Lynn Camp steamrolls Pineville
Published 1:09 pm Sunday, October 8, 2017
Lynn Camp ended a four-year drought against Pineville in strong fashion on Friday. The Wildcats — whose last victory over the Mountain Lions came in 2012 — scored on all but two of their possessions en route to a 53-0 victory.
“With six minutes to go in the game…I brought all of the team over and I just said ‘I brought you over here to tell you I’m proud of you,” said Pineville coach Bart Elam. “That’s what I told them. I didn’t yell at them, and they were kind of shocked. The bottom line is I was proud of them.
“They’ve been through a lot. We’ve stuck to our guns as far as rules, being a good student-athlete. (We) made some hard decisions on a couple of players. (We) had some key injuries. (We) had another one tonight. (We’re) down to with 15 players. Win, lose, or draw that’s Pineville football. I feel like our team played with class, they played hard football and they did it to the end.”
Dalton Cook and Brenton Medlin surpassed the century mark on the ground. Cook ran for 178 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries. Medlin rushed for 111 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries. David Griffith got in on the action as well rushing for 39 yards and two touchdowns on four carries.
Eric Mitchell completed four passes on the night for 67 yards and a touchdown. Domanick Cook led the way with 39 yards receiving on two catches. Dalton Cook hauled in an 8-yard touchdown on his solo reception.
The Pineville offense had trouble getting anything positive.With Lawrence Simpson out, the backfield was made up of Matt Golden and Reese Capps. Golden finished the night with 32 yards on 15 carries. Capps could only churn out 4 yards on 12 carries.
The Mountain Lions attempted nine passes between Garland Ellis and Capps. Ellis finished with two completions for 31 yards. Lawson hauled in both passes.
After forcing Pineville to a quick three-and-out, Lynn Camp marched 43 yards in six plays for a touchdown. Medlin capped the drive with a 13-yard touchdown run on a counter. Griffith converted the two-point attempt to give the Wildcats an 8-0 lead with 8:40 remaining in the first.
Another three-and-out for the Lions resulted in a touchdown for Lynn Camp. A five-play, 67-yard drive ended with a 22-yard touchdown run by Dalton Cook with 5:09 remaining in the first. The failed two-point attempt gave Lynn Camp a 14-0 lead.
Wildcat fans didn’t have to wait long for Lynn Camp to find pay dirt for a third time in the first quarter. After holding Pineville to a third three-and-out situation, Cook blitzed down the field for a 34-yard touchdown run to increase the lead to 20-0 with 3:00 left in the opening quarter.
Pineville found themselves in Wildcat territory on their opening drive of the second quarter after holding Lynn Camp on fourth down. A pass interference on fourth down kept the drive alive and moved the ball to the Lynn Camp 27.
Negative yardage and an incomplete pass later, Pineville found themselves on fourth down again. A second pass interference gave the Lions a first down and moved the ball to the Wildcat 14.
Still unable to do much offensively, a third pass interference call put Pineville in a fourth-and-1 situation from the Lynn Camp 6. A toss sweep to Golden went for negative yards and ended the Lions’ drive.
On the ensuing possession, the Wildcats drove 91 yards down the field in eight plays to find the end zone. A 50-yard run by Dalton Cook on a busted play helped set up a 1-yard touchdown plunge by Mitchell.
Medlin converted the two-point attempt to give Lynn Camp a 28-0 lead with 3:41 remaining in the half.
A quick three-and-out gave the Wildcats another opportunity to put points on the board before the half. Lynn Camp did just that capping a five-play drive with a 4-yard touchdown pass from Mitchell to Dalton Cook to give the Wildcats a 34-0 lead heading into halftime.
Lynn Camp added three more touchdowns in the second half. A 5-yard touchdown run by Medlin with 10:37 remaining in the third gave the Wildcats a 40-0 lead. That was followed by an 11-yard touchdown by Griffith with 4:16 left in the third that increased the lead to 46-0.
Griffith finalized the score on the opening drive of the fourth quarter, capping off a four-play drive with a 20-yard touchdown run to give Lynn Camp a 53-point victory.
Pineville (2-6) will hit the road at 7:30 p.m. on Friday to square off against Williamsburg (4-3).
Lynn Camp (5-2) will host Harlan (2-5) on Friday.
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