The Lincolnton Wildcats continue their winning ways beating Burns 34-6 on Wednesday.
The Wildcats led 22-0 at the half behind the strong rushing of Jonathan Ingram who rushed for over 100 yards for the fifth consecutive game.
Ingram had two touchdowns against Burns as well as two two-point conversions. He now has over 800 yards rushing on the season. One of his touchdowns came on a 30-yard pass from Tripp Crisson.
Crisson was 3-for-5 passing for 85 yards and two touchdowns. Jimmy Angle was the recepient of one of Crissonâ€™s passes that went for a 35-yard touchdown.
Michael Dellinger, Marciel Cordero, Daniel Eaker and Josh Friday were cited by head coach Mike Devine for solid blocking.
On defense, Jordan Wright returned a fumble 45 yards for a score. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Teammate Chris Melton scored on a 50-yard fumble return.
Other defensive standouts were Ingram, Tevin Avery, Jordan Abee, Stuart Cochrane, Trae Smith and Angle.
Devine was extremely happy for his team, especially Ingram who is the Wildcatsâ€™ leader.
â€œJonathanâ€™s an incredible football player and an exceptional young man. He plays as hard as any player weâ€™ve ever coached,â€ he said.
Assistant coach Steven Smith believes the overall play of the team is improving as the season progresses.
â€œOur defense has really been playing better lately and we are starting to block some people. We have to keep working hard and I think we will. This team has a lot of heart,â€ he said.
The Wildcats improve their record to 4-1 on the year and up their Tri-County conference record to 3-0.
by John Mark Brooks