Windsor Rolls Over Lincoln On Home Turf

Johnie J. Logue
Enterprise Staff
Windsor fans proudly walked out of their football stadium after a 41-0 pounding of arch rival Lincoln on Friday night. It had been awhile since they had defeated Lincoln in football. They are out to a 2-0 start to the season and they  look tough to beat.
Windsor would score on their first drive on a third and seven with a 25 yard pass and run by senior QB Kenton Sargent to Dalton Witherspoon. They went for two and it was 8-0  in a hurry.
Then at the 3:11 mark, the other Witherspoon twin would slip tackles for another TD. The missed PAT left the game at 14-0.
The second quarter went scoreless until the last 19 seconds after Lincoln made a goal line stand. The next play saw  the pass on a fake find a receiver in the corner for the TD. The PAT was sloppy as the QB passed onside. The ball was dropped and after a scramble was picked up to find an open man in the endzone .
So it was 22-0 at half.
Late in the third, it looked like Lincoln would score. Connor Lynde caught a bomb from Kyle Eckhoff at the three. However, Windsor defense held and took over at the four.
Dalton Witherspoon, with almost 200 yards rushing on the night, ripped around the right side on first down for a 96 yard TD run.
The PAT was no good and the score was now 28-0.
In the fourth, an interception and a bomb made it 41-0 for the final tally.
The games in Windsor are always very physical and someone is usually injured.
The Cardinals, now 1-1, will host Tipton 2-0 this Friday night at 7:00.
Coach Drehle commented, “Friday I felt our kids competed and fought to the end.  Windsor has an experienced and good football team and played that way.  We had some opportunities and just didn’t capitalize.  We obviously have some work to do moving forward.  A football season is a marathon, not a sprint.  It is a process.  Each week, each day, each rep we must trust the process and work to get better.  That is the challenge.  We have to focus on what is next.  What happened Friday is over no matter how bad we want it to change, it is over.  We can only have one focus and that is to improve this week and get ready for Tipton.  I expect our seniors to practice with a purpose this week and help lead the team to improve.  Friday will be our Senior Night.”