Oscar stays in Lamar

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The Lamar Tigers improve the nation’s longest winning streak to 57 games after a 43-6 victory over the Nevada Tigers.

You can look at the final score and say that it’s just another win, but there was more involved in tonight’s Big 8 battle from Thomas O’Sullivan Stadium. Tonight, marked the first meeting between Lamar and Nevada in 13 years. It also resurrected an age old rivalry that is played for “Oscar” the Silver Tiger trophy. 

For 13 years “Oscar” has been behind the glass of the Lamar trophy case, and for this group of Seniors, that were just starting elementary school when Reece Lehman hit the go ahead game winning field goal back in 2005, intended to keep it that way.

Out of the gates, Lamar was all business as their first drive ended with Duncan Gepner finding a wide-open Trevor Medlin down the middle of the field for the 7-0 Lamar lead. 

Lamar’s defense would not make it any easier for Nevada as they forced a turnover via an interception by Cage Jordan that would set up another touchdown by Trevor Medlin this time on the ground.

Medlin wasn’t done stealing the show in the first quarter, the senior running back threw around every bit of his 5’6″ 140 pound frame to muscle his way into the endzone for the games third score and the hat trick for Medlin. (Medlin would add a fourth touchdown in the 3rd quarter).

Lamar continued to light up the scoreboard in the first half getting touchdowns from Daniel Contreras and Donte Stahl.

Lamar will now head to Cassville for their final regular season game against another undefeated squad the Cassville Wildcats next Friday (10/19). Nevada will head to Monett. 

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