The Lenoir-Rhyne Football Team dominated Wingate in a 44-21 victory on Friday night. The Bears held Wingate to -43 rushing yards on the game and closed out the regular season undefeated.
Lenoir-Rhyne held Wingate to zero first downs in the first half and -32 total yards as they built a 30-0 lead going into the break.
After a pair of Chase Allbaugh field goals to open the scoring, a strip sack by Quentin Hayes was scooped by Preston Joseph and returned five yards for the first touchdown of the game.
Grayson Willingham hit Deondre Lester for a 34-yard touchdown on the Bears next possession and then scrambled for a 9-yard TD to put LR up 27. After a Chris Brown interception and return, Allbaugh buried his third field goal of the half as time expired to send LR into the break up 30.
Dareke Young scored his first TD of the season and Dwayne McGee found the end zone for the Bears in the second half. Willingham went 16-for-30 for 288 yards and a pair of touchdowns and McGee finished with 94 yards on 30 carries.
Lester had four catches for 77 yards and Ryan Carter went for 72 yards on four grabs.
Defensively, Lenoir-Rhyne had five sacks, two interceptions and recovered a pair of fumbles in the game. Lenoir-Rhyne extends its streak with at least one sack to 42 straight games.
Lenoir-Rhyne has won four straight head-to-head against Wingate and owns a 23-13 lead in the all-time series nad improves to 11-7 in games held at Wingate.
The Bears have now won 20 straight games against South Atlantic Conference opponents.
Lenoir-Rhyne is 3-0 overall and 3-0 in the South Atlantic Conference.