2016 Lincoln County Football Capsule


League: Class 2A Southern

Head coach: Rich Ottley, 17th season

2015 record: 11-2 (7-1 Division III Southern League, first)

Returning lettermen: 10

Returning starters: Nine offense, eight defense

Base offensive set: Hybrid Wing-T

Base defensive set: 3-5

Top offensive players: QB Cody Thornock (Sr.), TE Zach Florence (Sr.), RB Derek Mathews (Sr.), WR Landon Smith (Jr.)

Top defensive players: LB McKinley O’Connor (So.), SS Cody Thornock (Sr.), DB Landon Smith (Jr.), LB Zach Rowe (Sr.)

Key losses: QB/DB McClain O’Connor, OL/DE Russ Alfano, RB/LB Will Culverwell

Outlook: Most of the same team that went undefeated in league play and made the state title game will be returning, and it’s not a stretch to say Lincoln County expects more of the same.

An experienced offensive line will help new quarterback Thornock.

The hopes are high for the Lynx in 2016.

“We are hoping our returning experience at offensive line will help guide our team to the playoffs in this competitive league,” Ottley said.

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