but he got out of it, Hammons said."

Crawfordsville had their best drive of the game in the fourth quarter. Moving the ball from their own 24-yard line, they had it 1st and 10 at the Lebanon 26. However, two incomplete passes, and an 11-yard sack stalled the drive.

The Athenians finished the game with negative 11 yards rushing, negative 78 from sacks, and 86 passing. Tyler Gudell again led the Athenian rushing attack with 25 yards.

Crawfordsville completes their regular season as they travel to Tri-West on Friday at 7 p.m.