Lions beat Lynn Camp, 30-6
by Staff report
It was a night of pay-back for the Pineville Mountain Lions. PHS ran the ball 34 times for 280 yards and four touchdowns as they pulled away in the second half for a 30-6 win at Lynn Camp on Friday. Last season, the Wildcats came from behind late to surprise the Lions 23-14.
“After last year when they took one from us that we really kind of gave away, our kids weren’t going to be denied,” Pineville coach Bart Elam said. “They had the mindset that we were going to win the game no matter what. We went in there thinking we could control the game and that’s what we did.”
Brad Fuson ran 20 times for 133 yards and two touchdowns while Conner Ford added 146 yards and touchdown on just ten carries to lead the Lion offense.
Fuson’s 4-yard touchdown run and Ford’s run for the two-point conversion put Pineville up 8-0 with six seconds left in the first quarter.
The Lions had a couple of other chances to add to their lead, but twice lost fumbles inside the Lynn Camp 10-yard line and took that 8-0 lead into the half.
“We played to our strengths. The offensive and defensive lines played great and if we dont’ fumble the ball away twice we could have had two more scores,” Elam said. “We didn’t punt it all night.”
Tucker Woolum’s 2-yard touchdown run near the midway point of the third quarter and Will Adams’ kick made it 15-0. The Lions added a safety early in the fourth and Ford broke free for a long touchdown run on the following drive to push the lead to 23-0.
Lynn Camp got on the board with 5:47 to play when Aaron Mills hooked up with Keanu Nolan for a 60-yard touchdown pass.
Pineville answered with a drive on the ground and Fuson’s 22-yard TD run with 3:16 left set the final score at 30-6.
Lynn Camp was held to 39 rushing yards on 24 carries. Mills was 19-of-37 passing for 217 yards and one touchdown. He was intercepted once by Ford.
“Our defense is getting better every week and they really played a heck of a game against a high-powered offensive team,” Elam said.
The Lions only attempted five passes with Woolum completing three of them for 28 yards. Adams caught two balls for 17 yards and Ford had one catch for 11 yards.
“We didn’t throw it a whole lot, just enough to keep them honest. Our offensive line put it on their backs and we lined it up and ran the ball down the field,” Elam said.
Both teams have an open date next week and will return to action on Oct. 4 with Pineville (3-2) hosting Allen Central while Lynn Camp (2-3) plays at Clinton County.
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