Lincoln County High School’s Falcons went down in a high scoring shoot-out at home to Shelbyville 66-44.
Combined, 15 touchdowns would be scored during the game (7 coming in the second quarter) accounting for 120 points with 1,059 total yards of offense.
Defensive stops came from turnovers. The only punt of the night was by the Falcons following a penalty in the second quarter.
“I’m excited about our football team,” Coach Kevin Rose said. “You score 44 points against a good athletic, well-coached team that’s going to make the playoffs, we should have scored again.”
“We’ve got to tackle better and get some stops,” he added. “Some of that is our guys not doing what they need but Shelbyville has a good football team and they are talented. Their quarterback is a tremendous athlete.”
“When they stole a possession on that on-side-kick they took some momentum. We’ve got to do a better job of coming to get the football.”
“I’m happy with the progress of our offense,” he continued. “I didn’t think we’d be this far along at this time when the season started.”
“We’re going back to work Monday and Tuesday then we’ll give them a couple of days off for Spring break. We’ve got BGA here the following week, we’ll keep working to get better.”
The Eagles were first to put points on the board followed by a good two-point conversion. With 7:44 in the first, the Falcons trailed 8-0.
LCHS knotted it at 8-8 at the 4:34 mark on an 8-yard pass from Parker Webb to Miles Smith. Webb was good on the two-point conversion.
Shelbyville answered with 3:14 in the first again with a good two-point conversion taking the lead 16-8.
At the 11:54 mark in the second, the Falcons scored on a 10-yard pass from Webb to Smith. The two-point conversion was no good. LCHS trailed 16-14.
With 10:58 on the clock, the Falcons took the lead 22-16 on a 46-yard pass from Webb to Smith. Webb connected with TD Tucker on the two-point conversion.
It took the Eagles thirty-three seconds to answer from 36-yards out. The PAT was good and LCHS trailed 23-22.
At the 7:02 mark, the Falcons regained the lead 30-23 on a 12-yard pass from Webb to Kenny Squires. Webb connected with Smith on the two-point conversion.
From that point, the Eagles cranked out four scores on a 15 yards rushing, 37-yard rush, and 3 yard, and 32 yard passes. The Falcons trailed 45-30 at the break.
The scoring frenzy slowed in the third quarter. Shelbyville scored on a 10-yard rush and the Eagles were up 52-30 headed to the fourth.
LCHS was first to score in the fourth when Ben Davis pushed it in from the 1-yard line at the 10:38 mark. Webb connected with Smith on the two-point conversion and the Falcons trailed 52-38.
Shelbyville scored with 6:17 on the clock on a 6-yard run followed with a good PAT.
Lincoln County’s final score came with 5:05 remaining on a 28 yard run by Webb.
Shelbyville’s final score came on a 62 yard rush with 4:48 remaining in the game.
The Falcons are open next week, they return to action hosting Battle Ground Academy Oct. 15th with kick-off at 7 pm
Scoring by Quarters: LCHS, 08, 22, 00, 14 (final, 44); Eagles, 16, 29, 07, 14 (final, 66).
Offense: LCHS, 207 on the ground, 224 in the air for 431 total yards; Eagles, 511 on the ground, 117 in the air, 628 total yards.
Rushing: LCHS, Parker Webb 18 carries for 135 yards and 1 TD; Ben Davis, 20 carries for 72 yards, 1 fumble, and 1 TD.
Passing: LCHS, Parker Webb completed 16 of 22 attempts for 224 yards, 4 TD’s, and 2 interceptions.
Receiving: Miles Smith, 6 catches for 147 yards and 3 TD’s; Kenny Squires, 7 catches for 66 yards, 1 TD; Ben Davis, 1 catch for 9 yards; Joseph spears 1 catch for 1 yard; Tony King, 1 catch for 1 yard.
First Downs: LCHS, 24; Eagles, 30.
Tackles: LCHS, TD Tucker, 6.5; Jaxxon Badgett, 6.5, 1 forced fumble; Seth Phillips, 4.5 tackles, 1 fumble recovery; Chace Treola, 2.5; Brady Wiseman, 2; Miles Smith, 1.5; Kade McCoy, 1.5; Jay Beddingfield, 1.5; Montez Pullen, 1.5; Colton Quick, 1; Reid Hardin, 1; Tyler Sumners, 1; Evan Quick, 1; Aaron Patterson, 1; Nathan Johnson, 1; Eric Greenwood, 1; Parker Webb, 1.
Punting: LCHS, Parker Webb, 1 for 38 yards,
Turnovers: LCHS, 1 fumble, 2 interceptions; Eagles, 1 fumble.
Penalties: LCHS, 7 for 54 yards; Eagles, 14 for 153 yards.