The Lincoln County High School football team went up north to play White Pine last Friday, coming away with a 48-21 win. ?
The game didn’t affect the league standings because the Bobcats moved to the northern league, but it still was a sweet victory for Lincoln.
The Lynx only lost two games last year and White Pine was one of them. Coach Rich Ottley and his group didn?t want a repeat of that.
Ottley said the team got off to a slow start offensively. ?They didn’t score as much as they would have liked, but the defense was great,? he added. ?
The defense was so strong, in fact, that White Pine didn?t earn a first down the entire first half. Eventually, the offense found a rhythm as well, and Lincoln was up 31-0 at halftime.
Ottley said senior Cody Thornock performed well in the game. ?He was able to scramble well and really worked on his passing.?
Ottley added that junior Landon Smith had a great night, rushing for two touchdowns and also getting one through the air.
With the game in control, Ottley gave the junior varsity a chance in the second half.
Only two other teams in the league have a JV. Ottley said, ?We?ve got to work on our fundamentals. This was a great way to give them some playing experience.?
White Pine was able to score a few times, but the JV group was able to get in the end zone as well, keeping the game out of reach for the Bobcats.
Lincoln?s perfect 6-0 record (4-0 in league play) is on the line tonight for a Homecoming showdown with undefeated Needles (7-0, 4-0). Kickoff is at 7 p.m. The game will likely determine who gets the top playoff seed.
The final regular season game is Thursday in Panaca against last place Mountain View (0-5, 0-4). ?