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Bears capture win over Lions

FARMERVILLE, LA. – The West Lincoln Bears captured their first win on the season with a 14-0 shutout victory over the Union Christian Academy Lions Friday night in high school football action.

“Glad to get the win,” said West Lincoln coach Willie Brumfield. “The guys played a complete game both offensively and defensively. I was really pleased with their effort.

“We had several young players to step up tonight and make plays,” continued Brumfield. “We had two touchdowns called back for mental mistakes, but the guys managed to overcome the adversity and played through it. Overall, it was a total team effort. Now we must get ready for district action next week.”

Junior running back Bryce Temple showcased a strong performance for the Bears with 116 yards rushing on seven carries. He punched in West Lincoln’s first touchdown in the second quarter on a 47-yard sprint. Tyler Moak finished a perfect two-for-two on the extra point kicks.

Junior Ty Forman cashed in West Lincoln’s final points in the third quarter on a 27-yard run to paydirt.

Javian Mackabee contributed to the Bears rushing attack with 15 carries for 90 yards. Senior Jonah King provided 87 yards on the ground on 10 carries.

King completed one-of-two passes for five yards. Mackabee caught the pass.

Defensively, the Bears dominated the Lions. Freshmen Jade Use led West Lincoln with 12 tackles. Tyler Moak, Ty Forman, Larontae Byrd, Kodie Carroll, Sloans Nations and Lofton Sills helped with 11 stops apiece.

The Bears (1-4) start Region 6-2A action this Friday. They visit Bassfield to play the defending 2A State Champion, the Bassfield Yellowjackets. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.