Lincoln Christian and Beggs Hook Up Friday


Thursday, July 28th 2011, 5:23 pm
By: News On 6


Originally Published: Nov 18, 2009 8:26 PM CDT

Bobby Lewis
Oklahoma Sports Reporter

TULSA, Oklahoma -- The Lincoln Christian Bulldogs only lost one game this season, and it wasn’t even to a team from the state of Oklahoma. Since the Shiloh Christian Saints beat them in week two, the Bulldogs have been the ones marching in, to the tune of nine straight wins. That streak includes a 49-3 win over Adair last week in round one of the playoffs.

Friday night the Bulldogs will host Beggs in round two in the last home game the Lincoln Christian seniors will ever play.

“This is the last one ever, no matter what,” said Bulldogs head coach Darren Melton. “It’s special to them. They appreciate it, and I know they’ll come out and play hard.”

A lot is on the line when Beggs hits town. A 10-1 season could go up in smoke if Lincoln Christian can’t find a way to slow down the Demons.

“They’ve got great speed,” Melton said Tuesday after practice. “We’re trying to get our kids ready. We know they’re going to come in hungry.”

The Demons have a number of speedsters, including senior running back Mikeal Devonshire and senior quarterback Miles Yarnell. Devonshire averages over five yards per carry and has scored eight touchdowns this season. Yarnell is a dual-threat who can beat you with his arm or his legs.

Beggs comes into the game averaging over 25 points per game. The offense has impressed, but when the defense plays well, Bob Craig’s team is close to unbeatable. In the team’s wins, the defense only allows 14 points per game. In their losses, the defense gives up just shy of 32 points per game.

The winner will play the winner of John Marshall at Davis.