Lincoln spoils GF homecoming

Friday, October 19, 2018

By Thomas McKenzie

The Green Forest Tigers’ homecoming was chilly and wet Friday night, though that didn’t stop them from having their normal festivities. Before the game, all of the Green Forest athletes from seventh grade to the high school football team were introduced.

Once the ball was kicked off, Lincoln stole the show with a 50-0 victory over the Tigers.

The Wolves (6-1, 3-1 4A-1) wasted no time getting to work, scoring on a 28-yard touchdown pass and a short rushing touchdown in the first quarter.

Lincoln extended its lead on a 8-yard touchdown run by Cam Brown midway through the third quarter, then forced a Green Forest punt that Blake Arnold returned 60 yards for a touchdown. A two-point conversion made it 28-0.

An interception return for a touchdown, a short touchdown run by quarterback Caleb Lloyd and a pair of two-point conversions stretched Lincoln’s lead to 44-0 at halftime.

The Tigers’ offense struggled all game, finishing with only 117 yards.

“They were bigger, faster, they were stronger,” said Green Forest interim coach Ryan Whetham. “It’s hard to beat a team that’s bigger, faster and stronger than you are.”

Adrian Serna led the Tigers (1-6, 0-4) with 36 receiving yards, and senior Jordan Zepeda had a team-high 23 yards rushing.

Green Forest will travel to Gravette (0-7, 0-4) for a conference game on Friday. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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