LTC Semi-Final: Lynx, Bucks On 92.9 The Ticket
Folks in Bucksport and Lincoln love their high school football. In this 66th year of the Little Ten Conference, the two schools who were founding members of the league compete once again to determine which team goes to the 2017 LTC title game.
How even are these two teams? Bucksport finished the regular season at 5-3 and the #2 seed. Mattanawcook Academy finished the regular season at 5-3 and the #3 seed.
They met way back in week two of the season - final score: Bucks 48 Lynx 42, in triple overtime.
What makes the matchup fun to think about is the fact that the Bucks and Lynx could be considered exact opposites when it comes to style of play...
Bucksport Golden Bucks: Coach Joel Sankey is the winningest coach in LTC history. He loves his golf and he loves to throw the football. And why not when you have senior QB Chase Carmichael. For four years the kid has played on the field named after his grandfather. 5,000 yards and 50 touchdown throws later, Chase could be playing for the final time at Carmichael Field. This season he has thrown for a LTC record 1,573 yards, 20 TDs and just four interceptions. The Bucks average about 36 points per game.
Mattanawcook Academy Lynx: Coach Pat House is the Lincoln postmaster and as MA football coach he likes to deliver the mail via the ground. Senior tailback Matt Young rushed for 1,002 yards. Only Ellsworth QB Connor Crawford ran for more in the LTC. And, senior quarterback Dominic Libbey can run it too. Plus he can throw the ball, too. But the stats show only about half as much as the Bucks. The Lynx average about 34 points a game.
Different styles. Similiar goal. Win and get to the LTC Championship game next week.
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