Lincoln Win Over Saints Takes Us to Qualcomm
Written by Zion Daniel
For the past 4 years that Lincoln has been re-opened, this is the first time that the Hornets have made it to the Division 3 playoff game. Last Thursday, Lincoln played against St. Augustine in the Division 3 Semifinals. This isn’t the first time that the Hornets have beat the Saints, in the regular season they beat them 27-3.
The Saints are a tough team, but Lincoln came together strong and pulled a victory. It was a tough game from the beginning, but the Hornets stayed focused. In the first and second quarter it was constant back to back scoring.
“As a team captain preparing for this game, I had to stay humble and keep level headed. We took it one day at a time and treated it like a business and bought into what Coach Hamamoto was saying,” stated senior Keithin Page, of Science of Engineering.
The game was so intense; everybody in the stands was up on their feet cheering on the Hornets. When defense was in, the crowd was cheering, “Lets Go Defense!” and same for offense. They were pumped up and supportive of each other as a team.
At the start of the second half, the Hornets were back and ready for action. They had a bit of a set back when the Quarterback Ta’jon Monday came out on injury. Second string quarterback Erick Jones stepped in and took over the second half. In the fourth quarter with eight minutes to go, Jones threw a complete pass to running back, Isaac Smith. The Hornets went for the 2 point conversion, which made the score 29-26.
“I had to step up, if we had any shot of winning that game," said senior Erick Jones, of Science of Engineering.
When asked about how he felt when he scored in the final minutes, Isaac Smith, of Science and Engineering said, “Just happy, I knew that when I got in the end zone, we were going to C.I.F. “
The Hornets won the game against the Saints, and are moving into the Division 3 championship game against Cathedral. The game will be held at Qualcomm Stadium at 1:00 p.m. today (Monday, December 6th). Tickets are $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for students, ages 5-18, and senior citizens, 60 or older. Parking is $10.00 per car. Tickets will be on sale only at Qualcomm Stadium beginning at 8:00 am on Monday, December 6.
Good luck Hornets!