Falls to Lebanon on Tuesday, 22-18.

The Rolla Junior High School freshman football team dropped its season-opener to Lebanon 22-18 on Tuesday.

Rolla led 6-0 after one period on an 84-yard TD run by Selasseie Isable and took a 12-8 halftime edge on a TD pass from Jacob Cunningham to Hunter House. The conversion failed on both Bullpup scores.

Lebanon grabbed the lead for good with two touchdowns in the third period.

Rolla's final TD came in the fourth period on a 43-yard run by Xavier Douglas.

The Rolla freshmen play again on Monday, Sept. 9, hosting Springfield Kickapoo at 5:30 p.m. at Lions Memorial Field.