LINCOLN -- For 22 years in a row, Prairie Grove dominated its Washington County neighbor from Lincoln.
Not any more.
Lincoln 59, Prairie Grove 48
Prairie Grove 7 28 6 7 — 48
Lincoln 20 14 18 7 — 59
Prair – Heltemes 2 run (Walker kick), 6:34
Linc – Lloyd 11 run (Avellaneda kick), 3:37
Linc – Brown 2 run (Avellaneda kick), 1:16
Linc – Morphis 31 pass from Lloyd (run failed), :25
Prair – Guenther 1 run (Walker kick), 5:25
Prair – Grant 47 pass from Guenther (Walker kick), 5:04
Prair —- Heltemes 1 run (Walker kick), 2:50
Linc – Morphis 23 pass from Lloyd (Lloyd run), 1:42
Prair – Dalton 38 pass from Guenther (Kick failed), :36
Linc – Brown 18 run (Kick failed), :14
Linc – Lloyd 10 run (Run failed), 10:27
Prair – Heltemes 7 run (Kick failed), 6:08
Linc – Morphis 30 pass from Lloyd (Pass failed), 4:55
Linc – Morphis 13 pass from Lloyd (Run failed), :24
Prair — Heltemes 26 run (Walker kick), 9:54
Linc – Lloyd 8 run (Avellaneda kick), 6:08
Caleb Lloyd fired four touchdown passes and the Wolves managed just enough stops on defense to claim a wild 59-48 win at Wolf Pack Stadium in the regular-season finale.
Don Harrison, in his fourth season leading the Lincoln program, said he was proud of the way his seniors have hung in with the team through the hard times, to now reap the benefits of a great season.
"We talked to them about how it wasn't going to be an overnight thing," Harrison said. "They really stuck with it and worked hard."
The No. 3 seed and a home playoff game in the first round next week were at stake for both teams. Now the lights will come on in Lincoln (8-2, 5-2 4A-1 Conference) next week.
Lloyd took full control of his unit and the Wolves dominated offensively. Lloyd hit senior Sterling Morphis on all four touchdown strikes covering 31, 23, 30 and 13 yards. Lloyd also scored three rushing touchdowns to account for seven scores on the night.
In addition to scoring four touchdowns, Morphis also intercepted a pass in the win.
"He's the engine that pulls the whole train," Harrison said of Lloyd. "He's so composed and leads our team."'
In a wild back-and-forth first half, Prairie Grove (5-5, 4-3) grabbed a 35-34 lead as Garrett Heltemes scored two of his four touchdowns on the night.
Lincoln senior Cam Brown also scored twice.
The Wolves will host Hamburg next week in the first round of the state playoffs. Prairie Grove will travel to Lonoke next week.
"When I break all this down and watch this film, we're going to fix the problems we had tonight," Harrison.
Sports on 11/03/2018
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