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Linfield's Lewis twins playing for 'Moore'

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The streak just continues to grow in McMinnville. For the 61st consecutive fall, the Linfield Wildcats have posted a winning season in football.

Now bound for the Division III playoffs, the Wildcats have seen double in a pair of hard-hitting twins on defense. 

“I feel like I know what he's thinking, if it doesn't come out like I know he wants it to, I am going to come in and, it's weird. Sometimes we have memories that overlap," said Dylan Lewis. 

Linfield's Mitch and Dylan Lewis have lived their lives in a mirror. 

"I know with all of my heart that I did something and I can see it through my eyes and he swears that it's him and he can see it through his eyes,” said Mitch Lewis. “I don't know, it's just weird." 

Dylan added, “It's weird. A little Twilight Zone-y." 

The twin senior defensive backs are both physical and often still mixed up, even after four years in the Cat Dome. The twins are from Eugene's Sheldon High School where the pranks were limited but the brothers once pulled off an all-timer. 

"I was on the homecoming court and it was the weirdest situation. I didn't know the other person that got voted in and I didn't want to do it. So, I paid him $5 to go out at halftime for me and he put on all of the nice clothes and went out there,” said Dylan. 

“Mom wasn't too happy,” said Mitch. 

Dylan added, “She thought it was funny later.”

Making mom proud since '94, the Lewis brothers arrived to the Wildcats as a packaged deal. 

“It just felt right,” said Dylan.  “At Sheldon we were pretty used to winning and so was Linfield and I liked that. They expected to win and I wanted to keep doing that."

When asked who was born first, Mitch said, “I did, by three minutes.” Dylan added, “That’s why he’s number one and I’m number two.” 

Saturday's Senior Day was missing a key member at Maxwell Field. It's been just over two years since the shocking loss of Parker Moore, the linebacker from Woodinville who was senselessly killed while shopping across the street from his dorm at the 7-Eleven, but No. 35 is omnipresent. Moore's jersey is worn by a worthy Wildcat each and every week. 

"You have to conduct yourself in a different way. You are out there, you have to be the guy Parker was. You have to be the super respectful guy … You are representing something bigger than yourself, something bigger than football," they said. 

Beyond football, from bunk beds as kids to roomies at Linfield, what might post-college life look like for the dueling business majors? 

“We'll probably end up living in a duplex or something,” said Mitch. 

Fox 12’s Nick Krupke said, “You can marry twin wives!” 

Dylan said, “I’ve thought about this a lot … You have to get married at the same time or you are marrying your sister-in-law … kind of a gray area.”

Linfield's Division III postseason run begins this Saturday at Hardin-Simmons. 

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