In Friday’s league game, the Lincoln County Lynx team smashed the host Laughlin Cougars by a final score of 66-20.
Lincoln coach Rich Ottley said, “Our offense was really good, but our defense got off to a little bit of a slow start in that Laughlin was able to score three times in the first half.”
Because of Lincoln’s offensive output, as they scored on four touchdowns on five plays, the halftime score was 44-20. McClain O’Connor connected on two long touchdown passes to tight end Jordan Harrington, and one to Mike Wood and Preston Robbins.
O’Connor was 5-for-6 passing for 202 yards, four touchdowns and one rushing TD also.
Robbins had 212 yards on six carries, a huge 35.3 average. Ottley said it was Robbins biggest production of the season. He has 402 yards on 45 carries and two touchdowns.
“In the second half, the defense woke up and we held them scoreless,” Ottley said. “We had been missing a couple of keys. The linebackers weren’t reading their keys, and after we got everybody settled in, to reading the right keys, then they didn’t move the ball. And we were pretty good on offense, I think we only ran 21 plays the whole game, and three of those were taking a knee just to run out the clock.”
The Lynx (3-3, 2-2) will now prepare for their homecoming game against Calvary Chapel Christian in Panaca tonight. The Lions come into the Division III Southern game with a 0-5 record.
“Calvary’s offense is not moving the ball real good,” Ottley said in preparation for the upcoming game, “but they do have a pretty good defensive middle linebacker in James Gentile (6-0, 221). Defensively, they are pretty solid, but don’t move the ball very well on the offensive side.”
Unfortunately, Calvary has only scored six points all season and been shutout in the last four in a row.
The Lions are 1-5 against the Lynx since 2008. Their only win was 20-19 in 2009.
In reaching .500 for the season, Lincoln kept pace with White Pine (3-3, 2-2) for one of the playoff spots. Last week, White Pine edged Calvary Chapel 6-0.
Lincoln has being going through all the homecoming activities this week that will culminate with the Homecoming dance Saturday night.