Thursday, November 24, 2011


Lincoln High School got a major scare from the Orange Wave of Jefferson High School in their quarter final play-off game. The Railsplitters pulled out a 30-28 win.

Jefferson High School made it into the play-offs with a 4-7 record due to their strength of schedule. In their first round play-off game, Jefferson stunned Canarsie to advance. Jefferson was hoping to pull another stunner against the Railsplitters.

Lincoln was up 24-6 at halftime but Jefferson came out firing in the third quarter. With 5 minutes left in the third quarter, Lincoln's quarterback, Jesel Jones threw an interception that was run back. Then to add more drama, Lincoln fumbled on the ensuing kick-off and Jefferson recovered. Jefferson got the ball into the endzone with a little more than a minute to go in the third. This cut the Lincoln lead to 24-20.

With Lincoln up by two points at the end of the fourth quarter, Jefferson tried an onside kick but Lincoln recovered, securing the win. They now advance to the semi-finals against Clinton High School on Saturday in Coney Island.

Good news, bad news. Good news is, we are one game away from the finals at Yankee Stadium. Bad news is, we got to practice over Thanksgiving.

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