Lynx hope to end skid with win over Haskell

Special to the News-DemocratNovember 16, 2013 

The Lindenwood-Belleville Lynx will close out their season Saturday when they host the Haskell Indians in a 1 p.m. game at Lindenwood Stadium in Belleville.

The Lynx, who started the season 3-1, are on a six game losing streak, but with a victory against Haskell would equal their win total from a season ago. Lindenwood-Belleville lost a week ago to NCAA Division II Missouri Southern State 55-0.

Missouri Southern State racked up 552 yards on the ground against the Lynx defense.

Haskell will come into the game with a 2-6 record. Its first victory came two weeks ago, when it defeated Trinity Bible College 39-36. Last week, the Indians received a forfeit from Cole College.

The Lynx offense has been carried by Kameron Harris, an Althoff High School graduate who holds the 15th-best rushing yards per game average in NAIA with 113 yards per game.

For the seas, Harris has rushed for 1,138 yards on 187 carries with 13 touchdowns. He only needs to run for 40 yards this week to become the first LU-B running back to eclipse 2,000 career rushing yards.

Dylan Bradley is the top receiver for the Lynx with 34 catches for 454 yards and three touchdowns.

Evan McFadden ranks second with 235 yards and two TD catches.

The Lynx offense should find success against the Indians, who have allowed an average of 40 points per game through the seven games they have played.

Javaughn Tabbs and Philepae Phillips, mainstays in the Lynx defense this year, will be playing their final game as seniors.

Tabbs has racked up 60 tackles and two interceptions from his cornerback position, while Phillips has had three sacks and a 5 1/2 for loss from his spot on the defensive line.

Linebacker TJ Onstott needs 13 tackles against Haskell to become the first Lynx defender to record 100 total tackles in a season.

Last season, the Lynx defeated Haskell 60-20.

The Lynx will be honoring their six seniors at this weekend's game. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. this Saturday at Lindenwood Stadium.

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