Those moments of victory never cease to leave that feeling of hard-earned accomplishment. So it goes for the Lincoln County High School football team.
The Lynx easily won their first game of the season, knocking off Mountain View 29-0 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Quarterback and reigning offensive player of the year McClain O’Connor completed 12 of 20 passes for 119 yards and also had 53 yards rushing on 10 carries. All cards were in Lincoln’s hands as Mountain View fumbled their beginning possession, and O’Connor connected with Cody Thornock for a 5-yard touchdown pass with just over 10 minutes on the clock in the first quarter.
Mountain View continued to struggle against the Lynx defense, which recovered three more fumbles and intercepted a pass in the shut out. The Lynx defense forced a safety near the end of the first quarter, when a snap soared right over Mountain View’s quarterback, giving Lincoln an 8-0 lead.
O’Connor scored on a 9-yard run midway through the second quarter, putting the score at 15-0 heading to halftime. In the third, Mike Wood caught a 13-yard touchdown pass from O’Connor, and Derek Mathews ran in a two-point conversion, and in the fourth, O’Connor threw an 8-yard pass to Zach Florence for a touchdown for the final score of the game.
Maxpreps.com currently ranks the Lynx 54th in the state. The team is set to face White Pine tonight at 7 p.m. for their first home game of the year.