Lynx Set Shelby County Record In Win Over Harding
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Lynx Set Shelby County Record In Win Over Harding

29 straight wins. Over two years without a loss.


With the 49-7 victory over Harding Friday night, Lausanne set the record for most consecutive wins by a Shelby County high school football team with 29. 

It was something head coach Kevin Locastro admitted was on his teams' mind and also something he is glad to have behind him.

"Obviously the 29th win was big because it puts us in the record books but I'm probably more relieved that it's over and we can quit talking about it and we can just move on and play football," Locastro said. 

Lausanne scored on the first two plays of the game thanks to the rushing of Eric Gray '19, who finished the game with 17 carries for 277 yards and three touchdowns. 

Not to be outdone, Sky Forest '19 found the end zone four times on the evening. Two of them came on passes to Jaylen Johnson '19 and Tavin Davis '20 while the other two came after he ran them in himself. 

Forest, who turns 18 on Saturday, said he planned to celebrate with his teammates and then turn his focus to the next game. 

"We are going to get to work over Labor Day and do our best to prepare for a tough Whitehaven team," Forest said. 

The Lynx will have a short week as they prepare for the Whitehaven Tigers, a team that is looking to avenge a loss at home to the Lynx last season. Because of the size of the crowd expected to be in attendance for that game, the decision was made to move the game to Rhodes College and will be played on Thursday, September 6. 

"Being a holiday weekend and a short week makes things a little more difficult. We have one less day to prepare. But we have a great group of student-athletes who work hard and we will focus in practice and be ready to play come Thursday," Locastro said. 

Another chance to make history. Another chance to break the record for the longest winning streak in Shelby County history.

Only now, the record they are breaking is their own. 

Click here to see the Facebook photo album from the game.