Week 3 City Game of the Week: Morse Tigers 22, Lincoln Hornets 28
At Lincoln High School on Friday night, where the Hornets hosted the Tigers from Morse High School, the Unity Bowl was a contest full of highs and lows for both squads.
The biggest point differential in this one was 21 points as the Hornets were up big at halftime.
Do not let that fool you, folks, the 2018 Unity Bowl was a battle of sandwiches and field position .
Your final: 28-22 Lincoln.
After being down three scores at halftime, The Morse Tigers got some some back on the first play from scrimmage to open the half, as Isaiah Thompson took one 66 yards on the ground for the score.
The very next possession, the Tigers found themselves in the endzone again. Running back Jaycob Hicks took one on the ground after a muffed snap in the third quarter. They would get the two-point conversion.
The big mistake for the Tigers in the second half was punting it to Don Chapman. He iced the game with an impressive return of 64 yards.
The Lincoln Hornets capitalized in desperate times.
The first score for the Hornets was a ball that seemed to be covered in butter, yet somehow Jamahd Monroe ended up with it at the bottom of the pile. Carlito Nothaft had a nice inside zone for a 25-yard score. Raymond Spriggs III hit Chapman on a nice fade route. The sealer though came from Chapman’s punt return.
The Unity Bowl goes to the Hornets this year. Morse next week travels to Vista High School. Lincoln hosts Sweetwater.
This week, Lincoln High School is the scene, as the Hornets will be hosting the Tigers from Morse High School.
Both squads come into the game with a 2-0 record, as this matchup is a non-league contest.
The head coach for the Morse Tigers is Tracy McNair and the head coach for the Lincoln Hornets is David Dunn.
The rivalry game this Friday between the Tigers and the Hornets, also known as the Unity Bowl, looks to be a great contest.
For the Tigers, they come off an offensive performance scoring 43 points while allowing zero against the Patrick Henry Patriots in week two.
Look for the Tigers to try and dominate the line of scrimmage and get their dual-threat running backs off to a good start early. Jaycob Hicks and Kenny Chaney will look to continue to be big factors.
The Hornets won in overtime last week 20-13 over San Diego High.
With a win and an important week three. it will be interesting to see which quarterback will start for the Hornets on Friday after sophomore Raymond Spriggs took advantage of his opportunity.
The Lincoln defense played well, including many important stops in key situations. It will be crucial for the Hornets to slow the Tigers’ offense down and keep the momentum into this big game on the schedule for both teams.
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