Last weekend Lincoln County High School headed down to Laughlin for a football game, but not much of a game, as the Lynx destroyed the Cougars 47-0.
Lincoln remains undefeated at 5-0 and 4-0 in league play.
Going into this game coach Rich Ottley fully expected the win. Laughlin currently has the most losses in the league.
Getting beat 47-0 isn’t what Laughlin hoped for, especially for a homecoming game.
“We got off to a rough start,” Ottley said. Lincoln made a few mistakes, but quickly got into a groove. The first touchdown of the game was a great pass from Cody Thornock to Derek Mathews. The offense was electric from there on out. A few minutes later, Thornock connected with Landon Smith. And everyone knows when Landon gets the ball, he’s likely going to get some yards. Not only did he get yards, he got a touchdown. Smith has scored seven touchdowns this season.
In the second quarter, Thornock threw his second touchdown pass of the night to Elijah Harr. Ottley decided to go for the two-point conversion, and Matt Harr ran the ball for an easy two points. Eight points all scored by the Harr boys. Lincoln was up 22-0.
With less than a minute left in the half, Thornock handed off to Smith, and the play resulted in another touchdown, giving the Lynx a 28-0 lead at halftime.
Lincoln continued its excellent defense, recording its third shutout this season. “Our defense played very well,” Ottley said.
The entire team had 23 tackles. Thornock led the team with six, showing his versatility as a two-way player. Matt Finlinson and Zac Florence each had a sack. The Smith brothers, Landon and Noah played very well defensively, each getting an interception.
The momentum continued in the second half. Within the first five minutes, Thornock scored on a run play. Nearing the end of the third quarter, freshmen Dean Ottley ran it in for another six points.
Alex Vincent capped the night off in the fourth quarter, rushing for a touchdown.
Aldo Tiberio, kicker for Lincoln, has been racking in the extra points and added a few more this game.
The Lynx have a non-league game at White Pine tonight at 7 p.m. The team hosts Needles next Friday, which is shaping up to be the biggest game so far this season.
Needles is also undefeated and has shut out teams in five straight games, including their first three league matchups: 62-0 at Laughlin, 42-0 versus Mountain View and 52-0 against Agassi Prep.