The JV Wolves ended the season with a 24-18 overtime victory over the East Rutherford Cavaliers. The game started on a bad note for Lincolnton.
The Wolves fumbled on the 15-yard line on the second possession and East Rutherford capitalized with a one-yard touchdown run by Eric Brown on fourth down.
Brown scored again to put the Cavs up 12-0. With a minute to go in the half, Jamel Reeves returned a kickoff 70-yards to put the Wolves on the scoreboard and send both teams into the locker room.
In the third quarter, a botched punting attempt gave East Rutherford the ball on Lincolntonâ€™s 40-yard line. Two plays later the Cavs took advantage of the field position and scored on a 30-yard pass to push the lead to 18-6.
After completions to Demory Brewer, Reeves and T.J. Thompson, quarterback Mardriekus Mayfield scored on a 10-yard run to cut the margin to 18-12 with a little over seven minutes to play
With two minutes left, defensive lineman Justin Farley recovered an East Rutherford fumble on the Cavsâ€™ own 20-yard line. Mayfield hit Marcus Williams on a 20-yard screen that went for a touchdown to tie the game sending it into overtime.
In the overtime session, on the second play Phil Robinson scored on a 10-yard lead play to put the Wolves ahead for the first time in the game. On fourth down, Curtis McGill intercepted the ball to seal the victory.
The Wolvesâ€™ final season record is 8-2.
â€œIt was just a tenacious fourth quarter effort being behind with just seven minutes to go. I couldnâ€™t think of a better way to end the season,â€ head coach Fred Dalrymple said.
â€œThatâ€™s something good for them for the future because they know they can come back and win,â€ he added.
The West Lincoln JV Rebels finished their season last night with a 34-12 victory over the Chase Trojans.
The Rebels got on the scoreboard first as Tyler Carpenter ran in a touchdown and Payden Houser had the conversion.
Jake Watts also scored in the first quarter allowing the Rebels to take a 14-0 lead. The offensive line continued to impose their will on the Trojans allowing Carpenter and Logan Scronce to score before halftime.
West Lincoln was up 27-6 at the half.
The lone score by the Rebels in the second stanza was a 10-yard touchdown run by Kevin Martin. Aaron Scott kicked the extra point.
Scronce led West Lincoln in rushing with 115 yards.
Tony Hester and Matt Martin led the Rebelsâ€™ defense that head coach Gene Scronce called â€˜outstanding.â€™
The defense recovered two fumbles and had many tackles for a loss.
The Rebels conclude their season at 4-5.
by John Mark Brooks