Lincoln County High School advanced to the NIAA 2A state football semifinals after Lake Mead forfeited its Nov. 2 league playoff matchup against the Lynx.
Lincoln and Lake Mead were the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds, respectively. No. 1 seed Needles also advanced via forfeit against No. 4 seed Calvary Chapel.
A fight between Lake Mead and Calvary, during their Oct. 25 game, resulted in a double forfeit of that game and a forfeit of their next league games, per NIAA rules.
The Lynx are in Lovelock on Nov. 10, facing the northern No. 1 seed Pershing County Mustangs, who defeated North Tahoe, 43-0, in their league playoff game on Nov. 2. Pershing is 9-1 overall, 8-0 in league play and are the two-time defending state champs. The Mustangs’ 2018 results look similar to Lincoln’s, holding several teams scoreless throughout the season while putting up big numbers offensively.
The Lynx will look to avenge last year’s state semifinals loss against the Mustangs, 37-20. In 2015, Lincoln knocked off Pershing, 48-30, in the Division III semifinals.
The game kicks off at 1 p.m. at Pershing County High School.
In the other semifinal game, Needles hosts Battle Mountain tomorrow, Nov. 10, at 1 p.m.