LINCOLN — Lincoln football hit the gas from the get-go and refused to let up in a 62-8 victory over Windsor at home.
The opening kickoff of Friday’s bout between the Cardinals and Greyhounds resulted in a Lincoln fumble recovery.
On its first play from scrimmage, Cardinals quarterback Boone Kroenke — who rushed for four touchdowns — completed a 30-yard scoring pass to Mason Sanders, and completed the 2-point conversion to make the score 8-0 seconds into the game. The Cardinals would go 7-for-8 on conversions.
Despite the victory, Lincoln head coach Danny Morrison was disappointed in the Cardinal rushing offense. Lincoln scored five rushing touchdowns and three passing.
“Luckily we had our passing game going, and it bailed us out,” Morrison said. “We couldn’t get the run game going, which is always frustrating. But we’ll work on blocking for next week for sure.”
The Greyhounds fired back when running back Malachi Cooper broke free for a 65-yard touchdown run followed by a successful 2-point conversion. Windsor trailed 16-8 after the first quarter.
Lincoln’s aggressive defense held the Greyhounds to eight points, racked up three quarterback sacks. A late Sanders interception set up another Cardinals touchdown and conversion, making the score 56-8.
The Cardinals look to maintain its undefeated record (4-0) on the road when they face the Marionville Comets in Marionville, Missouri, Sept. 16.
The Greyhounds (1-3) host the Appleton City Bulldogs, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m.