Any Lincolnton fan or coach that worried about the Wolves having a let-down after their 42-14 beating of Shelby, quickly saw those fears dissolve as the Wolves jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter and a 36-6 lead at half-time.
Lincolnton quarterback, Patrick Rendlemen, accounted for four out of Lincolnton’s seven scores. Three of them were passing touchdowns and one of them was a rushing touchdown. He also accounted for 148 yards passing and 64 yards rushing making it 212 yards total. Lincolnton tallied a total of 307 yards total offense.
Jalen Littlejohn (44 yards) and Jonathan Gidney (12 yards and 2 yards) each accounted for receiving scores for the Wolves. Michael Cunningham (12 yards), Jaden Angle (13 yards) and Dee Littlejohn (one yard) each accounted for rushing touchdowns.
Octavious Wallace, who returned from missing last week’s game, shined once again. He rushed for 165 yards and two touchdowns. He also caught a 35-yard pass for a touchdown. The Jaguars mustered up 270 yards of offense.
Forestview was their own worst enemy at times. The Jaguars had two high snaps go over the punter’s head, one resulted in a touchdown. The other resulted in a missed field-goal. The Wolves were lined up to go for a field-goal toward the end of the first half but three straight off-sides penalties buried Forestview and the Wolves would capitalize with the Rendleman to Gidney two-yard touchdown pass.
“We really came into it wanting to control the clock a bit and get some first downs.” said Forestview head coach Chris Medlin “But, then they jumped on us with a couple of scores early and it’s tough. It’s hard to keep the team up and realize it’s a long game. So you want to keep it close early and that was our goal and to try and grind it out a bit, but unfortunately Lincolnton’s a great team. They just jumped on us quick.”
“We haven’t even started conference play. They haven’t crowed a champion that I know of.” Medlin said “We’re just going to keep fighting. We just got to get better every week. We got 7 games left. We got a busy week next week with 3 games in 8 days and all that good stuff. Even in a loss tonight you could see some positives. We had dome leaders step up.”
“I think we played really well. Forestview’s a very dangerous team.” said Lincolnton head coach Scott Cloninger “Those two tailbacks they have can fly all over the field. We were able to run the ball and have some success throwing the ball. (Patrick Rendleman) threw the ball well and threw it on time. We got the great receivers outside and I don’t use them near enough. That’s what we’ve trying to implement the last couple of weeks.”
About a possible let-down after beating Shelby last week, Cloninger said “That’s one thing we talked about. That’s what we’ve done before. We beat a quality Shelby team and we came back and loss next game to an inferior team. I think we came out focused and ready to play.”
Lincolnton resumes conference play next week at home against Highland Tech. Forestview begins conference play at home against Crest.