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9-0. Another Perfect Regular Season

As the team gathered around Head Coach Kevin Locastro on the field for the customary post-game talk, there was only one number on everyone's mind.

Twenty-seven.

That's the winning streak number the Lynx need to bring home their second straight state title and finish another season undefeated. This, after extending their current winning streak to 23 games with a regular season finale victory over First Assembly Christian School (FACS) this past Friday night.

It's a season that has not been without its ups and downs.

Coming off a state championship win and undefeated season in 2016, the Lynx came into the season having lost 11 key players to graduation.

They had a new team motto of "Be Great" and junior Sky Forest '19 as the new starting quarterback.

After beginning the season with victories over Rosa Fort and Harding, the Lynx traveled to Whitehaven for a matchup of state champions.

The Lynx walked away from the game victorious over the 6A champs, but lost Forest to a broken collarbone.

In stepped Devin Boddie, Jr. '19 and a new look power option offense.

With the dual threat in the backfield of both Boddie and the reigning state of Tennessee Mr. Football, junior Eric Gray '19, the Lynx outscored their opponents 230-61 in five games. They extended their unbeaten streak over Craigmont, St. George's, ECS, Northpoint and USJ before welcoming back Forest against FACS to close out the regular season.

In a game that kicked off under a cold rain, the Lynx fell behind early but would get rolling behind the legs of Gray, who scored five touchdowns en route to the 49-21 victory.

Gray finished the game with 319 rushing yards, pushing his season total to 2,066 yards and 28 touchdowns over 9 games.

 

The powerhouse Lausanne defense played consistently, just as they have all season long, allowing only 122 combined points by their opponents.

 

But Locastro was quick to remind the players that there is still work to be done.

"Playoffs are a brand new season," said Coach Locastro. "We have to go out this Friday with the mentality that we are 0-0 and we take one game at a time."

That work begins Friday as the Lynx welcome a Northpoint team they defeated 44-7 earlier this season.

The goal?

Four more wins.

A twenty-seven game winning streak.

And one more gold ball.

#BeGreat #BlueandGold

Enjoy pictures from the game.

Posted by Steven Russell at 13:00