No. 1 Lincoln Beats Cole Camp 50-13 To Advance In District Play

Johnie J. Logue
Enterprise Staff
Well, the weatherman had called for cooler and wetter weather earlier in the week but last Friday was great fall football weather in Lincoln Mo.
Before a huge crowd, the two Benton County rivals squared off in a battle for the ages. Cole Camp without a huddle, would score first on their first possession of the game as Lincoln won the toss and deferred to the second half.  At the 10:08 mark, Cole Camp’s Kaden Harms would put Lincoln on notice as he launched a 37 yard TD pass  in the left corner to Jamieson Farrar. The PAT was good from Jose Verdud and it was 7-0.  Being behind was a fairly new experience for the number one ranked Lincoln Cardinals. Lincoln QB Jackson Beaman commented, “ We knew they would come out swinging and they did. I was proud of our team the way we came back. “
After hitting Freshman Connor Lynde with a couple of nice passes to move the ball downfield, Beaman ran in one from the left side from 14 yards out for the TD. Devon Parrott made the PAT as he was  6 -6 on the night and is 47-52 for the year.
Then at the 6:05 ,Beaman found Bo Kroenke from 10 yards out and it was 14-7.
The second quarter saw Lincoln dominate the scoreboard with 19 unanswered points to lead 43-7 at the half.
At 8:07 Beaman ran in from the four. Later he would hit Joe Bittner for a 15 yard TD and it was 27-7.
Beaman would intercept a pass and run it back to the 34. Cole Camp’s QB Kaden Harms had picked him off earlier. A pass interference call took it to the nine and Beaman ran it in from the five. Kroenke took the extra point snap on a fake and ran it in for the two point conversation.
A 40 yard bomb to Nate Hesse at the 2:58 mark and it was 43-7 at the half.
Both teams scored in the second half. Cole Camp’s Freshman QB Ethan Shearer would hit Anthony Hahn for ten yards for the fourth quarter T.D.
Harms was 17 -35 with 185 passing yards.Beaman was 21-38 for 341 yards.
Beaman was all about his teammates after the game,” Bittner is one of my best friends and we had been joking all year about breaking through and having a really good game and he did. I am really proud of him.
Lynde is going to be a really, really good player .
I can’t say enough about our offensive line.  Levi Betts has never played there before and has done a great job.
Bo is one of a kind. When I get in trouble, I look for number seven.”
Lincoln is now 12-0 and they average close to 50 points a game. They host an unpredictable Skyline team on Friday night. Skyline can also score and this could be a shootout for the district championship.
Lincoln Head Coach Kevin LaFavor commented ,” They are a good team and they put athletes on the field. They are big up front and a heavy pass team. We need to get to work and see how it all comes out.”
Game starts at 7:00 . Come on out or watch it on BCETV.