West Lincoln defeated Bunker Hill 28-20 in a thrilling double overtime game.
Special teams was the key unit taking the spotlight recovering two onside kicks in the ball game. The first onsider they recovered began the second half. With eight minutes remaining they recovered the second one.
Jake Watts scored with slightly over five minutes left to send it into overtime. This time it was the defense that stepped up. Peydon Houser and Kevin Martin both recorded interceptions in the overtime sessions. Martinâ€™s clinched the victory for West Lincoln.
Houser, Logan Scronce, Watts and Tyler Carpenter were responsible for the Rebelsâ€™ touchdowns. Tyler Carpenter and Scronce both had solid nights running the ball.
West Lincolnâ€™s offense got a big spark from Eric Armstrong their tight end.
Head coach Gene Scrone felt on defense that it all started upfront.
â€œWe had a strong game upfront from our front four. When they started throwing the ball they werenâ€™t very strong,â€ he said.
â€œWe didnâ€™t give up when we were down 20-6 at the half. The coaching staff is very proud of all our kids,â€ Scronce said.
The Rebelsâ€™ record is 2-2 and will host Newton-Conover next week.
The Lincolnton JV Wolves jumped out to an early 8-0 lead and never looked back Thursday night against the Chase Trojans.
T.J. Thompson scored on a 20-yard reverse for a touchdown. C.J. Wilson on a sweep made it 8-0. In the second quarter, Tavares Jefferies connected on a 30-yard pass to Demory Brewer but the conversion failed. At halftime the score was 14-0 Lincolnton.
In the third quarter, Marcus Williams scored on a 14-yard run. Chase scored to make it 20-6.
In the fourth quarter, Jefferies to Thompson for 52-yards extended the lead to 26-6. Chase scored on a 20-yard pass to make it 26-12.
Jamel Reeves had an interception. Drew Mullen and Octavious Reid played well according to coach Ledford Gibson.
The Wolves improve to 4-1 on the season with a 2-0 Midwest 2A Conference mark.
Head coach Fred Dalrymple was proud of his kidsâ€™ effort.
â€œI think we played an overall good game. We keep getting better every week.â€
North and East
North Lincoln beat Bessemer City 22-18. The Knightsâ€™ record 2-3.
East Lincoln was defeated by Forestview 28-18.
by John Mark Brooks