Morgan Stackhouse
Sophomore Cody Zile pitches to sophomore Jordan Free during Lincoln County High School’s game against Mountain View, Oct. 12

The Lincoln County High football team overpowered the Mountain View Saints in Panaca on Oct. 12, 52-0.

It’s the second straight game where the Lynx defense has held the opponent scoreless, while scoring over 50 points each game.

According to Coach Raymond Wadsworth, “It’s been a goal of ours all year to not give up any points.” He added that the starting defense has only given up two touchdowns all year.

Sophomore Kobe Kelley led the defensive dominance with five tackles. Seniors Kamdon Lewis, Kobe Walker, Mitchell Rippetoe, and junior Dean Ottley each had three.

Senior Noah Smith recorded 134 yards on offense and a touchdown. Sophomore Cody Zile had 106 yards with two touchdowns, and Lewis had 50 yards and two touchdowns.

The Lynx defense came out strong in the first quarter, holding the Saints back and getting a two-point safety. Then Zile made a touchdown pass to Lewis. The defense held again and Smith rushed for the next touchdown. After another stop, Lewis ran in the third touchdown of the quarter.

Zile started off the second quarter by running the ball in for a touchdown and did it again later in the period. After more defensive dominance, sophomore Matt Hafen scored the Lynx’s sixth touchdown of the night.

In the third quarter, junior Dylan Robinson picked off a Mountain View pass. Close to the endzone, the ball was pitched to sophomore Hagen Boyce and he ran it in for a touchdown. Then Kelley got an interception to end the third quarter.

In the fourth, Hafen kicked a field goal through the uprights. Later in the game, sophomore Jordan Free intercepted a pass, capping off a dominant performance on both ends of the field.

The Lynx are 7-0 overall and 3-0 in the 2A Southern League with a home game Oct. 19 against Calvary Chapel.

Wadsworth said Calvary has a couple good athletes that were in the right places at the right time.

“We definitely got to get up for it,” he said.