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Lincoln's Biggs Too Much for Wilson

Wilson DragonsWILSON-Lincoln Quarterback Drew Biggs accounted for 363 yards of offense and registered six total touchdowns as the Leopards picked up their second win in as many games by defeating Wilson Friday evening 42-14.

Amid cool, misty conditions, the two teams played through a mostly scoreless first quarter during Wilson's Homecoming game.  Biggs ripped off a 71-yard punt return that set up a first and goal on the Dragon's nine-yard line and three plays later, he found the end zone from one yard out for a 6-0 Lincoln lead after a missed two-point conversion.  Early in the second quarter the lead was extended to 12-0 when Biggs connected on a six-yard scoring pass to Landon O'Hare but once again the conversion failed.

Wilson broke through on a six-yard run by Quarterback Kory Kriley but the two-point conversion failed leaving the score at 12-6.  Wilson appeared to tie the game late in the half on a long run by Brady Mermis but the touchdwn was called back by a bizarre "targeting" penalty and eventually the drive stalled as the game went to intermission.

In the third quarter, Lincoln scored two touchdowns in three minutes and 14 seconds on a pair of scoring passes by Biggs of 45 yards to Zach Obermuller and 52 yards to O'Hare and suddenly the lead swelled to 24-6.  Biggs added another rushing touchdown from 15 yards out and the Leopards led 30-6 after three periods.

A 13-yard scamper by Biggs in the fourth quarter made the score 36-6 before Mermis broke free for a 49-yard touchdown run and the two-point conversion was successful to cut the deficit to 36-14 but Biggs finished off his huge night with a 33-yard run to provide the final margin of 42-14.  The only thing Lincoln did wrong was go zero for six on two-point conversion attempts.  

Biggs ended the night with 222 yards rushing and 141 yards passing.  Wilson could only muster 187 total yards for the game.  The leading rusher was Mermis who ran for 83 yards while Cooper Weinhold gained 55 yards on 12 carries.

Friday's game was the first football meeting between the two schools since 1968 when Lincoln defeated Wilson 34-0.

The Leopards who were 1-8 last season moved to 2-0 and will host Sylvan-Lucas in their home opener next Friday while Wilson (1-1) will be at home against Clifton-Clyde.

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