The Lincoln County High School football team remains perfect this year, as it crushed Mountain View 61-6. Senior Derek Mathews scored 18 points in the game.
Lincoln barely pulled off the win against Needles. After a hard game like that, the team needed some rest and Mountain View was the perfect opponent. Mountain View hasn’t won a game all season and showed up to the game with only 12 players. But later on in the game, two of their players got injured while Lincoln continued to play with 11.
Lincoln quickly proved they deserve the first place spot. In the first quarter, the Lynx showed no mercy, scoring 36 points. Mountain View did manage to get a touchdown in the quarter. Mathews had a 12-yard rushing touchdown and a 31-yard touchdown. Elijah Harr scored on a pass from Cody Thornock, and a little later his brother Matt Harr scored on a ten yard run. Mathews’ third touchdown was a 25-yard run.
Aldo Tiberio converted all four of his extra point attempts in the first quarter.
The Lynx offense was just unstoppable. They averaged 11.26 yards every play. Thornock went 2 out of 3 on passes.
The defense was just as good as the offense.They put a lot of pressure on Mountain View, so much that the Saints averaged -3.43 yards a play.
In the second quarter, Lincoln only scored once on Landon Smith’s 56-yard punt return. Tiberio kicked an extra point to make it 43-6 at halftime.
In the third quarter Mason Thornock scored a touchdown for the Lynx..
Alex Vincent scored the last touchdown of the game on a 10-yard run.
Lincoln ended their last league game well, finishing 8-0 overall and 6-0 in league play.
The team plays Lake Mead (4-5, 3-3) tonight at 6 p.m. in Panaca for the league playoffs. The winner moves on to the state semifinals on Nov. 12 against the winner of Pershing County and White Pine.
Earlier in the season the Lynx shut out Lake Mead for a 32-0 win.