Preston set the tone early Friday night in a key district football game against Lansing Kee.
In fact, the Trojans (6-1, 4-0 district) did it on the first play from scrimmage. Jason Feddersen took a handoff and ran for a 62-yard touchdown, putting Preston ahead 6-0 just 17 seconds into the game.
“That was nice,” Preston coach Kevin Behr said with a laugh. “We lined up in a tight formation and the line opened up a big hole. Our fullback did a good job of scraping the linebacker. It’s nice to have speed at the running back position. It was a good team play.”
From there, Preston went on to beat Kee 40-12, which was the first district loss for Kee (5-2, 4-1).
Feddersen, playing running back, ran 22 times for 230 yards and four touchdown. Blake Tebbe took over at quarterback for the game and threw two touchdown passes of 40 or more yards.
“We wanted to try a different look tonight,” Behr said. “Blake played quarterback as a freshman and sophomore. The two or them are pretty interchangeable back there. I thought Blake did a pretty nice job.”
Kee’s offense had been averaging more than 44 points a game, but Preston held it to its lowest output of the season.
“It was a great team effort by our defense,” Behr said. “We really worked all week on defense. I thought we had a good gameplan and the kids executed it.”
Next up for the Trojans is Midland (7-1, 3-1) which beat Central City 54-13 on Friday.
“This week we were focused on Kee and the kids did a heck of a job,” Behr said. “Next week, we’ve got a tough game with Midland. We’ve got to start getting ready for them.”