Lincoln Hornets 20, Carlsbad Lancers 16
On Friday night for Lincoln’s home opener, the Hornets welcomed the Carlsbad Lancers to their hive. The Lancer’s were looking for their first win of the season while the Hornets hoped to remain unbeaten.
The first score of the night belonged to the Hornets with a 27 yard field goal by Flavio Varela. Shortly thereafter, Carlsbad got on the board with a Layth Haddad 20 yard TD run, the drive ended with a failed PAT. The score was 6-3 Lancers going into the second quarter.
Lincoln quickly took a 10-9 lead with an Asante Hartzog 14 yard TD pass to La Tre Jacquess. Carlsbad was driving down field when Jacquess made an incredible goal line interception and returning it 58 yards the other way. After a penalty, this set up a 52 yard run to the house by Micah Edwards. The score was 17-9, Lincoln up going into halftime.
Towards the end of the third quarter, the Lancers marched down the field and into the end zone thanks to a couple of big runs by Haddad. The Hornets’ lead was cut down to 17-16.
However, this was Lincoln’s game as a field goal and strong defensive play iced the win at 20-16.
PREVIEW: Week 2 of the 2015 season will bring us to Lincoln High School as the Hornets (1-0) face the visiting Carlsbad Lancers (0-1). Lincoln is coming off of an impressive shutout against Serra High, winning 60-0, while Carlsbad matched up against Phoenix’s Brophy College Prep in the annual Brothers in Arms Classic, and lost 30-12.
Lincoln High School had an impressive performance on both sides of the ball last week managing to completely shut out their opponents. Offense thrived with running backs La’ Tre Jacquess and Micah Edwards producing over 300 rushing yards; on the other side, Henry Ragdale earned 2 sacks and the defense as a whole had two pick 6’s on the night. The Hornets impressed in their season opener, to say the least, hopefully they can carry the momentum into week 2.
Carlsbad had less luck against Arizona’s Brophy College Prep. Though not garnering much in the rushing game as a team (only 76 yards), quarterback Shea Morales threw for 243 yards. The Lancers started the year as a top ten team but dropped out of the rankings after their Week 1 loss. Look for Carlsbad to come out strong on Friday night, seeking revenge and their first win of the season.
Will the Hornets walk away unbeaten or will the Lancers reach .500? Kickoff is set for 6:30 PM at Lincoln. If you can’t catch the game watch the Prep Pigskin Report on KUSI every Friday night at 10:30pm to see highlights from this game and all others around San Diego County!