Wildcats celebrate victory over McCreary Central

#5 Austin Wettle scoring a touchdown.
#5 Austin Wettle scoring a touchdown.

It was an intense battle Friday night between the Lynn Camp Wildcats and the McCreary Central Raiders on Lynn Camp’s home field.

The Raiders were the first to put points on the board in the first quarter when #2 ran the ball in for a touchdown. Their two-point conversion attempt was unsuccessful pushing McCreary Central ahead 6 to 0.

The Wildcats came back full force. #40 Brenton Medlin carried three times for 45 yards, which included a 35 yard touchdown at the 10:22 mark in the first quarter. Their two-point conversion attempt failed, evening the score to 6-6. Lynn Camp took the lead on their next possession with a touchdown by Austin Wettle at the 4:10 mark in the second quarter putting the Wildcats up 12 to 6. Their two-point conversion attempt failed once again.

#40 Brenton Medlin carries the ball down field.
#40 Brenton Medlin carries the ball down field.

During halftime, Lynn Camp honored all of their alumni. All of the former students were separated into groups based on the year in which they graduated and were led out onto the field by Lynn Camp’s cheerleaders. One by one the groups were announced and they waved to the crowd as all the Wildcat fans cheered.

Alumni cheer as their class year is announced.
Alumni cheer as their class year is announced.

After their halftime talks, both teams returned to the field. Lynn Camp held McCreary Central on their first possession forcing a 3 and out while Lynn Camp took their first possession 89 yards in thirteen plays. #40 Brenton Medlin scored his second touchdown of the night with 4:12 left in the third quarter. #32 Dalton Cook caught a pass for the two-point conversion for a 20-6 lead. McCreary Central’s #4 Brandon Troxell scored their second touchdown of the game and the Raiders successfully scored the two-point conversion. This made the score 20-14 in favor of Lynn Camp. Lynn Camp answered with a 43 yard touchdown by #32 Dalton Cook at the 10:35 mark in the fourth quarter, making the score 26- 14.

McCreary Central’s #4, Brandon Troxell, runs the ball into the end zone for a touchdown.
McCreary Central’s #4, Brandon Troxell, runs the ball into the end zone for a touchdown.

Troxell scored another touchdown for McCreary Central with 5:56 left in the game. They attempted a two-point conversion and were successful. This made the final score of the game Lynn Camp: 26 McCreary Central: 22.

Lynn Camp Head Coach Allen Harris explained their game plan for the night was to run the ball, “We stuck to our game plan and never deviated from that. We kind of knew going in that we could run the ball up the middle. We started out the first half bouncing it outside and setting

#32 Dalton Cook makes a run off his teammate’s block.
#32 Dalton Cook makes a run off his teammate’s block.

that up for the second half. As you all saw we ran up the middle and did that the rest of the game.” Harris was excited about the win, “We’re going to celebrate tonight, but then tomorrow it’s time to get back out there and get ready for Jackson County.”

Lynn Camp travels to Jackson County this Friday. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.