Bobcat football head coach Quinn Ewell could feel his team having the first home game “jitters” in the first quarter of the team’s home opener last Friday against Mountain View.
“I think they were a little nervous, trying not to screw up in front of the home crowd,” Ewell said.
It had been quite the wait for the Bobcats to play their first game at home, but once the stage fright passed, they found their rhythm right before the the end of the first half. Monty Moore scored a 20 yard touchdown shortly before the clock ran out, giving the Bobcats a 7-0 lead heading into the half. Ewell challenged his players in the locker room to play the way he’s seen them play in their last two road wins, and his team responded.
Two more scores in the third quarter, one off an interception, and a running touchdown in the fourth quarter sealed the shutout over Mountain View 28-0.
The Bobcats (3-1) are now on a three game winning streak, looking like a much improved team over their first game of the season. Ewell said the team will have to come out hot against Meadows, a team that took Lincoln to overtime, if they want to improve to 4-1.
“There is going to be a lot of distractions with homecoming and a lot of pressure but this is where we will get to see how we do under that pressure.”
The game starts at 7 p.m. Friday.