Locust Grove’s record dropped below .500 for the first time this season Friday after losing to Lincoln Christian 55-21 on the road.
The Pirates started the game by stopping Lincoln Christian on Locust Grove’s four yard line.
Locust Grove marched down field to score on a 12-yard touchdown pass from senior Colton Witt to freshman wide receiver Jason Pirtle.
After a failed conversion, the Bulldogs answered in their next possession to tie the game at 6-6.
Lincoln Christian controlled the rest of the half and led 48-12 at halftime.
The Pirates scored first in the second half with a safety.
Lincoln Christian scored another touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Locust Grove scored once more via a touchdown run by freshman Vance Wilson.
Locust Grove Head Coach Matt Hennesy remains optimistic about the future of his team.
“You can’t expect a two-win team to change overnight,” Hennesy said.