The Lincolnton Middle School Wildcats are now 2-0 on the season after beating Kings Mountain 20-8 on Wednesday.
Jonathan Ingram took the opening snap of the game and ran 60 yards for a touchdown. Tripper Crisson scored the two-point conversion to make the score 8-0.
Ingram scored his second touchdown of the game in the late in the first quarter on an 8-yard run.
In the second quarter, the Wildcats scored again. This time the score came on defense when Jimmy Angle scooped up a fumble and ran it 50 yards for a score to make it 20-0.
Reserve players played most of the fourth quarter for the Wildcats. Kings Mountain scored late to make the final 20-8.
For the second consecutive week. Ingram rushed for over 100 yards.
Helping Ingram get his yards were Chris Melton, Michael Dellinger, Marcial Cordero, Jordan Abee and Daniel Eaker who were cited by head coach Mike Devine for solid blocking.
On defense, Ingram recorded 15 tackles, Melton recovered a fumble and Angle was the second leading tackler.
Caleb Lail, Dreâ€™ Anderson and Jordan Wright were also mentioned for having strong games on defense.
Devine was pleased with the Wildcatsâ€™ play.
â€œOur kids played extremely hard and showed a lot of heart. It feels great to be 2-0, but we have to keep working hard. We have some very difficult teams ahead,â€ he said.
One of those difficult teams could be Crest who comes calling next week for the Wildcats.
by John Mark Brooks