LYNN - The Lynn Bears used a stout defensive effort to secure a season-opening 26-14 win over Phillips High School.
Lynn put up the first score of the night and wouldn't trail for the remainder of the contest. Lynn found paydirt on its second drive of the night. After fielding a punt on their own 25, the Lynn Bears went to work on a 12-play drive that was capped by an 8-yard scamper by Brandon Hill around the right side. The two-point try was no good, leaving the score at 6-0 with just over four minutes left in the opening quarter.
Phillips was unable to move the ball on its next drive, being forced to punt after three-consecutive incomplete passes. Lynn was also forced to punt on its ensuing drive after a holding call on second down detrimentally put the Bears behind the chains.
Phillips evened the score on its next drive of the game. After fielding a rolling punt deep in their own territory, the visiting Bears put together an 11-play, 77-yard drive that was capped by a 32-yard connection between second-year quarterback Ken Edwards and Hunter Lanford.
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