Kristina Lloyd
Senior Noah Smith carries the ball during Lincoln’s 55-14 home win against Calvary.

The seniors went out strong in their final home game of the regular season.

Lincoln County High football earned another lopsided win, 55-14, over the Calvary Chapel Lions.

Senior Noah Smith with recorded 90 yards and four touchdowns. Junior Mason Thornock had 94 yards and one touchdown, and sophomore Cody Ziles had 73 yards.

Thornock led the defense with four tackles. Junior Dean Ottley had three, and Smith and senior Kamdon Lewis both had two.

“The game went well,” Wadsworth said. “We had a solid game plan and were able to execute it.”

The Lynx defense came out strong and caused the Lions to punt the ball on their first possession. However, a few plays later, Calvary got an interception and ran it in for a touchdown.

But Smith answered right back, returning the kickoff for a touchdown for the Lynx. Then the Lynx recovered the ensuing kickoff and Lewis ran for a touchdown, giving Lincoln the lead.

After the defense forced a punt, Smith got the ball once again and ran it in for another touchdown. The Lions did everything they could to push past, but the Lynx defense was too tough. In possession of the ball once more, the Lynx kept kept their rushing attack going, and Thornock ran for a touchdown.

Sophomore Matt Hafen got a touchdown in the beginning of the second quarter, pulling the Lynx further ahead.

Later Smith scored Lincoln’s sixth touchdown of the night. The teams traded possessions a while until Smith scored another touchdown, ending the second quarter.

With a running clock in the third quarter, there was good defense on both sides and the teams were held scoreless.

The JV came in at the fourth and kept up the momentum. Sophomore Jordan Free got the ball and ran it in, scoring the Lynx’s last touchdown.

Fighting hard, the Lions managed to get a touchdown pass in the last minute of the game, bringing it to an end.

Wadsworth said that the team is working well together and focusing on the team first, rather than themselves.

Lincoln County is 8-0 overall and 3-0 in the 2A Southern League. The final regular season game will be Thursday, Oct. 24, in Needles against the second place Mustangs (7-2, 2-1). The teams met earlier in the season, with Lincoln winning at home, 35-14.

Needles was Lincoln’s toughest matchup this year, and Wadsworth is expecting an even bigger challenge for the away game.

“Definitely a different environment,” he said. “They get a lot of people out. It’s tough to play down there.”

However, after beating the Mustangs by three touchdowns at home, Wadsworth added, “I think we’re in their heads a little bit. They’re going to be ready, they’re going to be geared up. So hopefully we are too.”

Varsity will be playing at 7 p.m.