Courtesy photo Lincoln Senior Will Culverwell beats a Lake Mead defender on his way for a touchdown. The Lynx defeated Lake Mead 48-14 and improve to 6-1 on the season and 4-1 in league play. The team travels to take on first place Needles tonight.

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Lincoln Senior Will Culverwell beats a Lake Mead defender on his way for a touchdown. The Lynx defeated Lake Mead 48-14 and improve to 6-1 on the season and 4-1 in league play. The team travels to take on first place Needles tonight.

The Lincoln County High School football team had little trouble with Lake Mead, even without key players like McClain O’Connor and Mike Wood.

“The other kids really stepped up and did a good job,” said coach Rich Ottley. His team got off to a bit of a slow start, but then picked up momentum on their way to a 48-14 road win.

“Once we got off the bus and got playing, then they played real well,” Ottley said.

With the game well in hand, the Lynx gave the junior varsity players a lot of playing time. The second unit didn’t disappoint, even scoring another touchdown.

With the win, Lincoln improves to 6-1 on the season and is tied for third with White Pine in the Division III Southern League at 4-1. The Lynx have a chance to move up in the standings with tonight’s matchup at first place Needles (6-0, 5-0 league). Agassi Prep (5-1, 5-1) is second in the league and visits The Meadows (3-4, 2-3) tonight.

With only a few regular season games remaining, Ottley is happy with how the team is improving.

“I’m real proud of the resolve they’ve shown and their hard work at getting better every week, it’s really paying off.”