Devin Craig, Correspondent
TALLAHASSEE, FLA., (www.franchisesportsonline.net) – The Lincoln Trojans’ defense limited the Leon Lions football team to zero points and forced three fumbles, all while keeping Leon under 250 yards of total offense.
“We wanted to limit big plays, and that’s what we did,” Lincoln linebacker Neryan Forston said.
Lincoln head coach Quinn Gray said the this was his team’s best defensive effort of the season.
“Absolutely, our defense did a hell of a job,” Gray said.
Lincoln posted 47 points on offense, exploding for 33 points in the third quarter.
Quarterback Chris Beard ran for one touchdown and threw for three more. Starting running back Caleb Matthews picked up over 125 yards rushing and two scores along the way.
Gray said before the half they were not playing up to par.
Late in the third quarte, Matthews scored off of a 68-yard touchdown run that sent many hopeful Leon fans home and sucked the life out opposing side of the stadium.
Lincoln now sits at 3-4 on the season and is in the driver’s seat of the district.
“This win means that we’re district champs, and it gives us a chance to go to the dance. Our kids know that our job isn’t done yet,” Gray said.
Leon loss their seventh game of the season, this being their homecoming. The Lions are still winless on the season.
Leon outside linebacker Jeffrey Perry was a bright spot with 7 tackles on the night.