After building the longest winning streak in the nation over the last 15 months, Lambert’s boys lacrosse team added another state championship to the trophy case. The unbeaten, No. 1-ranked Longhorns earned their 42nd consecutive victory and repeated as the Class AAAAA state champions on Saturday, defeating Pope 10-7 in a rematch of last year’s title game.
As Lambert parents with two boys in the lacrosse program we held our breath until the last minutes of this game. Pope (16-4-1) took a 1-0 lead less than two minutes into the game with Phillips responding with two quick scores for the longhorns (22-0). Pope cut the edge to 5-4 before Brady Wilson scored with 6:17 remaining in the second period, making the final goal of the first half.
“It’s a great way for these seniors to go out,” Lambert director of lacrosse Rich Wehman said. “These guys in their three years of playing here, have been 61-3, and we don’t play light competition.”
Let’s not forget while winning the state championship Lambert High School also excels in education. Lambert was recently recognized as having the highest public school graduation rate in the state with 97.50 of the senior class graduating.