By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
PINEVILLE — These are exciting times for the Lynn Camp Wildcat football program, as Phil Russell’s squad fought back from a 14-point deficit to knock off Pineville Friday, 23-14.
The Wildcats used a bit of trickery to deliver the knockout punch against the Mountain Lions, as Jesse Keith connected with quarterback Aaron Mills with a halfback pass that covered 65 yards and gave Lynn Camp a 15-14 lead it wouldn’t relinquish.
Keith added a touchdown on the ground a few minutes later to wrap-up the nine-point victory for Lynn Camp.
“This was a huge win for the program,” Russell said. “Pineville was a region team and a good team. We’ve signed to play them for the next two years and we will continue to play them as long as Bart Elam is coaching them.
“I told our guys coming into the game if we block, tackle and execute, we could win this game and they did that,” he added. “I’m really happy right now. Our guys played great.”
Pineville led 6-0 at halftime, which led to Russell challenging his team in the locker room before the third quarter began.
“This is a program on the rise,” Russell said. “We’ve had a lot of exciting things happen and we just came out of the Lions’ Den and won. That was big to get a win on the road and us trailing by 14 points.
“I was never worried when we were behind because I knew all we needed was three plays to win,” he added. “We were able to come up with the big play with Jesse hitting Aaron and I drew it up in the dirt about three weeks ago and it worked out for us tonight.”
By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
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Let’s just say things should be very entertaining, and interesting, for you the fan this season.
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