The Lincoln football team returned to action on Friday, Sept. 22, after taking a week off, by hosting Knightstown for homecoming.
It was a Tri-Eastern Conference game, as well as a matchup between potential sectional opponents.
Knightstown took early control of the game. The Panthers used a rushing touchdown, a 2-point conversion, a TD pass, another 2-point conversion and a safety to build an 18-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.
The Panthers poured it on in the second quarter, scoring 44 unanswered points to extend their lead to 62-0 by halftime.
Content with the advantage they held, the Panthers did not score in the second half.
The Eagles got on the scoreboard in the final minute of the third quarter when freshman quarterback Noah Patterson rushed for a touchdown. Junior Evan Stuckey rushed for a 2-point conversion on the ensuing play that made the score 62-8 entering the fourth quarter.
Neither team scored in the fourth quarter.
Knightstown improved to 3-3 overall on the season and 3-2 in the TEC. Lincoln fell to 1-4 overall and 1-4 in the TEC.
Lincoln will travel to Union City on Friday, Sept. 29 for a TEC game with the Indians.
A version of this article appeared in the September 27 2023 print edition of the Western Wayne News.