Medina Journal-Register — PEMBROKE - Scoring two quick first quarter touchdowns, the Lyndonville Tigers went on to avenge a 48-8 early season drubbing by defeating the Nickel City Kings 20-6 here Saturday in a Northeastern Football Alliance game.
Quarterback Denver Mackintosh ran for one touchdown and passed to Gary LeFrois for another and running back Derrick Adams added a TD run to spearhead the offense for the Tigers which improve to 7-2 with ther seventh straight victory.
Interceptions by Brad Ralph, Jon Gramm and AJ Cleveland highlighted the Lyndonville defensive effort.
The Tigers took charge at the outset by scoring touchdowns on their first two possessions.
Adams opened the Lyndonville scoring with a five-yard touchdown run, a drive he ignited with a 30 yard return of the opening kickoff. Mackintosh also had a big 23 yard run on the first play of the drive to get Lyndonville rolling quickly.
The Tigers doubled their advantage to 12-0 late in the opening quarter as Mackintosh hooked up with LeFrois who made a leaping catch into the end zone to complete a 25 yard scoring striking.
That Lyndonville scoring oppruntity was set up when the Kings lost on a fourth down gamble at their own 30 yard line.
The Kings had a touchdown wiped out by a penalty early in the quarter and Lyndonville maintained a 12-0 lead at the half as Ralph intercepted a pass at the Lyndonville 30 in the final seconds.
The Lyndonville special teams unit came up with a huge play to open the second half as a big hit by Adams forced a Kings fumble which he recovered himself at midfield.
It took just three plays for the Tigers offense to capitalize as Mackintosh broke loose down the sideline for a 43 yard touchdown run. He then passed to Joe Luxon for the two point conversion boosting the Lyndonville advantage to 20-0.
Nickel City finally got on the scoreboard in the first two minutes of the final quarter to make it 20-6. The Kings then recovered the on-side kickoff but could not capitalize as the Lyndonville defense slammed the door stopping the Kings last three possessions.
An interception by Cleveland in the final two minutes put a firm lock on the Lyndonville victory. Gramm’s pick came midway through the third quarter.
The Tigers will close out the regular season by hosting the Western New York Dragons at 5 p.m. Saturday at Pembroke Town Park. That contest was originally scheduled for a road game but the Dragons field is not available so the Tigers gain an extra home game.
The Tigers defeated the Dragons 22-8 earlier in the season.