The Lincolnton Wildcats fought off a resilient West Lincoln Chiefs team to win 34-18 on Wednesday.
The Wildcats once again were led by running back Jonathan Ingram who has more than filled C.J. Wilsonâ€™s shoes.
Ingram rushed for 210 yards against the Chiefs bringing his season total to over 1,000 yards. Ingram had 50 plus jaunts to go along with a 12-yarder making his season total 14.
Wildcatsâ€™ quarterback Tripp Crisson ran in a touchdown and connected with Jimmy Angle for a 25-yard score. Ingram and Caleb Lail had two-point conversions.
Josh Friday, Tevin Avery, Chris Melton, Daniel Eaker, Marcial Cordero, Jordan Abee and Michael Dellinger were cited by Lincolntonâ€™s head coach Mike Devine for solid blocking.
Defensively, Ingram intecepted a pass. Rashad Thompson also had an interception.
Devine gave credit to the Chiefs who competed the whole way through.
â€œBoth teams played extremely hard. West is one of those never-say-die teams. They never quit playing and are a well-coached group. We had to play well offensively, to win the game,â€ he said.
The Wildcats improve to 5-1 on the season with a 4-0 Tri-County Conference mark. The Chiefs remain winless.
by John Mark Brooks