Lincoln Football History: Glance At Wolves Playoff Appearances
November 4, 1994 – Lincoln defeats Prairie Grove 14-0 during the second year of Danny Abshier’s tenure as Prairie Grove head coach in week ten.
October 20, 1995 – Lincoln qualifies for school’s first-ever playoff berth by going 7-3 in the regular season with a 20-19 win over Huntsville in week eight, despite losing its final two regular season games to Gentry (22-8) and Prairie Grove (21-6).
April 2002 – Lincoln head football coach Gary Moody resigns one month prior to spring practice and the Wolves conduct drills without a head coach. Moody was coming off an 0-10 season and took a job as an assistant coach at Huntsville. The Wolves went 8-32 during his tenure.
May 20, 2002 – Lonoke assistant football coach Mike Guthrie hired as head coach at Lincoln.
May 2003 – Guthrie switches Lincoln from a 4-4 defense to a five-man front during spring practice after the Wolves go 1-9 and surrender 295 points defensively.
May 2007 – Jonathan Johnson becomes Lincoln head football coach after Guthrie and the defensive coordinator both resign. Guthrie leaves Lincoln with a 9-40-1 record including a winless season in his last year.
May 22, 2008 – Lincoln wraps up spring practice under new head coach Brad Harris, who previously was the head coach at Arkadelphia. The Wolves are coming off an 0-10 season with Johnson, who led the Wolves’ baseball team to District and Regional titles in 3A with an appearance at state.
Sept. 4, 2009 – Harris and the Wolves break a 29-game losing streak, the longest in the state in football with a 9-7 win against border rival, Westville, Okla., but don’t win again throughout 2009.
Sept. 17, 2010 – Lincoln records a second-consecutive win, 36-0, over Haileyville, Okla., after beating Cedarville, 28-21, on Sept. 10; marking the first time back-to-back victories have been accomplished on the gridiron since Oct., 2005.
Nov. 11, 2011 – Lincoln qualifies for second state playoff football game in school history but loses, 48-12, at Smackover in the 3A first-round. Harris guides the Wolves to a 7-4 record.
May 2012 – Two-time All-State quarterback Cheyenne Vaughn transfers after the end of his junior season.
Aug. 31, 2012 – All-Conference runningback Tyler Cummings sustains season-ending knee injury as a junior during Lincoln’s 37-0 win over Westville, Okla.
Sept. 21, 2012 – Lincoln wins first-ever football competition at 4A level by defeating Berryville, 37-6, on the road to record a 4A-1 Conference-opening victory.
Nov. 2, 2012 – Lincoln season ends with a 5-5 record and no playoffs after a 40-26 home loss to Farmington.
Sept. 20, 2013 – Lincoln sets school record for most points in a football game with a 71-0 win at Dover. Senior Ryan Holcomb, who overcame the challenges of autism through playing football, makes an interception on the game’s final play.
Nov. 8, 2013 – Lincoln earns right to host school’s first-ever home football playoff game with a 28-7 road win at Farmington. The Wolves finish as conference runner-up to Prairie Grove after going 6-1 in the 4A-1.
Nov. 15, 2013 – Wolves win first-ever playoff game by defeating Nashville, 27-14, at home.
Nov. 22, 2013 – Wolves secure school’s first-ever road playoff win with Tyler Cummings carrying 34 times for school record 415 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns during 41-21 win at Malvern. Cummings’ performance is the seventh best in Arkansas high school football history at the time. Lincoln sets new school record for most wins in a season with 11.
Nov. 29, 2013 – Cummings sets single-season school record for rushing yards with 2,058, averaging 7.8-yards-percarry and scoring 29 touchdowns on the ground.
Nov. 29, 2013 – Lincoln senior linebacker Colton Barnum sets single-season school record for most tackles with 190 during 35-0 quarterfinal playoff loss at Booneville. He might have reached 200 but was injured early in the game.
April 21, 2014 – Lincoln school board accepts head coach Brad Harris’ resignation after six seasons having compiled a 26-38 overall record with two playoff appearances and a 2-2 playoff record. Harris’ sons, Drew, a two-year starter and All-Conference selection; and freshman Brayden, a fullback/linebacker, transfer to Benton where Brad Harris eventually becomes head coach after spending one year as a defensive coordinator.
May 19, 2014 – Former Razorback Scott Davenport hired as new Lincoln head football coach.
Sept. 1, 2014 – Lincoln (4A-1) plays Hot Springs Lakeside (5A South) at Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, losing 36-0. The marks the first of 30 starts Harrison Swayne, then a sophomore, will make at quarterback.
May 1, 2015 – Former Razorback Scott Davenport dismissed as Lincoln head football coach.
May 9, 2015 – Arkansas Activity Association tweets that Lincoln intends to hire Newport head coach Don Harrison as its new head football coach. Fearless Friday reports a head coaching vacancy exists at Newport.
May 18, 2015 – Lincoln school board votes to hire Don Harrison as head football coach.
Sept. 4, 2015 – Head coach Don Harrison starts freshman Caleb Lloyd at tailback.
Oct. 30, 2015 – Lincoln defeats Gentry, 33-12, to secure third playoff berth in school history; and second at the 4A level.
Nov. 13, 2015 – Dardanelle hosts a first-round playoff game and defeats 4A-1 No. 5 seed Lincoln, 42-0. The Wolves finished 4-7 overall, and 3-4 in conference.
Nov. 4, 2016 – Lincoln becomes first opponent during 2016 season to hold conference champion Prairie Grove (12-1, 7-0 4A-1) scoreless in the first quarter. The Wolves force six turnovers before eventually losing, 33-20. Lincoln ends the season (3-7, 2-5 4A-1) sixth among league teams. With the immient graduation of two-time All-Conference quarterback Harrison Swayne looming on the horizon, Coach Don Harrison switches runningback Caleb Lloyd to quarterback after the season.
Aug. 31, 2018 – Lincoln wins first football trophy in school history with 48-6 defeat of border rival, Westville, Okla., during first annual “State Line Standoff,” with the winning team taking home the trophy to display until the next year.
Sept. 7, 2018 – Lincoln gets first football win over Keys, Okla. with 40-7 rout to push the Wolves to 2-0 for the first time since 2013.
Sept. 21, 2018 – Lincoln Head coach Don Harrison gets first win over Gravette, 19-7, with the contest played in a downpour as the Wolves begin the season 4-0.
Oct. 12, 2018 – Lincoln defeats Green Forest, 50-0, on the road securing the largest margin of victory by the Wolves in Harrison’s tenure and possibly the second biggest pointspread in school history for a Wolves’ football win.
Nov. 2, 2018 – Lincoln breaks 19-game losing streak to rival, Prairie Grove, with a 59-48 victory setting a school record for most points ever scored at Wolfpack Stadium and against Prairie Grove. The teams combine for more than 1,200 yards of total offense. Lincoln generates 687 while Prairie Grove’s output is 547. Lincoln finishes the regular season 8-2 overall and 5-2 in conference.
Nov. 9, 2018 – Wolves make Lincoln’s fifth playoff appearance in school history on the road at Hamburg. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.