The Lone Tree Lions evened their record to 3-3 for the season Friday night with a 62-32 win over Winfield-Mount Union.
Head coach Aaron Bohr said he was nervous heading into Friday’s matchup.
“We had a couple guys at less than 100%, and we weren’t able to go through our normal weekly routine due to homecoming and lousy weather, so I was a little nervous,” Bohr said.
Those fears were quickly put to rest.
The Lions came out of the gate hot with two quick scores, including a 48-yard passing touchdown from Harmon Miller to Alex Viner on Lone Tree’s first play from scrimmage.
The offensive explosion continued in the first quarter with the Lions ending the first quarter with a 30-8 lead.
Scores included two more Miller-to-Viner touchdown passes, and a Viner touchdown run.
The second quarter was a different story, though.
The Wolves scored twice, while holding Lone Tree scoreless in the period.
By halftime, WMU was back in the game, trailing 30-24.
“Outside of being a little sloppy in the second quarter, I thought our guys did a terrific job,” Bohr said.
Three minutes into the second half, Miller broke loose for a 41-yard touchdown run to put the Lions up 38-24.
Three minutes later, Viner faked a punt and ran for a first down, setting up a 32-yard scoring strike from Miller to Tyler Bell.
Lone Tree held a 44-24 lead heading into the fourth quarter, but the Lions did not let up.
Miller added a pair of touchdown runs for 25 and 20 yards.
Cale Yoder capped the game with a 32-yard interception return for a touchdown.
Miller finished the game with 179 yards passing and four touchdowns. He added three rushing touchdowns, while rushing for 127 yards.
Viner had 125 yards receiving and three touchdowns. He also picked up 89 rushing yards and a touchdown.
Yoder led the defense with 9.5 tackles. Bell and Josh Mills each tallied a sack.
On Friday night, the Lions hit the road to Marengo to face 5-2 Iowa Valley.