Pisgah runs past West Lincoln

Published 1:00 am Saturday, September 15, 2018

West Lincoln failed to overcome the Pisgah Dragons on Friday night in their homecoming game. The Dragons won 37-12 in a smash mouth, run heavy game of football.

The opening kickoff delivered solid field position to the Bears. West Lincoln moved the ball down the field using their bread and butter of outside sweeps and inside power plays.

That led to their first touchdown of the evening courtesy of an Enrico Price run.

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“I think we played well tonight just not well enough to bring out the win,”said Price. “Next week we have to be ready to work hard and play hard against Stringer.”

Unfortunately, for the Bears the momentum was short lived, as was the control of the game.

The Dragons took the lead late in the first quarter 7-6 and began a back and forth battle that lasted throughout the first half. Pisgah led 14-12 at halftime. The second half would be all Pisgah as West Lincoln would be shutout in the final two quarters.

The opening minutes of the second half showed Pisgah making an early statement and impression with a quick touchdown at the 11:00 mark of the third quarter and thus maintaining control for the remainder of the game.

“We played really good in the first half but slacked up in the second half with mistakes and gave up too much on the defensive side,” said West Lincoln running back Michael Brothern. “I needed to step up and do what I had to do make an impact on defense late in the game.”

The end of the game came quickly when the West Lincoln Bears just couldn’t re-establish a strong presence on offense to secure more points.

“Pisgah is a good team no doubt, and I’m really proud of how our kids played tonight,” said West Lincoln coach BJ Smithhart. “We won’t feel sorry for ourselves and we’re going to keep getting better and we’re close to breaking through to where we need to be.”

Story by Paden Phillips