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Noah Smith, Lincoln County roll over Lake Mead

Noah Smith ran for 112 yards and three touchdowns Friday as Lincoln County’s football team rolled to a 36-23 road win against Lake Mead.

After falling behind 10-0 in the first quarter and losing a pair of fumbles to aid Lake Mead’s efforts, Lincoln County buckled down in the second quarter, scoring three times to take the lead for good. Smith picked up two of the touchdowns on runs of 4 and 7 yards, and Landen Smith took a kickoff back 82 yards with 5:49 remaining in the half.

Landen Smith added 79 yards on the ground and a rushing touchdown for the Lynx (2-2, 1-0 Class 2A Southern League). The teams each turned the ball over three times, but Lake Mead was hindered by penalties all game long.

The Eagles (1-1, 0-1 2A Southern League) got a strong all-around game from Mitch Dolinar, who accounted for 276 total yards and scored touchdowns on the ground, through the air and as a receiver. Pressed into action at quarterback, Dolinar passed for 114 yards and ran for 106.

Jared Regan had 58 yards on the ground for the Eagles, and Marcus Gonzales chipped in with 58 receiving yards.

Mason Thornock had 83 yards passing for Lincoln County.

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