The Lincoln Abes piled up 388 yards rushing and jumped out to a 39-0 halftime lead in an eventual 47-14 blowout win over Foss tonight.
Julius Colwash got the Abes started on their first drive, scoring on a 26-yard counter run to put Lincoln up 7-0 less than three minutes into the game. Colwash caught a 14-yard TD pass from Richard Johnson on the next drive as the Abes took control. Colwash was the star of the night, rushing seven times for 75 yards and two touchdowns in addition to the touchdown reception.
Emmanuel Thompkins, in limited action, rushed for 134 yards on 12 carries, including a breakaway 64-yard score to put Lincoln up 19-0 in the second quarter. The Abes scored four touchdowns in the second quarter to put the game away, as Colwash followed with a nine-yard score, Julian DeLeon had an 18-yard scamper and Johnson broke loose to score from 43 yards out. Johnson would finish with 78 yards rushing on just five carries.
Darius Byrd gave Foss a bit of life in the second half, returning the opening kickoff 71 yards to the Lincoln 14 and catching a touchdown pass from Nick Burton on the following play to put the Falcons on the board. Byrd would later add a 30-yard TD catch and finished with four catches for 45 yards and the two scores, while Burton was 6-for-11 for 71 yards and the two TDs plus an interception.
Lincoln suffered a scare in the third quarter when Thompkins, the team's main rushing threat, went down with an apparent ankle injury, but Abes coach Mike Merrill said afterward his star running back should be fine. The Abes have a big showdown against Wilson next week, while Foss travels to Capital.
The United Way's Project:U is hosting the not-to-be-missed Get Involved Gala, a.k.a. The GIG, at the Tacoma Art Museum Nov. 5, featuring everything you want in a party: friends, food, drinks and dancing -- and all for a good cause. Buy your tickets before Oct. 15 for $30 apiece ($55 for two) before prices go up to $35 or $65 per couple. Wear your best cocktail attire and enjoy treats and drinks from local vendors. Win big raffle prizes, and most importantly, find out the many ways you can get involved in Project:U’s fundraising and volunteering events! For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.getinvolvedgala.org.
All proceeds benefit the United Way of Pierce County’s Community Solutions Fund.
Here are a few things that might make your weekend a bit more fun...
Friday, Sept. 30
FREE YA MIND
Free Ya Mind Production and Management invites the public to join in on a community celebration and birthday party honoring founder and host Stella Haioulani, Free Ya Mind patrons, community partners and nearly 10 years of spoken word, poetry and open mic at Tully’s Coffee. A multimedia presentation with food and networking at 6 p.m. A featured artist showcase will take place at 7 p.m., and an open mic will follow at 8 p.m. Tully’s is located at 764 Broadway. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
EXPLORE GERTRUDE STEIN
Toy Boat Theatre presents “3Swans: A Gertrude Stein Exploration,” featuring short plays by Stein and original work based on her dramatic writings. The event features University of Puget Sound students and faculty, as well as Toy Boat Theatre company members. Festivities start at 7 p.m. Admission is fee free, but donations are gratefully accepted. Info at www.toyboattheatre.com
SAY YES TO THE NO
Local favorites Pioneers West and the The F**king Eagles open up for Canadian prog-punkers NoMeansNo at 9 p.m. Sept. 30. Get in on the rockin good times for just $15 at the door.
Saturday, Oct. 1
The Triangle Business District in downtown Tacoma welcomes the public to the inaugural Oktoberfest Tacoma Oct. 1 from 2-10 p.m. The event will take place in Opera Alley in the Theater District at S. 7th St. and Court C. This nontraditional Oktoberfest will feature creative seasonal and pumpkin beers as well as locally produced ciders; chainsaw pumpkin carving; fresh, hand-made soft pretzels; and a pie-eating contest. Admission is $12 in advance or $18 at the door. Each ticket includes five generous tastings. Additional tasting tokens can be purchased for $1.50. Tickets can be purchased at 99 Bottles and Amocat Café. For more information, visit www.oktoberfesttacoma.com.
DRINK WINE BEFORE NOON!
Proctor Farmers Market is offering wine and food tastings this Saturday, with wines from FairWinds Winery of Port Townsend, accompanied by a fresh, local plate by featured restaurant is Capers Café & Take Home. Proctor Farmers Market runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at North 27th and Proctor Streets.
NorthWest Solar Group is organizing a tour of innovative green homes and buildings throughout Pierce County from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come learn how to use solar energy, energy efficiency and other sustainable technologies. The group will meet at 10 a.m. at 3614 N. 30th St. Info: www.brotherselectricsolar.com.
Check out Metro Parks Tacoma and USA Dance’s annual Grand Dance Extravaganza from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. at South Park Community Center. The big band-themed event features 20 dance workshops, social dance, competition and fundraiser for MPT Youth, and East Coast swing lessons. The early bird discounted fee is $50, or $45 for USA Dance members, Tacoma residents and students, and each individual dance workshop is $12. Dressy attire is encouraged, but to keep in the spirit of the day, find your best 1940s style and join the fun. South Park Community Center is located at 4851 South Tacoma Way. Info: www.metroparkstacoma.org/metroarts.
Sunday, Oct. 2
The 31st annual Pierce County Hunger Walk is happening this weekend at Fort Steilacoom Park in Lakewood, with all proceeds to benefit local food banks. Last year’s event raised between $225,000-$250,000, and this year’s goal is to exceed $350,000. Half of the proceeds will benefit the Emergency Food Network, and the other 50 percent will benefit local and international hunger relief agencies designated by each walker. Registration starts at noon, run starts at 1:30 p.m., and a walk starts at 2 p.m. Admission for adults 18 and older is $20, or $10 for children 6-17. Children 5 and under are free. Info at www.pchungerwalk.org.
Pomp and Circumstance may seem like a ways away, but Tacoma School District just released updates to the graduation schedule so that high school seniors and their families can plan accordingly for the "big day."
In order to fulfill the graduation requirements of 175-instructional days for seniors, combined with the recent loss of eight school days, the district has had to push back the graduation ceremonies for all schools.
The new dates for graduations are as follows:
School of the Arts - 6 p.m. June 11 at the Pantages Theater (901 Broadway)
Wilson High School - 4:30 p.m. June 12 at the Tacoma Dome (2727 East D St.)
Mount Tahoma High School - 8 p.m. June 12 at the Tacoma Dome
Oakland High School - 6 p. m. June 13 at Mount Tahoma (4634 S. 74th St.)
Foss High School - 2:30 p. m. June 14 at the Tacoma Dome
Stadium High School - 5:30 p. m. June 14 at the Tacoma Dome
Lincoln High School - 8:30 p. m. June 14 at the Tacoma Dome.
Additional information about changes to the 2011-2012 school calendar can be found by clicking on the Calendars tab on the district’s web site at tacomaschools.org or by calling your student’s school.