Number 1 Lincoln Beats Cole Camp To Remain Undefeated

Johnie J. Logue
Enterprise Staff
Don’t let the 42-13 Lincoln over Cole Camp score fool you. The Friday night contest at Lincoln was a hard hitting, emotional affair and much closer especially in the first half than just what a 20-6 halftime lead would indicate.
This Benton County rivalry drew a huge crowd on a cool, brisk Friday evening. The game was intriguing enough for KY3 to make it their Game of the Week.
Even with the rivalry, there are some great friendship off the field between the two schools. Coming into the game, Lincoln lineman Hayden Beaman commented, “I have played baseball with Kaden Harms since we were little. He is one of my best friends.”
Lincoln took just seven plays, three minutes and 18 seconds to travel 64 yards for their first touchdown on a nice 11 yard run by Parker Engles. Then Devon Parrott would miss his first extra point after going on a previous 30-30 streak. He would have one block later in the game but would be dead on a 33 yard field goal late in the third quarter and he nailed his other PAT attempts. The quarter would come to an end with the 6-0 lead and with Lincoln fans on the edge of their seats.
In the second quarter, Lincoln’s QB Jackson Beaman, who Cole Camp’s Head Coach Kevin Shearer called, “Just an incredible athlete,” after the game, would run the ball on a sweep from 15 yards out for the TD. Parrott ripped the PAT and it was 13-0. The drive took 37 seconds and two plays with a 55 yard run from Beaman.
However, the magic arm of Kaden Harms would find the ever present 6’4 Ethan Ives on the one yard line as he ran out of bounds setting up Harms to run the ball in from the four. The PAT kick was missed and it was 13-6.
Beaman, never to be outdone in the passing department, would scramble and find Bo Kroenke, who made a beautiful catch in the corner of end zone. Beaman would later state,“Whenever I get in trouble I look for Bo.” The two have been playing together for years and have an amazing chemistry together. Kroenke would take a bow and Parrott would come through again with the PAT for the 20-6 half time lead after two quarters of penalties, hard hitting and some nice blocking on both sides.
However, Cole Camp’s outstanding linebacker Marshall Fisher would step in front of a pass up the middle from Beaman for the interception and almost scored the touchdown on a nice run. With just 15 seconds on the clock, Tanner Bays would break through the line and sack Harms, forcing the Bluebirds to try a 22 field goal that missed the mark.
After a somewhat intense locker room discussion, the Lincoln’s Cardinals came out and took care of business. Jackson Beaman said,“Their pass rushers were getting too far down field and I told Parker that I would take off on passes.”
Linebacker Levi Betts would intercept a pass on Cole Camp’s side of  the field. That would set up Beaman for a nice run making the score with the PAT 27-6.
Then at the 7:28 mark, Beaman would race down the field for 42 yards and Engles would score and it 34-6. Lincoln would score again and Parrott would hit the field goal.
Harms would hit Freshman Ethan Shearer for a four yard touchdown after a 60 yard catch from Landon Baalman in the fourth..
Jackson Beaman would later add, “Cole Camp is a good team. They hit hard.”
Harms ended up 22-47 with a whopping 250 yards and one TD. He was 6-29 rushing. Baalman was 5-99 receiving. Ives 5-50, Shearer 6-39 with the TD.
 Kroenke was 14-195 yards. Jackson was 14-28 for 195 yards passing. He rushed for three TD’s, passed for one and intercepted a pass in the end zone to kill a Cole Camp drive.
Carlos Pichards led Cole Camp with nine tackles and two sacks. Ethan Corpening had eight tackles.
The two teams could meet again in the playoffs later on down the road. Lincoln, still the number one rated team in Class One are now 9-0. 
Due to injuries, Pleasant Hope has forfeited their game with Lincoln this Friday. Lincoln will play next Friday at home against a team to be named later.