Lynn's perfect season ends in loss to Cherokee

By SCOTT AND ZAK MCCULLAR, Eagle Sports Correspondents
Posted 11/17/17

LYNN — The Cherokee Indians knocked the Lynn Bears out of the Class 1A playoffs and ended their undefeated season with a 35-14 victory Friday night at David Posey Memorial Field.

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Lynn's perfect season ends in loss to Cherokee

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LYNN — The Cherokee Indians knocked the Lynn Bears out of the Class 1A playoffs and ended their undefeated season with a 35-14 victory Friday night at David Posey Memorial Field.

Lynn outgained Cherokee 279-251, had seven more first downs and 21 more plays than the Indians (9-3) but had no answer for senior running back Willy Padron. Padron rushed for 205 yards on 15 carries and had four touchdowns on the night. Three of Padron’s scores came in the second half which put the Bears (11-1) away for good.

Lynn’s defense was on display in the first quarter, not allowing the Indians to cross midfield.

The Bears held Cherokee to only two yards of offense before Jordan Davis gave Lynn an early 7-0 lead on a 9 yard touchdown run with 9:59 left in the second quarter.

The Indians would respond, however, with a 41-yard sprint by Padron on their next drive to tie the game.

The Indians broke the tie on their first drive of the second half on a 25 pass from Arian Strong to Javar Strong.

Then Padron took over, scoring on three straight drives to put the game out of reach for the Bears. Padron scored on runs of 87 and 16 yards before Lynn would cut the lead to 28-14 with 6:22 left in the game on a seven yard scamper by quarterback Noah Jackson.

Padron ran in the end zone from 15 yards out for his last touchdown of the night with 2:20 remaining to dismantle any hope of a comeback by the Bears.

Jordan Davis ran for 113 yards on 19 carries and a score. Noah Jackson went 4 of 10 for 43 yards and ran for 40 yards on 11 carries with a score. Ethan Delay caught two passes for 26 yards to lead the Bears in receiving. Lynn was going after its first 12-0 start since 2000.