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Following a concerning early season injury, it’s nice to see Cody Kissinger back playing football. The Lebanon High football team is certainly glad to have him back as well.

On Friday night, Kissinger showed exactly why he was able to edge senior Justin Martin in a heated battle for the Cedars’ starting quarterback position, during preseason camp.

Against Lancaster Catholic at Alumni Stadium, the Cedars’ sophomore signal-caller was absolutely on fire. Despite falling to the Crusaders 49-34, Kissinger threw for an eye-popping 385 yards.

Working within the confines of the Cedars’ Air Raid attack, Kissinger completed 22 of 38 pass attempts, for two touchdowns and two interceptions. It was a career night for the emerging quarterback.

Kissinger’s first touchdown toss covered 38 yards to Luke Eisenhour and pulled Lebanon High to within 14-7 late in the opening period. His second scoring strike went for 27 yards to flashy Nick  Negron and moved the Cedars to within 21-14 of Lancaster Catholic, 42 seconds into the second quarter.

Eisenhour and Negron were just two of the five Cedar teammates targeted by Kissinger. Negron caught seven balls from Kissinger, Eisenhour pulled in five, Omel Francois hauled in four, Xavier Baez had three and Malik Hunter one.

Now that’s spreading the wealth.

 – Jeff Falk


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