At Rancho High in Las Vegas, senior Kobe Williams rushed for 175 yards and scored four touchdowns to lead the Agassi Prep Stars to a 35-0 win over Lincoln County in the first league game for both teams.
Agassi (2-1, 1-0 Division III Southern) drove 61 yards on eight plays, capped by a 7-yard run by Williams to take a 7-9 first-quarter lead.
Late in the second quarter, quarterback Kameron Burrell connected with Williams on a 51-yard touchdown pass to give the Stars a 14-0 advantage. Lincoln County (1-2, 0-1) then drove to the Agassi Prep 1-yard line just before halftime but was unable to score. “We should have scored then, but we came one yard short and time ran out before we could get another play off,“ said Lincoln coach Rich Ottley.
The Stars defense held the Lynx to 26 rushing yards during the first half. “We just didn’t play our best ball and Agassi is really big, fast and athletic team.”
Agassi returned a lot of the team from last year that finished third in the league, and Williams was a first team all league running back selection and second team defensive selection.
Agassi broke open the game during the third quarter when Williams, the Division III state 200-meter champion, scored twice on runs of 11 and 36 yards. Stephan Lauschaul, who rushed for 104 yards, finished the scoring for Agassi Prep with a 70-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter.
Lincoln was more successful moving the ball in the fourth quarter behind leading rusher Preston Robbins, who finished with 75 yards. “He had some good caries,” Ottley said. “Both he and O’Connor had good games on both sides of the ball.
The Lynx scored their lone touchdown on a 14-yard run by Will Culverwell, and quarterback McClain O’Connor ran in the 2-point conversion.
Robbins has 372 yards on the season with 34 carries to be the team leader.
Injured running back Chris Florence was to have an MRI on his knee this week, Ottley said, “then we’ll find out.”
This week the Lynx are on the road, at White Pine in Ely, “a game we should win,” Ottley said, “but we know that they have good size on their offensive line. However, I don’t think they have the speed to really match up with us.