HICKORY — The Lenoir-Rhyne football team gained all 451 of its yards on the ground, rushing its way into the NCAA Div. II Championship game with a 42-14 victory over West Chester on Saturday at Moretz Stadium.
The Bears (13-1) reach their first-ever Div. II championship game, having made the NAIA final in 1959, 1960 and 1962.
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