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).