The Lincoln Hornets have had a lot of success this year after changing to eight-man football.

With the regular season coming to a close, the hope was to keep the offense buzzing while the defense held down their next opponent in New Auburn.

Lincoln would strike first with a long drive down the field, punching it in from a yard out to take the lead 6-0.

The next pair of scores from the Hornets would be deep bombs to Justin Rowekamp who took it to the house twice on plays of 60 and 79 yards respectively.

Halfway through the second quarter and Lincoln had a commanding 20-0 lead, but New Auburn wasn’t giving up just yet.

Right before halftime the New Auburn offense would march down the field to cap off the first half with a touchdown.

The second half would be much of the same with one more touchdown from Rowekamp to give him a hat trick on the night.

Lincoln would leave with a 36-22 victory.

Defensively the Hornets would make the most of some turnovers getting a fumble and interception, turning those into points.

New Auburn would dominate the time of possession with 34 minutes, but Lincoln was much more efficient with the 13 minutes it had.

Lincoln did make it to the next level of competition, heading to Schofield on Saturday for a 10 a.m. game against Siren for the WIAA 8-man Jamboree.


Stephen Knoll is a reporter for Jackson County Chronicle. Contact him at 715-284-0085.

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