Tigers lead Wolves 14-7 at halftime
LINCOLN -- The Green Forest Tigers got the job half done last Friday at Lincoln, when violent storms stopped the 3A-1 Conference match between the Tigers and Wolves at halftime with Green Forest leading 14-7.
"The weather moved in by halftime and we delayed several times for over an hour," Coach Bill Gotto said. "By 10:30 there was no relief in sight, so we came home.
"We will resume at 7 p.m. Monday, and Lincoln will have the option to choose to start the second half," Coach Gotto said early Monday morning.
Green Forest started well on their opening drive when quarterback John Asbury popped loose for a 42-yard scoring dash. Ryan Smothers kicked the extra point for a 7-0 Tiger lead.
Their kickoff sailed into the end zone for a touchback, so Lincoln started on their own 20-yard line. The Wolves made two first downs, then the Tiger defense held and forced a punt.
But the kick was muffed at the Bobcat 20 and Lincoln recovered, setting them up. Green Forest's defense made a valiant stand at the goal line, holding the Wolves out for three tries, but on fourth-and-a-foot, Lincoln pushed the ball in and added a PATto tie the game.
Green Forest came right back, with Tyler Watson dashing 20 yards to paydirt, with Smothers kicking the PAT again for a 14-7 lead.
"This is the third time in two years we've had a disruption,"?Coach Gotto said. "Last year, the power went out during the junior high game at Pea Ridge, and our senior high game at Reeds Springs last year never started due to bad weather."
The Tigers will travel to Mountainburg on Friday to take on the Dragons. Mountainburg lost to Elkins 28-6 last Friday, but the Dragons are still 3-1 overall.