The Lincoln County Junior Varsity football Red Devils beat Harlem 41-13 on Thursday for their second win of the year against no defeats.
The JV starting defense once again set the tone for the day. The starting defense kept the Harlem offense on their side of the 50-yard line for most of the day while forcing the Bulldogs to punt several times.
On offense, running back Alex Ellis started the day off with a toss sweep that led to the first of 6 Red Devil offensive touchdowns. Vance Tarver's PAT kick gave the Devils a 7-0 lead. Quarterback Bo Reed tossed a TD pass to wide receiver Wilkes Goolsby for the second score of the day. Tarver again added the extra point. The LC defense forced a Harlem fumble, leading to running back A. G. Middlebrooks scoring on a sweep play. Tarver booted the PAT to close out the first quarter scoring at 21-0.
The second quarter saw the LC defense substitute many players. Harlem's offense took advantage and scored a TD before half to make it 21-7 at half. The Junior Devil starting defense played great in the first half and pretty much shut Harlem down. Many second string players were able to play many downs against Harlem's starting offense and defense.
Harlem came out in the second half fired up and drove the ball down the field and scored again to make the score 21-13 after a missed PAT.
The LC offense moved downfield after a good run by Dechane Willis. Jamereon Green scored on a fullback dive to increase LC's lead, 28-13 after the PAT by Tarver. LC's defense really tightend up. After a blocked punt by Jamereon Green, the offense scored again on a pass from Reed to Goolsby to make the score 35-13 going into the fourth quarter. The end of the 3rd quarter and all of the 4th saw the second string players empty the bench and onto the field as everyone on the team got to play in the game. The final score of the game came late in the 4th when A.G. Middlebrooks broke free of 3 different Harlem defenders to score his second TD of the day. After a missed PAT, the fianl was 41-13.
"Our starting defense was tested for a while in the 2nd and 3rd quarters; I believe it will make us better down the road. Our first offense was 'clicking' today and it was good to see the second string score and the second string defense play hard," commend Junior Devil head coach Kevin Blizzard.
Lincoln County's JV travels to TigerTown this Thursday at 5:00 to take on the W-W Tiger Kittens.