Mustangs roll past Rebels

Four Mustangs combined to score 9 touchdowns, including running back Cole Barber who led the way with three scores, and East Lincoln piled up 682 yards of total offense on their way to a 63-35 win over visiting West Lincoln Friday night in Denver.

East Lincoln jumped out to a quick 15-0 lead just 3-1/2 minutes into the game, and built a 35-7 advantage by the end of the first half.

Xander Pendergrass scored a pair of touchdowns early in the third quarter to draw the Rebels to within 14 at 35-21, but that would be as close as West Lincoln could get.

East Lincoln improved to 8-2 overall and 4-2 in the South Fork 2A, and will face Newton-Conover this Friday in a key matchup. West Lincoln fell to 7-3 on the season, 3-3 in conference play and will host Lake Norman Charter.

West Lincoln   0 7 21 7 –  35

East Lincoln   15 20 21 7 –  63

First quarter

EL – Cole Barber 19 run (Justin Barnett run), 9:40

EL – Barber 6 run (Jackson Sellers kick), 7:34

Second quarter

EL – Paulie Menegay 5 run (kick blocked), 10:12

EL – Markell Clark 66 pass from Barnett (Sellers kick), 8:25

WL – Canon Bridges 3 run (Alex Gutierrez kick), 3:39

EL – Barber 30 run (Sellers kick), 2:14

Third quarter

WL – Xander Pendergrass 18 run (Gutierrez kick), 9:11

WL – Pendergrass 51 pass from Mason Huitt (Gutierrez kick), 7:56

EL – Menegay 34 pass from Barnett (Sellers kick), 6:15

WL – Pendergrass 59 run (Gutierrez kick), 4:49

EL – Orlandis Howell-Johnson 59 run (Sellers kick), 3:38

EL – Menegay 86 pass from Barnett (Sellers kick), 0:15

Fourth quarter

WL – Pendergrass 2 run (Gutierrez kick), 4:52

EL – Clark 27 run (Sellers kick), 1:13

………………………………. WL …………….. EL

First downs ……………….13 ………………. 15

Rushes-yards …………..47-317 ……….. 49-429

Passing yards …………..83 ………………… 253

Total yards ………………400 ………………. 682

Comp-Att-Int …………3-13-1 …………. 8-14-0

Fumbles-lost …………. 2-1 ………………. 2-1

Penalty yards ………..4-37 ……………… 11-84

Individual Statistics: Rushing: WL: Xander Pendergrass 18-143, Canon Bridges 18-87, Mason Huitt 7-61, Grayson Barkley 4-26.  EL: Cole Barber 13-128, Orlandis Howell-Johnson 6-100, Justin Barnett 7-86, Trey Burris 8-39, Markell Clark 1-27, Ethan Martin 3-18, Paulie Menegay 5-16, Askari Johnson 3-12, Mikivi Phinx 2-3, Jeremiah Jones 1-0.  

Passing: WL: Huitt 3-14-1, 83.  EL: Barnett 8-14-0, 253.

Receiving: WL: Pendergrass 2-65, Bridges 1-18.  EL: Menegay 4-152, Clark 1-66, Austin Smith 1-19, Barber 1-9, Howell-Johnson 1-7.